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Rio Grande Games
Game play in Coloretto is easy: Draw a card to play to a row, or take a row of cards to add them to your collection. A row can have at no more then three cards, so at some point everyone is forced to take a row. Once all the rows have been taken, players start a new round, drawing or taking once again.
What are you attempting to do with these cards? Collect large sets - but only in three colors as every color beyond the third will cost you points. Jokers are highly-prized as they act as wilds, and +2 cards provide sure points, giving you a back-up plan if everything goes south in terms of the colors you're collecting.
Once only a few cards remain in the deck, the round ends and everyone tallies their score, choosing three colors of cards to score positively while any other colors count against you. Each color is scored using a triangular number system: the first card in a color is 1 point, the second card is 2 points, and on and on. The player with the highest score wins!
A 2 player variant is included with some versions of Coloretto, the only change being that rows can have only 1-3 cards played in them, depending on the icons on the row cards.