Colour Mix-A-Roo is a colour creation game from Crayola that helps children learn their primary colours without the need for messy paint mixing.
Players take it in turns to spin a wheel and select a card telling them which colour they have to create. They then need to decide which colours they need to mix together - from red, blue, yellow and white - to make that colour and locate these on the board.
The game’s clever design means that when all these colours are turned on the dial in turn, the little plastic door on the board can then be opened to magically reveal the final result. If that matches the colour on the card, then the players gets to keep that card.
The game is better explained by way of demonstration which we have attempted to do below. Please ignore the part at the end where IJ reveals that the game is not magic! By the fifth game she had worked out how the dial works.
We really enjoyed playing the game and it will certainly help children (and adults) learn their primary colours in a fun way. It is designed for children aged 4+ and would appeal to those younger than IJ. At nearly eight she was able to remember the combinations of colours very quickly and so the game lost some of its appeal until we put it aside for a week or two then played it again.
It’s fun to play and IJ has taken it over to Granny's house so she can ‘teach her about colours’. For preschool children it is a game we would recommend. For older children it does lose its magic after a while although we think Granny is a little bit hooked.
Colour Mix-Roo is available from University Games priced £9.99. We received a game free of charge to review.