2020 · 1-5 Players · 25-35 Minutes
Canvas board game
Canvas board game

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 player have made 3 paintings the game ends.

The player with the most points wins!



Year Published2020
Number of Players 1-5
Playtime 25-35 Minutes
Minimum Age 14
Mechanics Dice Rolling, Hexagon Grid
Categories Art, Kickstarter, Puzzle
Learning Complexity 2.00 / 5[Vote]
Strategy Complexity 3.00 / 5[Vote]
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the printing on the transparent cards wear off?

According to the publisher R2i Games (Road To Infamy), ink on the cards has shown no signs of fade or wear even after 100+ plays of the game (see Kickstarter FAQ page). They're working with Panda Games Manufacturing, who has a reputation for producing high quality games and you can their portfolio here.