Get Your Game On

If you’re tired of TV, sick of surfing the web, and ready to exercise your brain, it might be time to give Blue Orange a try. Don’t worry, we’re not daring you to sample some oddly colored fruit. Blue Orange is a game maker. Founders Thierry Denoual and Julien Mayot have been developing games together since 2000, when Julien embarked on a 600-stop road trip to introduce their first game to specialty retailers and game enthusiasts across the county. The company name was inspired by surrealist poet Paul Eluard, who wrote “the earth is blue like an orange.” We’re featuring four of Thierry and Julien’s games: Trigger, Yamslam, Spot it and Sumoku. In Trigger, players strive to be the first to answer true-of-false statements correctly. It’s trickier than it sounds, since you also have to use the correct hand when you’re answering. Yamslam is a dice game that challenges players to roll different combinations, such as five of the same number, or a full house (one pair plus three of a kind), in order to earn points. There are four different ways to play Spot it, which consists of cards with symbols that you try to match. Sumoku is a crossword-style game that can be played solo, in teams or with multiple players. Players work to arrange numbered tiles in rows or columns that add up to multiples of a number shown on the die. Each of the games is fun, fast-paced, and appeals to all ages. They’re also travel-friendly, so you can take them on a road trip or to a restaurant. You’ll think, you’ll laugh, and you’ll feel a surge of adrenalin when you make a smart play. What more can you ask for?

Blue Orange Games

Portable, Fast-paced Games

Get Your Game On

If you’re tired of TV, sick of surfing the web, and ready to exercise your brain, it might be time to give Blue Orange a try. Don’t worry, we’re not daring you to sample some oddly colored fruit. Blue Orange is a game maker. Founders Thierry Denoual and Julien Mayot have been developing games together since 2000, when Julien embarked on a 600-stop road trip to introduce their first game to specialty retailers and game enthusiasts across the county. The company name was inspired by surrealist poet Paul Eluard, who wrote “the earth is blue like an orange.” We’re featuring four of Thierry and Julien’s games: Trigger, Yamslam, Spot it and Sumoku. In Trigger, players strive to be the first to answer true-of-false statements correctly. It’s trickier than it sounds, since you also have to use the correct hand when you’re answering. Yamslam is a dice game that challenges players to roll different combinations, such as five of the same number, or a full house (one pair plus three of a kind), in order to earn points. There are four different ways to play Spot it, which consists of cards with symbols that you try to match. Sumoku is a crossword-style game that can be played solo, in teams or with multiple players. Players work to arrange numbered tiles in rows or columns that add up to multiples of a number shown on the die. Each of the games is fun, fast-paced, and appeals to all ages. They’re also travel-friendly, so you can take them on a road trip or to a restaurant. You’ll think, you’ll laugh, and you’ll feel a surge of adrenalin when you make a smart play. What more can you ask for?

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Annika
    Annika

    Greetings Grommet fans! My name is Annika and I’m your “game guru,” here to share with you Blue Orange’s eco-friendly games.

    With every game, we strive to achieve a balance between challenge and simplicity. Our award-winning games are easy to learn, mentally stimulating and often provoke peals of laughter. But most importantly, they encourage kids & families to sign-off, unplug, and gather around for good ‘ole fashioned fun.

    How our games look and feel is as important to us as how fun they are to play. Game design follows our “back to basics” philosophy; we use natural and durable materials and take extra care to ensure visual taste and quality.

    Our fans and customers are our company's number one priority. I can't wait to answer any questions you might have!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/30/2012 2:30 PM

    I just received today's Daily Grommet e-mail and already two of the four games are out of stock. This is very disappointing. If a product is going to be showcased, there should be a reasonable number in stock to sell.

  • Pam
    Pam
    1/30/2012 2:54 PM

    I agree with the above. I feel that we should get the same discount when it is available.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/30/2012 3:18 PM

    @Karen and Pam - Sorry about the confusion, our system was saying we were out of stock when we were not. All games are available to order.

  • Terry
    Terry
    2/17/2012 2:16 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: every time I try to order Trigger and Spot It, I get the message that it isn't available. Has this been resolved?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    2/19/2012 11:17 PM

    @Terry: Thank you for your interest in the Trigger and Spot It set. We wish we have better news; it will only be available in early March. We'll be sure to contact you.

  • Tony
    Tony
    1/30/2012 3:46 PM

    We're intrigued by Trigger and Sumoku; we already own Spot It!, Yamslam and Golden Gate from Blue Orange. Love them all.

    Try Spot It!, y'all. You will swear up and down that the designers messed up on your particular cards: that the cards do not have a match.

    And then one looks closer, squinting maybe. Sooo humbling. Damn you, mes amis ici!

  • Annika
    Annika – Special Guest
    1/30/2012 5:50 PM

    @Tony: Playing Trigger can be a similarly humbling experience! You won't believe how obvious or common knowledge statements can trip you up while under pressure! Example: "Today is not an odd-numbered day of the month" "Chickens have teeth" However, you can definitely feel yourself improving with every game. It's a great brain exercise to keep you sharp!

