Hey PI-Fans,

If you’re anything quite like me, you’re a complete sucker for a game that leans in on a theme. The Canvas series is one of those games.

As a painter competing in an art competition, players need to collect cards representing different art elements, holding on to the ones containing features the match the randomly selected judging criteria of the round. The twist here is that said cards are themselves clear plastic, allowing them to be overlaid on top of each other creating custom art pieces. A symbol bar at the bottom of each card displays which art elements are present on each card, with the potential for new layers to cover up or overwrite lower cards.

Canvas comes with it’s expansions Reflection and Finishing Touches, each of which provides additional elements to a game of Canvas in addition to combining into a stunningly beautiful triptych of art scenes.

The publishers even went so far as to include a little hook hole on the back of each box and the game logs are removable, allowing the boxes to be mounted on a wall like a picture.

If you want a thematic little card game with a unique premise, Canvas might just scratch that itch!



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.

During gameplay, players will utilize Canvas’ unique clear plastic cards to overlay different art elements over each other. As the clear plastic cards stack, different icons on the cards will be revealed or cover each other up, forcing players to be selective about what elements they wish to score in the final competition submission

Once all players have made 3 paintings the game ends.

1–5 Players, 30 Min, Ages 14+


Paint from a new perspective!

In Canvas: Reflections, the artistic puzzle has a new layer — Mirror Cards! These reversible cards add deeper strategy, and also give you increased flexibility to string together combinations of Elements. Additionally, the new board offers a wider selection of Art Cards that allows you to better plan ahead and presents more choices even when running low on Inspiration Tokens.

Canvas: Reflections also features Gold Bonus Ribbons which allow you to Grab a Gold Bonus Ribbon for lining up a specific Element next to a Gold Bonus icon and New Scoring Cards for puzzling new challenges and added replayability.

1–5 Players, 30 Min, Ages 14+, Requires Canvas


The gallery is seeking new masterpieces!

In Canvas: Finishing Touches, complete your works of art and show them off to the world with the new Frames! These Frames add a layer of interaction as players compete to have their work displayed on the gallery wall.

The Finishing Touches expansion also features Platinum Ribbons which are gained whenever your painting is framed in the gallery as well as an additional batch of New Scoring Cards.

1–5 Players, 30 Min, Ages 14+, Requires Canvas