$108.25

Canvas Reflections Deluxe and the reprint of the original Canvas Deluxe are here!!

Along with a handful of copies of the mini-expansion packs!

OK folks!  It is time for yet another write up!  Aaahhhhh!!  I really need to not wait until I have 6-10 of these things to do at once.. haha.  It can be tricky finding time to get all of them done. Pffffft.

My shortcomings aside (smile)… I’m going to use the same awesome write up by Frankie LaFave that I used for the original Canvas deluxe listing because a) it’s awesome, b) it helps me continue to spread the word about the SuperBoardSunday podcast, and c) I need a break from write ups. Hehehe. OK… OK.. that last bit is just an added bonus.

So, what do I have in this listing.

Well… I’ve got 12 bundles of Canvas Deluxe and Canvas Reflections Deluxe along with the Kickstarter Exclusive mini-expansion pack (more cards, new icons) for those who missed both the original Canvas campaign and the Reflections campaign…. Simple, wonderful stuff. 😁 I want to mention up front that the wooden easels that were part of the deluxe upgrade kit for the first release of Canvas are not part of these bundles. Bummer… I know!

I don’t believe they produce those any longer… or if they do, I wasn’t able to get my hands on them. But, the rest of the wooden bits from the deluxe edition are still part of the package and well… there you have it.

What is included in this bundle specifically?

Canvas Deluxe includes… Canvas base game, 8 Award Cards, 120 Base Wood Tokens.

Canvas Reflections Deluxe includes… Canvas: Reflections base game, 10 More Reversible Transparent Cards, 5 Signature Style Cards, 2 Ribbon Pins, 26 Expansion Wood Tokens.

The Canvas mini expansion pack is a Kickstarter exclusive that includes 10 art cards and 8 award cards.

You can find the original Kickstarter campaign for this release HERE to see the specifics up close and personal.

Canvas Reflections…

This beauty of an expansion adds some extra wonderment to the base game.

*Side note – this is not a stand-alone expansion and definitely requires the base game to play! Not a worry here, as the main bundle includes both*

Specifically (smile), the Reflections expansion adds new transparent mirror cards that can be played front or back (allowing the relative position of the icons to shift). And as an added bonus the color schemes are different on each side of the cards… ohhhhhh… I love the attention to DETAIL in this game! So good!! Ahem. Ah yes, also included is a new game board that provides two rows of art cards to choose from and even a slot that offers a couple of free cards so that you can keep those artistic juices flowing even when your inspiration is dwindled.

Also included are the shiny, wooden, gold bonus ribbons worth three points apiece… as well as 8 new scoring cards that infuse the game with some more variation awesomeness!

And finally… as part of the deluxe edition only (smile), the Signature style cards that award bonus points for creating certain illustrations (think corporation cards from Scythe), the wooden tokens (10 screen printed inspiration tokens and 16 gold ribbons), as well as the “best in show” and “masterpiece” ribbon pins!!

Sweeeeeeeeet!! I love this GAME!

Ahem.

OK… now onto Frankie’s original write up for the rest of the “This is Canvas!” vibe!

OK folks… we’ve got a guest write-up-writer this time around!  

Please welcome Frankie LaFave… of Super Board Sunday podcast infamy… to the Upstart loyal write-up readers club!

As I have written about here and there (smile), Upstart has allowed me to meet some really wonderful humans… and the crew from Super Board Sunday are definitely in that cohort. Christian and Brian (also from the show) were amongst some of my very first customers back in 2019! And over the past couple of years we have gotten to know each other well… have played some virtual board games… chatted about life… and I even met Brian when he drove down to New York from New Hampshire to pick up a huge game order!

Later, as they formed Super Board Sunday, I met Frankie and Jim… and we’ve all continued to grow as friends ever since. Wonderful humans… great show… what’s not to love?