  • Tony
    Tony
    1/31/2012 1:43 PM

    @Annika Harper: Oh man, Annika, I can feel my head hurting already; Owww (the query about today being odd or even is just plain embarrassing for me, and I'm staring at a [email protected]#$%ng calendar!). Since we have Spot It!, we decided not to order the Trigger/SI! duo. But we did order Sumoku, and it's on its way. Do you and Grommet have any other games in the current pipeline?

  • Annika Harper
    Annika Harper
    1/31/2012 4:16 PM

    @Tony: We would love it if Daily Grommet chose to feature some of our other products in the future. Stay tuned!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Blue Orange Games

Portable, Fast-paced Games

Get Your Game On

If you’re tired of TV, sick of surfing the web, and ready to exercise your brain, it might be time to give Blue Orange a try. Don’t worry, we’re not daring you to sample some oddly colored fruit. Blue Orange is a game maker.

Founders Thierry Denoual and Julien Mayot have been developing games together since 2000, when Julien embarked on a 600-stop road trip to introduce their first game to specialty retailers and game enthusiasts across the county. The company name was inspired by surrealist poet Paul Eluard, who
wrote “the earth is blue like an orange.”

We’re featuring four of Thierry and Julien’s games: Trigger, Yamslam, Spot it and Sumoku. In Trigger, players strive to be the first to answer true-of-false statements correctly. It’s trickier than it sounds, since you also have to use the correct hand when you’re answering. Yamslam is a dice game that challenges players to roll different combinations, such as five of the same number, or a full house (one pair plus three of a kind), in order to earn points. There are four different ways to play Spot it, which consists of cards with symbols that you try to match. Sumoku is a crossword-style game that can be played solo, in teams or with multiple players. Players work to arrange numbered tiles in rows or columns that add up to multiples of a number shown on the die.

Each of the games is fun, fast-paced, and appeals to all ages. They’re also travel-friendly, so you can take them on a road trip or to a restaurant. You’ll think, you’ll laugh, and you’ll feel a surge of adrenalin when you make a smart play. What more can you ask for?
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Annika
    Annika

    Greetings Grommet fans! My name is Annika and I’m your “game guru,” here to share with you Blue Orange’s eco-friendly games.

    With every game, we strive to achieve a balance between challenge and simplicity. Our award-winning games are easy to learn, mentally stimulating and often provoke peals of laughter. But most importantly, they encourage kids & families to sign-off, unplug, and gather around for good ‘ole fashioned fun.

    How our games look and feel is as important to us as how fun they are to play. Game design follows our “back to basics” philosophy; we use natural and durable materials and take extra care to ensure visual taste and quality.

    Our fans and customers are our company's number one priority. I can't wait to answer any questions you might have!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/30/2012 2:30 PM

    I just received today's Daily Grommet e-mail and already two of the four games are out of stock. This is very disappointing. If a product is going to be showcased, there should be a reasonable number in stock to sell.

  • Pam
    Pam
    1/30/2012 2:54 PM

    I agree with the above. I feel that we should get the same discount when it is available.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/30/2012 3:18 PM

    @Karen and Pam - Sorry about the confusion, our system was saying we were out of stock when we were not. All games are available to order.

  • Terry
    Terry
    2/17/2012 2:16 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: every time I try to order Trigger and Spot It, I get the message that it isn't available. Has this been resolved?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    2/19/2012 11:17 PM

    @Terry: Thank you for your interest in the Trigger and Spot It set. We wish we have better news; it will only be available in early March. We'll be sure to contact you.

  • Tony
    Tony
    1/30/2012 3:46 PM

    We're intrigued by Trigger and Sumoku; we already own Spot It!, Yamslam and Golden Gate from Blue Orange. Love them all.

    Try Spot It!, y'all. You will swear up and down that the designers messed up on your particular cards: that the cards do not have a match.

    And then one looks closer, squinting maybe. Sooo humbling. Damn you, mes amis ici!

  • Annika
    Annika – Special Guest
    1/30/2012 5:50 PM

    @Tony: Playing Trigger can be a similarly humbling experience! You won't believe how obvious or common knowledge statements can trip you up while under pressure! Example: "Today is not an odd-numbered day of the month" "Chickens have teeth" However, you can definitely feel yourself improving with every game. It's a great brain exercise to keep you sharp!

  • Tony
    Tony
    1/31/2012 1:43 PM

    @Annika Harper: Oh man, Annika, I can feel my head hurting already; Owww (the query about today being odd or even is just plain embarrassing for me, and I'm staring at a [email protected]#$%ng calendar!). Since we have Spot It!, we decided not to order the Trigger/SI! duo. But we did order Sumoku, and it's on its way. Do you and Grommet have any other games in the current pipeline?

  • Annika Harper
    Annika Harper
    1/31/2012 4:16 PM

    @Tony: We would love it if Daily Grommet chose to feature some of our other products in the future. Stay tuned!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.