Blue Orange was showing off three new games for this year at New York Toy Fair:  Rose Ceremony, Animix, and Piece of Pie, all scheduled to release this spring.

Created by Ken Gruhl (Happy Salmon, Cahoots), Rose Ceremony is a bluffing-style game in which players offer one another roses which may or may not have thorns.  The recipient of the gift can accept it or return it to the giver.  The first player to get 10 points worth of roses wins, but a player with 5 thorns is out of the game.

Rose Ceremony features artwork by Sabrina Miramon (Photosynthesis, Planet).  It is designed for 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up.  MSRP is $12.99.

In Animix, a tableau of cards determines the value of various animals, from penguins to elephants, each of which has their own scoring mechanism.  Players compete to score the animals, either by playing cards from their hand or swapping for cards from the tableau, which in turn changes their values.

MSRP for Animix is $12.99.  The game is intended for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in about 10 minutes.

Piece of Pie was created by Brett J. Gilbert (Elysium) and Trevor Benjamin (War Chest).  In this game, players assemble their own pies by taking pieces from a communal selection of pies.  Each game, a number of “recipe cards” award points to players who can collect the matching types of pie fillings and decorations or by collecting matching sets.

This game is intended for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.  MSRP is $14.99.

Click Gallery below to see components from the three games.

Last summer, Blue Orange released a roll-and-write version of its Spiel des Jahres-winning Kingdomino (see “‘Roll and Write’ Meets ‘Kingdomino’”).