Cryptozoic Announces Release of Pantone: The Game

By Shahriar Fouladi

Cryptozoic Announces Release of PantoneTM: The Game

In Competitive Party Game, Players Try to Identify Pop Culture Characters Who Are Represented Only by Abstract Arrangements of Colors

Lake Forest, CA – August 20, 2018 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, today announced the August 22 release of PantoneTM: The Game. In this easy-to-learn competitive party game, 2-20 players try to recognize characters from popular culture who are represented only by abstract arrangements of colors, inspired by Pantone™, the world’s leading color expert.

Pantone: The Game

Designed by Scott Rogers (Rayguns and Rocketships, the God of War video game series), the game has received positive buzz ahead of its release and was recently named one of “The Top 20 Most Anticipated 2018 Gen Con Releases” on Chit Chat, the influential show on the Man Vs. Meeple YouTube channel. It has also garnered glowing reviews from highly regarded podcast and YouTube channel The Dice Tower, as well as Be Bold Games and SAHM Reviews.

"Working with Cryptozoic on PantoneTM: The Game has been a real pleasure,” said Scott Rogers, the game’s designer. “Ever since that first pitch meeting at Gen Con, it was clear that they ‘got it’ and they were the right publisher for the game. PantoneTM: The Game is such a colorful and easy-to-learn game that I hope that gamers around the world enjoy playing it with their friends and families. I'm looking forward to creating more PantoneTM games with Cryptozoic in the future!"

“What makes PantoneTM: The Game so special is how intuitive it is,” commented Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic. “There are so many creative paths to creating the characters in the game and none of them are wrong and all of them are fun! Through his design, Scott Rogers has designed a game that we think will appeal to people everywhere for years to come.”

In PantoneTM: The Game, the player who is currently the Artist chooses a Character Card and then designs a representation of that Character using only color Swatch Cards (in 15 different colors). The other players subsequently take turns trying to guess who it is. If no one can guess the Character during a round, a Hint is given at the start of the next round, with each Hint reducing the number of points awarded to both the Artist and the player who correctly identifies the Character. The winner is the player who has the most points after each player acts as the Artist three times.

PantoneTM: The Game will be available August 22 at retailers nationwide—including, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, GameStop,, and friendly local game stores (FLGS)—for a suggested retail price of $30.  


Pantone: The Game box

Product Details:

  • Number of players: 2-20
  • Ages: 8+
  • Playtime: 15-30 minutes
  • Game Design by Scott Rogers
  • Contents Summary:
    • 132 Characters Cards
    • 60 Swatch Cards in 15 different colors
    • Swatch Card Tray
    • Rulebook



For more information, check out PantoneTM: The Game product page.

About Cryptozoic
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit for more information about product releases, events, and news.


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PANTONE Color identification is solely for artistic purposes and not intended to be used for specification. Refer to current PANTONE Color publications for accurate color. PANTONE and the PANTONE Chip Design are trademarks of Pantone LLC in the United States and/or in other countries. © Pantone LLC, 2018. All rights reserved. This is an authorized PANTONE product manufactured under license by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

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Shahriar's picture Shahriar Fouladi

Shahriar has been working as a writer and editor for Cryptozoic since 2014. When not berating people about incorrect usage of commas, he enjoys staring at walls, eating fruit, and telling toddlers he's taller than them. He also likes superheroes, comic books, TV shows, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. In his free time, you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Laura, enacting some sort of mischief together.