Sushi Go! and Sushi Go Party!
Let’s jump straight in with one of my favourite games and a wonderful game for introducing friends and family to the world of modern board games: Sushi Go!.
- Publisher: Gamewright
- Players: 2–5; 8 years and older
- Play time: 15–30 minutes
- Main mechanic: Pick-and-pass
- Price: £9.99 (Amazon.co.uk)
The goal of Sushi Go! is simple, at the end of three courses (and dessert, obviously) be the player with the most points by picking the right dishes and sides to make pairs, triples, combos and more.
Each round, you pick a card from your starting hand of cards, and then pass the rest to your left. This continues until there are no cards left to pass, like the conveyor at your favourite sushi place!
At the end of each round, you jot down the points each player has scored for their sushi, sashimi, tempura, and more. You then set aside the puddings people have saved for later and shuffle all the other cards back together to form the deck for the next round.
Play continues until you’ve completed 3 rounds (or courses). Then, you add up all the points for each round with the points from the desserts, and see who gobbled up the best combinations and scored the most!
Sushi Go! is an incredibly simple but brilliantly fun game. It’s a great gateway game for those looking to enter the world of modern board games, and a quick introduction to pick-and-pass, also known as “drafting”, mechanics. And, it’s family friendly, though its theme may leave you feeling hungry after a game or two.
For Those Who Want More
If you’re already a fan of Sushi Go!, or you like games with more players or variety, then look no further than Sushi Go Party!
With new cards and combinations to make, a nice table centrepiece to hold the current game’s menu and score tracker, and support for up to 8 players, Sushi Go Party! is the game for those looking to take their sushi matching skills to the next level, for just £19.99.