Sushi Go! and Sushi Go Party! Review

Sushi Go! has become a staple at our game nights. It’s quick and fun and if you want to add more players or dial the difficulty then the Sushi Go Party! version is also available.

Sushi Go! The Pick and Pass Card Game

sushi go game

What’s it about?

In Sushi Go! every player gets dealt a hand (the size varies on the amount of players and provides for up to 5 players). Then every player picks a card and pass the rest to player on the left. Then everyone reveals their chosen card at the same time. Keep doing this till the last cards are played and then do scoring at the end of the round. The game has 3 rounds and the player with the most points at the end wins. Sounds pretty simple right? But it’s quite important to take a look and see what other players are trying to score. The cards interact with one another in interesting ways where you can get points for making sets, combos with different cards and even cards that you keep till the end of the game to score. For instance you can score points for making the most maki rolls or combining wasabi with your next nigiri to triple its value. There’s quite a few things to go for, just make sure to keep an eye on what the other players are doing.

What do you get?

sushi go cards
The game has 108 cards(56 x 87mm) and comes with a rules pamphlet.

Sushi Go Party! The Deluxe Pick and Pass Card Game

sushi go party game

Basically you get more Sushi Go in this expanded version of the card game. You can now play up to 8 players, but also you get to customize each game by setting up a menu which will determine which combos of cards you play with in the game. It’s a pretty nifty feature ensuring each play through feels different and also adds a number of new dishes to change things up with. After the menu has been set and cards stacked into the deck, deal out cards to each player, and choose one to play just like the normal version of the game. Once again scoring happens at the end of each round with 3 rounds to determine the winner.

What do you get?

sushi go party contents
The game contains: 181 playing cards (57 x 89mm if you want to sleeve them), 22 menu tiles, 8 wooden pawns, 1 game board and the rules! I quite like the menu board and tiles, and the outer track is used for keeping score with the wooden pawns.

Should you play it?

If you enjoy party games and want a quick one to get game night going, then this is a definite must. It’s quick to setup and play and has some cool options if you go for the Party version. And we do recommend the Sushi Go Party! version as it just offers so much more. But if you’re on super tight budget or want a more portable box then you can definitely go for the normal version. The game oozes theme and it’s great to see everyone’s face after cards get revealed, some players do like to take risks more often than they should. You really can’t go wrong with this game.

Our Score

 

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