The Meeple’s Eye View is an in depth review of one of the many games in our board game library. This week’s column is written by featured blogger Rick Grayshock.
Need a quick game that appeals to a broad spectrum of people? Grab yourself a plate and let’s get some sushi!
Theme: Sushi Collection
Number of Players: 3-5 (The box and rules say you can play with 2. This is not a 2 player game.)
Game Time: 15-20 minutes
Age Appropriateness: 6 and up
Game Type: Sushi Go! Is a set-collection, simultaneous selection, drafting game. Players draft their best sushi collection to score points in three separate rounds. The player with the most points at the end is the winner.
Game Play: In each round players are dealt cards and choose one of the cards to play in front of them. All players reveal their choice and then pass the hand of cards to the next player. Repeat this action until all cards are used for the round and then score.
Each type of sushi scores in a different manner. Some need to be collected in pairs or threes in order to score. Others increase exponentially depending on the number collected. Some are always worth 1, 2 or 3 points unless played with a modifier. Then there are the dessert cards, which are only scored at the end.
Component Quality: The cards and tin they come in are good quality and wear well. The art on the cards is light and fun and helps draw the whole family to the table.
My Take: This family favorite filler card game is fantastic. Rarely do we ever play just one game at a sitting. Here’s another good indicator – the majority of people that we have taught this to have ended up buying a copy for their family.
This is a great game to teach the drafting mechanic with, but that isn’t the best reason to own this one. Sushi Go can be used as a gateway game to introduce friends and family to the hobby, and can be used to get the whole family – from kids to grandparents – to the table together.
Rick Grayshock is a husband and father who is a digital content producer for FOX Sports Ohio and is a co-founder of the Cleveland sports website WaitingForNextYear.com. Rick is excited to contribute to Meeple Moments and to write about his ‘other’ favorite hobby.