Fish ARE Food

Contrary to what Joe Dyer told you in his latest article, fish are indeed food. Sushi is a perfect example of this. No, this is not a Magic The Gathering article about how to beat Merfolk. I know you are used to reading about MTG on Strictly Average, but today we are going to talk about a fun, easy and quick card game: Sushi Go!

Sushi Go is a fun, fast-paced game for up to 8 players. I have played this with several groups of friends. Every time we play it is a lot of fun. Sometimes you just don’t have an hour to play a game. An average game of Sushi Go lasts about 5-15 minutes, depending on your group of friends.



Sushi Go is played by “ordering” Maki, Sashimi, Tempura, and other dishes in 3 rounds of play. Every round, each player is dealt a number of cards (the number is based on how many players are in the game). In each round, each player pick a card from their hand and puts it face down in front of them. When everyone has chosen their “dish”, the played card is flipped face up, and the remaining cards are passed to the player of the left. This process is repeated for each turn in a round until there are no more cards left to pick. All points are totalled for round 1, and round 2 can begin.

Round 2 and 3 are played in the same fashion as round 1. At the end of round 3, all players points are totalled. Now it is time to count the desserts. Drafting your desserts does not gain you any points during any of the rounds. When totalling points for each round, desserts are ignored. However, not drafting desserts could cost you! At the end of the game the players with the fewest desserts lose points, while the player with most desserts gains points.

Going Deluxe

I highly recommend picking up the Sushi Go Party game over the regular version. Here’s why:

More dishes

Sushi Go Party comes with many more dishes, which makes for an ever changing menu of dishes. Choose your 3 appetizers, your rolls, your specialty items and your dessert each game. You have plenty of options and diversity with this version; every dish has different properties and scoring methods, and require a different strategy to be effective.

Score Board

The Party version comes with a menu board; not only does it show which menu items are available for this game, but it also has a scoring track. This makes it MUCH easier to track score throughout the game (no more annoying score pads).

These 2 additions create a game that has a lot of re-playability, and can be changed to make sure that everyone can exploit their strengths throughout a game. Some people’s strategies are more efficient with certain cards. Changing up the menu requires people to change up their strategies so there is never one strategy that wins all games.

Final Thoughts

Sushi Go has been a game I have always enjoyed playing, regardless of the crowd. The fact that it is easy to learn and to play makes it game suitable for any type of gamer. It is a perfect family game, a perfect party game, and a great introduction game. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something fun to play with their friends and family.

It was a pleasure introducing this game to you, and I look forward to discussing more games with you in the future!

Dennis loves playing Magic the Gathering, but is also passionate about board games. He never will say no to the opportunity to play a game and have a great time. As a Magic player, Dennis is mostly intrigued by the Modern format and will happily talk about the game with you. You can follow Dennis on Twitter to stay up-to-date with his articles.

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