2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Funnybone Toys–Card Games Meet Art with Spectrix, Array, & CUBU Review & Giveaway

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funnybone toysI love to play card games.  Growing up my mom and I would play rummy all the time – not only did I like playing the game, but I loved the time it gave me to spend with my mom just talking and enjoying each other’s company.  Since I love playing cards so much I am always ready to try out a new game and so I was very excited to learn about three new card games from Funnybone Toys.

So obviously I’m not the only one who likes to play games – almost everyone enjoys one game or another, but very few people enjoy the “art” that is also present in their games.  Owner of Funnybone Toys, Julien Sharp, and her amazing team of creative geniuses had the brilliant idea of bringing the art forward onto a level playing field with the concept of the game instead of being left in the background.   And so they set out to design card games that were not only thought provoking and fun, but also beautiful works of art that are meant to be enjoyed instead of merely looked at which resulted in three Color Series Games:  Array, CUBU, and Spectrix.  I was thrilled to receive one of these games to try out and so I chose Spectrix.

The reason I chose Spectrix is because it is very similar to my previously mentioned favorite card game – IMG_6363rummy.  However, instead of working with numbers and card suits Spectrix is a deck of 96 cards in 12 gorgeous colors plus 6 guide cards.  Game play is very similar to rummy with players making either colored collections or sequences – the guide cards are very handy in helping when making sequences to know the exact order the colors need to be played.  Plus if a player makes a complete sequence/spectrum they then collapse that spectrum into “white light”which further increases their chance of winning.  Check out this video to get an even clearer understanding of how Spectrix is played.

Dustin, my mom, and I had a great time playing this game and figuring out the most ideal ways to play our cards – definitely a thought provoking game!


I love that the concept of this game is simple enough that even an 8 year old can play it yet thought provoking enough that adults of all ages would enjoy it as well.  Most definitely a game the entire family can enjoy.  Array and CUBU both look like tons of fun too so be sure to check out the Funnybone Toys website to learn more about those games as well!


With the holidays right around the corner one or more of these games would make a perfect gift for a game or art lover in your life.  Plus they are reasonably priced at $14.99 each so you won’t break the bank, but the recipient is sure to love the gift – doesn’t get more perfect than that!  Check out the list of places that you can purchase Spectrix, Array, and CUBU which include book stores, toy stores, and museums which are definitely the perfect place to display such awesome works of art.

Oh and guess what?  One lucky reader is going to win their very own choice of game from the Funnybone Toys Color Series Games.  To enter fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below – good luck!

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17 Responses to 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Funnybone Toys–Card Games Meet Art with Spectrix, Array, & CUBU Review & Giveaway

  1. Stacie says:

    I would pick Cubu, I think my teens would like to play that one.

  2. Mayla Moore says:

    I most like to play card games with my son. I would choose CUBU.

  3. debbie jackson says:

    i play with the grandkids and cubu looks great

  4. Paula Lee says:

    I would like Spectrix to play with the family.

  5. Amy T says:

    I woul dplay wiht my husband and let him pick the game

  6. Audra Weathers says:

    I like to play card games with the whole family. I would pick the Spectrix game; that looks like a lot of fun.

  7. Anne Perry says:

    I like to play with my Mom… I’d like CUBU

  8. Joy Newlan says:

    Hubby and I.. Spetrix

  9. Sarah C says:

    I love to play games with all my kids. I would love to try spectrix.

  10. JLin says:

    with my husband and I would like to try CUBU

  11. Amanda J. says:

    I play cards with my hubby! Array is the one I’d pick.

  12. Heather peterson says:

    I would pick Spectrix it looks like so much fun

  13. Diane Sallans says:

    I’d go for spectrix too – I always like rummy.
    Our family loves to play games when we get together on vacations and at holidays.

  14. Beth R says:

    I would like Spectrix to play with the family.

  15. Jessica says:

    I like to play with my husband, we’d choose Spectrix.

  16. Jordyn L. says:

    I like to play games with my family, and I think Array would be a great addition to our game nights.

  17. K.Pugh says:

    I like to play card games with my kids and our friends.
    I’d choose the Spectrix.
    Thanks for the chance.

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