In this colorful card duel, two players try to create as many rainbows as possible by placing their cards into the common area! *It will take sharp tactics and a sharper memory to claim victory!*
[green][tip] This tutorial is best viewed on a computer!1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment000
Nekonyancer[blue]*Your goal is to collect more cards than your opponent![/blue]*
You collect cards when:
*-* You place the *sixth uniquely colored card* in *[red]the card row,[/red]* forming a rainbow.
*- *The opponent messes up by playing a repeated color.2cell_3000cell_1 1 cell_2 1 cell_3 1 cell_4 1 cell_5 1 cell_6 1
NekonyancerOn your turn, you *MUST* play at least one card. As you can see, you have [blue]*three in your hand.*[/blue]
*Select the green card, in the middle!*
Two buttons should appear at the top: [red]Play and Play Flipped.[/red]
*Click on Play!*3card_1_2010card_1_7 2 card_1_2 2 card_1_39 2
NekonyancerGreat! The card went into the [red]*leftmost space*[/red] in the card row.
We can play more cards on our turn, if we like, but we must flip a card in the row before each additional card we play.
Let's try it!
*Select the card you just played. Then click "Flip" at the top!*1board_card_1_26281bfe9cc41010board_card_1_2 1
NekonyancerHey, the back of this card isn't green! [blue]*It's blue![/blue]*
It's important to realize that each card has a *different color* on each side.
This has important implications!1board_card_1_26281bfee2d6fe00
NekonyancerImagine that you are physically holding these cards in front of you. *You can see one side of them, and your opponent sees the other side!*
The same goes for your opponent's hand!2cell_1_26281bfee2d6fe00card_1_7 2 card_1_39 2
NekonyancerThat means our opponent *already knew* this side of the card was blue! He saw it when it was in our hand!3board_card_1_26281bfee2d6fe00board_card_1_2 1
NekonyancerNow that we've flipped a card, we have the option to play another.
*Select the aqua-colored card. Then click "Play flipped" at the top!*4card_1_76281bfee2d6fe10
NekonyancerHmm, the other side turned out to be *purple.*
Did you see that little animation of the card flipping? Well, *our opponent didn't!*
[green][tip] Since we played this card flipped, our opponent never saw that the other side is aqua![/green]1board_card_2_76281bff1c719100
Nekonyancer[blue]This mechanic is so ingenious and elegant because playing and playing flipped each have a pro and a con:[/blue]
+ You know what color will be played in the row.
- You see only 1 side, opponent sees both.
+ You see both sides, opponent sees only 1.
- You don't know what color will be played!2board_card_2_76281bff1c719100
NekonyancerWe just played a card, so we have the option to *pass.* If we wanted, we could flip another card and play the last card in our hand!
[red]!!! If you choose to flip a card, you won't get to pass until you play another card! !!![/red]
*Click on "Pass" at the top!*4archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6281bff1c88b310
At the end of our turn, we drew *until we had three cards again.*1card_1_186281bff4e511300
Nekonyancer*[blue]Our opponent played this card flipped, so they know what the other side is, and we don't.[/blue]*
They were lucky the played side turned out to be green - a unique color. If it was a repeated color (blue or purple) then *we* would claim all the cards in the row as points!1board_card_3_306281c24dcca7100board_card_3_30 2
Nekonyancer*[red]There are now three open spaces left in the card row.*[/red] If we can fill up every space in the row with a unique color, we'll claim all the cards as points!
We'll start with a risk...
*Select this yellow card. Then play it flipped!*1card_1_396281c2536c49e10cell_4 1 cell_5 1 cell_6 1 card_1_39 16
Nekonyancer*Whew!* It was aqua - a unique color. We're safe.
Next, before we play another card, we have to *flip* one. Erm... do you remember what the other sides of the cards were?
[red]!!! We have to make sure we don't reveal a repeated color! !!![/red]1board_card_4_396281c9f3a2de500
NekonyancerI think the other side of Card 1 was *green...*
And the other side of Card 2 was *aqua...*
So if we flipped either of them, there would be two cards of the same color in the row, and our opponent would claim them all! :(
We don't know what the other side of Card 3 is.2board_card_1_26281c9f3a2de500board_card_1_2 17 board_card_2_7 18 board_card_3_30 19
NekonyancerFortunately, we know that the other side of this one is yellow!
*Select this card. Then click "Flip" at the top!*3board_card_4_396281c9f3a2de510board_card_1_2 13 board_card_2_7 13 board_card_3_30 13 board_card_4_39 20
NekonyancerWe obviously can't play our other yellow card unless we play it flipped, and that's a big unnecessary risk.
But we can play our red card safely!
*Go ahead!*1card_1_186281ca077b53e10card_1_35 13 card_1_18 16
NekonyancerWe have to flip another card before we play our last card.
*Flip this card again!*1board_card_4_396281ca0b1dc6010board_card_4_39 16
NekonyancerWith the yellow side of Card 4 face down, we can play our last card safely!
This will make a [blue]*Rainbow - six unique colors!*[/blue]
*Play the yellow card!*1card_1_356281ca0e9d81810card_1_35 16
We claimed the whole row for 6 points - one point per card. You can see your current score [red]*here.*[/red]
Since we completed a rainbow, our turn ended (we were out of cards anyway).1player_board_913882836281ca1266a0900player_board_91388283 6
Nekonyancer[blue]*We're off to a great start!*[/blue]
Looks like we drew a *black card.* These are dangerous!
!!! Whenever a black card is played (or revealed), it counts as an instant mistake for the active player! !!!1card_1_246281d10190e5b00
Nekonyancer*Let's play this card flipped to hide this side from our opponent.*
Maybe they'll flip it later, letting us claim the card row!2card_1_246281d10190e5b10card_1_24 16
NekonyancerThe other side turned out to be *white!*
White cards count as *wild* - they can be any color!
There can be multiple white cards in the card row. Since they're wild, they don't count as the same color!
[green][tip] White cards make it easy to complete rainbows. You might want to hoard them in your hand for such opportunities!1board_card_2_246281d29425c9400
NekonyancerIf we play another card now, our opponent will have an opportunity to make a rainbow, so *let's pass!*2pass6281d29425c9410
NekonyancerThere are three empty spaces left in the row - *another opportunity for a rainbow!*
There are two red cards in our hand though, so one of them will have to be flipped at some point!1card_1_166281d372dcfbe00cell_4 1 cell_5 1 cell_6 1
NekonyancerBetter to take the risk earlier rather than later.
*Play this red card flipped!*2card_1_166281d372dcfbe10card_1_16 16
Nekonyancer[red]*Ugh! It was aqua, a repeated color!*[/red]
Our opponent immediately took all the cards as points. :(
Since we made a *mistake,* we had to draw back up to three cards and take another turn.1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6281dc157628c00
NekonyancerPlay will continue as you've seen.
When someone needs to draw from this deck and *can't* because it's empty, the game is over.
*[blue]Whoever has the most points (claimed cards) is the winner!*[/blue]2deck26281dc157628c00deck2 2
Nekonyancer[blue]*Thank you for playing through this tutorial for Rainbow!*[/blue]
If you have any questions or comments about the tutorial, feel free to send *Nekonyancer* a message!
A big thank you goes out to *Stefano* for bringing this game to BGA!
Have fun! :D3archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment6281dc157628c00