Sushi Go is a card game that is based around Sushi. Seriously, its just that. I was first introduced to this game by Geek and Sundry Tabletop episode. Right from the off i knew this game would be great for our group - and to introduce new people to tabletop/board games. This is the third part of my Boardgame/Tabletop gateway series.
What's it all about?
The game consists of 3 rounds, and the person with the most points at the end wins. Depending on the players, you are dealt a number of cards. You need to pick one of these cards and pass the remaining cards to your left. The selected card is revealed and the rounds continue until all the cards have been used up. That's all the game play rules.
Cards have a score value. Some cards will score points by themselves, others require a combination to increase the score value. For example, Wasabi scores nothing, but the next Nigiri will be trebled. This could score up to 9 points. Dumplings are cumulative, so the more you have, the more points you will get. The only card that is slightly different are puddings. You keep all the puddings until the end of the game. The person with the most gets 6 points, the least will lose 6 points. This can, and has, changed the outcome of a game.
Once all the cards have been played, the scores are totalled.
I really love this game. It is fun, light hearted, non stressful, quick game. As a gaming group, we play this while waiting for our food to be delivered. Everyone just seems to be happy when we are playing this game, and i put that down to the simplicity and artwork. For about £10 this is a game that people should have.