Der Kleine König

und seine Freunde


The little King and his friends want to paint a picture as a birthday gift for Aunt Röschen. But unfortunately the friends have lost track of the colors and players help to find them. All King & Friends cards are shuffled and set down grey side up. Color cards are shuffled two and set down in two stacks, color side up.

For the variant "Hallo, little King" each player draws a King & Friends card and lays it down open-faced. Then you draw a suitable color card from any stack and place it next to it. You can take each color only once for each King & Friends card. When there is no suitable color you draw a card from one of the stacks and set it down next to the stacks. As soon as such single cards are available you can also take one of those cards instead of the top one from the stack. If you have collected all colors for your King & Friends card, you draw a new King & Friends card. If someone cannot draw a new King & Friends card, the game ends and you win with most collected color cards. From age 4 your play "Little King" and must remember the cards on your card. "Big King" is intended for players of age 7+, you must now remember not only the color from your King & Friends card but also the colors that you collected. And for "Clever King" you also lay out the cards you cannot use face-down and you check a completed card before setting it aside - if a wrong color is in the pack you must but it back face down on the table together with one of your correct cards.

A typical Adlung game - short, concise and with lots of ideas and content and increasing demands in the versions; quickly explained and quickly played.


Players: 2-4

Age: 3+

Time: 10+

Designer: Bernhard Naegele, Karsten Adlung

Artist: Hedwig Munck

Price: ca. 12 Euro

Publisher: Adlung Spiele 2013


Genre: Color, memo

Users: For children

Version: multi

Rules: cz de en fr it pl

In-game text: no



Variant for Buntbär & Co

License topic

Four different versions for different age groups

Good roles

Handy take-along size


Compares to:

Buntbär & Co, all memo games using colors


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 3

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 1

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0