★★★½☆ Sushi Go; imagine building the best meal from a conveyor belt of sushi -that appear happy you want to eat them.

Check out this game if: you’re looking for a medium level game with adorable art.

This game stands out because of the simplified drafting concept. Drafting is a clever way to get everyone constantly involved. The different methods for obtaining points gives every player an opportunity to plan their own path to victory. Also, the art is adorable -I’ve said this three times now because it’s that adorable.

Positive:
1. Game is very fun to look at -trust me, this helps.
2. Game plays quick once the rules are understood.
3. No “turn” means everyone is always playing.
4. Medium level of complexity gives players a feeling on involvement.
5. Multiple ways to score points means you can be creative with your strategy.
6. I’ve never seen someone get no points -although I have seen someone win by a large margin.

Negative:
1. The concept of the game may be difficult for some to grasp at first.
2. Potential conflict between players.
3. Bad luck can ruin a round, but they play quick so it’s easy to get over it.

Brief Overview:
The goal of this game is to earn points. You earn points by obtaining a certain numbers or combinations of cards -points are written on every card.

To obtain these cards, every player chooses one card from their hand to keep -face down, it’s a secret. Then everyone passes their remaining cards to the player on their left and reveals the card the kept. With a new hand of cards, each player chooses another card to keep, repeat until all cards are taken.

Typically you play three hands or rounds of cards, adding the total from each round for a grand total.

Number of Players 2-5
Age 8+
Time 15 mins
Friendly ★★★☆☆
Teachable ★★★☆☆
Replayability ★★★★☆
Creative Freedom ★★★☆☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★★
Interaction ★★★☆☆

Versions:
Currently there is only one version of this game. A party version of this game is rumored to be released soon. If your family or friends really like this game, there are many more drafting card games out there -most more complicated than this (Fairy Tale, 7 Wonders, and Treasure Hunter).

Teaching Advice: I’ve had the best luck  by showing how the cards combine and combo to score points. Once this is understood, the card drafting explanation will make more sense.

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to Sushi Go! on Amazon.

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2 thoughts on “★★★½☆ Sushi Go; imagine building the best meal from a conveyor belt of sushi -that appear happy you want to eat them.

    • Yes, it’s adorable. I think this game is best at introducing the card drafting mechanism to new or young gamers. This game went over really well with my siblings -who are not “gamers.”

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