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Calico (Solo Option)


Calico is a puzzly tile-laying game of quilts and cats.

In Calico, players compete to sew the coziest quilt as they collect and place patches of different colors and patterns.

Each quilt has a particular pattern that must be followed, and players are also trying to create color and pattern combinations that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also able to attract the cuddliest cats!

Turns are simple.

Select a single patch tile from your hand and sew it into your quilt, then draw another patch into your hand from the three available.

If you are able to create a color group, you may sew a button onto your quilt.

If you are able to create a pattern combination that is attractive to any of the cats, it will come over and curl up on your quilt!

At the end of the game, you score points for buttons, cats, and how well you were able to complete your unique quilt pattern.

—description from the publisher

Solo Rules for Calico

When setting up for the solo mode you may use the beginner or standard setup.

Follow a players turn as usual, but after you choose your tile from the market, discard the tile furthest from the tile supply stack (or Bag, if using).

Slide the single tile still in the market away from the supply stack or bag (conveyor belt style).

Refill the market one tile at a time placing each tile one spot closer to the supply stack or bag.

Solo mode is probably best played trying to complete the achievements included in the rule book. The idea is to complete one of 10 designs and cat combinations.

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A selection of files from BoardGameGeek. Links will open in a new window or tab.

Rulebook, English

First Edition Rulebook, English

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Achievements charts

If you (like me) don’t want to write in your rulebook you can use this file to keep track of your achievements.

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Replacement Calico Score Sheet

A PDF file that includes two replicated Calico score sheets; print and trim as desired.

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