Funnybone Toys’ first three card games -- Spectrix, Array and Cubu -- take inspiration from the color spectrum. Spectrix is similar to rummy; players use their color cards to make moves such as three of a kind or a straight of sequential colors. Array challenges players to match colors. It’s like dominos, but with a geometric twist that lets players branch out and make color connections that extend in many directions from the 16-sided cards. With Cubu, each card contains 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 boxes, and no two cards are alike. The color and position of the square and rectangular boxes determine how Cubu cards can be played. All three games challenge players to be the first to get rid of all their cards.
Together with her design-oriented co-founder, Julien is working to create toys that give your brain a workout while you’re having fun. From a play standpoint, Funnybone Toys’ card games are challenging and innovative. On the graphics front, they have a modern, minimalist vibe that’s a refreshing change from typical game aesthetics. All together, it’s a winning hand.