If you haven’t checked out their podcast, you can give it a whirl HERE

Their easy-going banter, incessant tangents, and thorough reviews of games and the industry make for a solid show! And, I send them some giveaways from time to time… so you might just be able to pick up a sweet new game for nothing 😊🎉

OK… without further ado… I present… “The typographical musings of Frankie LaFave in B flat: A contemplation on art history and wooden bits”

Step up to the easel and see if you have what it takes… 🖼🖌

We’ve all wanted to be prolific painters in our lifetime. Monet, Van Gogh, Kahlo, Dali. Hell, I’d even settle for half of Bob Ross’ talent. Canvas gives you those talents, even if they are only fleeting.

In Canvas, you are going to be creating your masterpieces with the use of illustrated transparent cards to prove your painting prowess. Aside from the wonderful illustrations at the top of each card, you’ll find various symbols among the swatches of paint at the bottom of the cards.

As you draft the cards in search of inspiration, you’ll also want to keep your eye on those symbols. You’ll gain ribbons depending on how those symbols show up in the three cards that spark your inner O’Keeffe.

The more ribbons you acquire, the more points you’ll receive. This will come as a surprise to no one, but the person with the most points, wins!!

Yeah, Yeah!! But what about those bits?? 🪵

The Kickstarter edition steps up the painter-y feel! 🎨

You could have cardboard palette tokens, but why would you want those when you could have wooden tokens that look like they’re ready to create the perfect color on?

Those ribbons you will so desperately be working for are no longer cardboard chits! They are wonderful, screen printed, wooden tokens! ❤️🎉

As if those palettes and bits weren’t enough, there’s also 10 exclusive transparent art cards and 8 new award cards (the Kickstarter exclusive mini-expansion pack)! Oh, I almost forgot to mention, this great game about art can be displayed AS art!! It has a built-in hanger that allows you to put this masterpiece about masterpiecing (??) up on your wall!

Step back and appreciate the wonder you just created… 🖼👍

Canvas is a great wind down to a game night. You and your friends can stand about with your glasses of wine and muse over what each artist’s motivations were. Or, you could cut them down for the rubbish they are passing off as art. I’m not your boss, you do what you want.

Canvas is a simple, beautiful game that belongs in anyone’s collection. If you want it to be part of your collection, you better act fast, cuz the paint won’t stay wet for long!! 💥

 

Ages: 14+
Players: 1 – 5
Play Time: 30 minutes
Designers:
Artist: Luan Huynh
Publisher:
SKU: ROAD TO INFAMY 002
MSRP:
$120+ on eBay and Amazon for both
at the time of this listing (JULY 2022)
Our Price: $108.25
Links to BGG:

 

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The ALL-IN Canvas compilation! This bundle includes the deluxe base game, a deluxe copy of Reflections, and the Kickstarter exclusive mini-expansion card pack. Paint ON.

In Canvas, you play as a painter competing in an art competition. Players will collect art cards, layering 3 of them together to create their own unique Painting. Each card contains a piece of artwork as well as a set of icons used during scoring. Icons will be revealed or hidden based on the way players choose to layer the cards making for an exciting puzzle. Paintings are scored based on a set of Scoring cards which will change each game. Once players have created and scored 3 paintings the game ends.

On your turn you may take an Art card or make a painting.

Art cards are selected from a row of cards in the center of play. Each of these cards has a cost associated with their position. After selecting an Art card you must pay its cost by placing an Inspiration token on each of the cards to its left. If you do not have enough Inspiration tokens, you may not select that card. Any tokens on the card you have selected are kept for future turns. The far left card costs no Inspiration tokens to take.

If you have three or more Art cards you may chose to make a painting.

Select 3 of your art cards, arrange them in any order and then score them by comparing the visible icons on your painting to the Scoring conditions.

Once all players have made 3 paintings the game ends.

The player with the most points wins!

Paint from a new perspective! In Canvas: Reflections, the artistic puzzle has a new layer — Mirror Cards! These reversible cards add deeper strategy, and also give you increased flexibility to string together combinations of Elements. Additionally, the new board offers a wider selection of Art Cards that allows you to better plan ahead and presents more choices even when running low on Inspiration Tokens.

Also features: Gold Bonus Ribbons – Grab a Gold Bonus Ribbon for lining up a specific Element next to a Gold Bonus icon.

New Scoring Cards for puzzling new challenges and added replayability.

—description from the publisher

Additional information
Weight 4.2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 5 in
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