Color Mix-A-Roo

from Wild Planet


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Get ready for a new way to play with color thanks to Crayola and Wild Planet who have teamed up for a new line of Crayola-themed games. The new games focus on recreating images and matching and mixing colors, all without the use and mess of traditional art supplies.

Color Mix-A-Roo is an impressive game that teaches players about primary and secondary colors. A cleverly constructed palette permits color mixing without a mess. Colors come pre-printed on the palette, which has a center dial similar to that of a rotary phone. Players dial in combinations of two, three, or four colors to make their desired shades.

In addition to mixing primary colors, players learn about tinting—combining white with a color to make it lighter. This allows for the creation of pink, lavender, beige, and other light colors.

Players flip cards to find out which secondary or tinted colors they need to create. Each card contains a color and a number. The number indicates how many colors the player can mix together to make the shade shown on the card. If players select a card with a green object on it and the number two, they know they can make the color green by mixing two colors. If they dial yellow and blue on the palette, the same green that appears on the card will appear behind the palette's revealer door.

When players are done dialing their colors, they open the revealer door to see if their combination is correct. If it is, they keep the card that has the color they made. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins. A color mixing help sheet is included for kids to reference until they become more familiar with the science of creating secondary colors. The game is for two to four players.