Chromino game

Chromino Rules

Chromino is a matching game for 1 to 8 players, and can be played by anyone who’s 6 years old and over. The game consists of matching two chrominos by connecting at least 4 squares of the same color.

Rules of the game

  • Match two chrominos by connecting at least 4 squares of the same color.
Chromino matching
  • Attention! It is forbidden to connect squares of different colors.

How to Win?

  • The first player to use all their chrominos wins the game.

Contents of the Game

– 75 classic chrominos, 
– 5 chameleon chrominos combining 2 different colors at each end,

Chameleon chromino
  • Attention! A chameleon chromino serves as a joker and the central square can be associated with any color.
  • 1 bag,
  • 1 rulebook


  • Place a chameleon chromino, face up, in the center of the table. It will serve as a base.
  • Store the rest in the bag to form the draw pile.
  • Each player draws 8 chrominos and places them in front of themselves.
  • Attention! Opponents must not see your chrominos.

How to Play?

  • The youngest player starts.
  • If a match can be made, the chromino is placed on the table.
  • Otherwise, draw another chromino.
    – If a match is possible, place the chromino and end your turn.
    – Otherwise, keep the chromino.
  • The turn passes to the player on the left..

End of the Game

  • When a player has only one Chromino left in their hand, they place it on the table face up.
  • That player wins the game.
  • A last round is played and if other players manage to place their last chromino, they are tied for first place.
  • Attention! The Chameleon Chromino cannot be the last Chromino played by a player.
  • If this is the case, the player must draw.

Variations of the Game

Regarding the draw pile

  • The player can be limited to 3, 4 or 5 successive draws.
  • The number of successive draws is unlimited.

Regarding the chrominoes in hand

  • The player can place their chrominoes, faceup, in front of themselves.

Variation for toddlers

  • The object of the game is to connect two pieces of the same color.
Connecting piece in Chromino

Expert variation

  • Assign one point to each color that makes up a Chromino.

= 2 points

  • A Chameleon Chromino is worth 3 points.
  • Raise the points obtained by combining 2 chrominos.
Raising point in Chromino


Each chromino is worth 2 points.
The match is worth 4 points.

  • The player who collects the most points is declared winner.