A quick look at the components in the colour based party game, Hues and Cues, from The Op. Note my printing of the game is the version published in America.
In Hues and Cues, one player gives a one word cue while the rest of the players try to guess the matching colour. Then the first player gives a two word cue and everyone makes a second guess. Points are awarded for how close everyone is to the actual colour.
Disclosure: Thanks to The Op for sending us a review copy of this party game.
What do you get in the American printing of Hues and Cues?
What hue do you think of when we say “apple”? Hues and Cues is a vibrant game of colorful communication where players are challenged to make connections to colors with words. Using only one and two-word cues, players try to get others to guess a specific hue from the 480 colors on the game board. The closer the guesses are to the target, the more points you earn. Since everyone imagines colors differently, connecting colors and clues has never been this much fun!
Gather around with three to ten people to play a quick and simple game with a prism of possibilities! First, a “cue giver” hides a specific color they’ve chosen out of a deck of cards. There are 480 shades on the board in front of you! After getting one- and two-word cues, everyone places their marker on which color they think is being described. “Coffee.” Is it dark brown, as in freshly brewed? “Au lait.” With milk. That means I should pick a lighter shade!
Use examples from everyday life, from nature to pop culture, or materials and moods. Everyone around the table gets a turn to give cues and guess. The better your hints or guesses, the more points you earn. Play off others’ experiences to narrow down what they have in mind!
Hues and Cues is simple to learn and quite fun to play. Check out our Hues and Cues review for more thoughts on this colour based party game.