“Sushi Go!” Card Game

"Sushi Go! blends easy gameplay with strategy, thrilling all ages. It's a card game that turns every round into an exciting challenge."

“Sushi Go!” Card Game

Recently, I stumbled upon "Sushi Go!" at FiveBelow for an unbeatable price, and I'm glad I decided to bring it home. This delightful game quickly became a family favorite, captivating us with its simplicity and strategic depth over the past few weeks.

"Sushi Go!" is a charming card game, perfect for up to five players, where you engage in a sushi-themed card-passing frenzy. The goal is to assemble the most point-rich sushi combinations by the end of each round. Here's how it unfolds:

Playing "Sushi Go!":

  • Deal Cards: Each round starts with dealing a hand of cards to every player.
  • Choose and Reveal: Players select one card to keep and place it face-down. After everyone makes their choice, the cards are revealed at the same time.
  • Pass Hands: The remaining hand is then passed to the left - a direction that changes each round.
  • Repeat: This process of choosing and revealing continues until all cards are played.
  • Scoring: Points are tallied at the end of each round based on the sushi card combinations. The game consists of three rounds, and the highest scorer at the end is the winner.

Card Details:

  • Nigiri (Egg, Salmon, Squid): Worth respective points (1, 2, or 3).
  • Wasabi: Triples the points of the next Nigiri card played on it.
  • Sashimi: A set of 3 equals 10 points. Incomplete sets score nothing.
  • Tempura: 5 points per pair. Singles score nothing.
  • Dumpling: Points increase with more Dumplings (up to 15 points for 5 or more).
  • Maki Rolls: The most Maki Roll icons score 6 points, the second-most 3 points.
  • Pudding: Scored at the game's end. Most Puddings earn 6 points, fewest lose 6 points (not applicable in 2-player games).
  • Chopsticks: Allows playing two sushi dishes in one turn.

Here's a great video on playing Sushi Go!:

This game isn't just for kids; my 4 and 7-year-olds have mastered it, and adults find it equally engaging. It’s not only about collecting cards but also about observing and strategizing against your opponents. You can count cards, remember what's in play, or even thwart someone else's strategy.

I wholeheartedly recommend "Sushi Go!" It's an excellent addition to any game collection and is currently available for just $12 on Amazon. Whether you're playing with family or friends, this game promises a delightful blend of fun and strategy.