Ever fancy taking the elegant Japanese dish of finger food called sushi, giving them cute faces and personalities then maybe eating them... now you can with Sushi Go Party.
Sushi Go Party is taking the best selling card game by GameWright called Sushi Go and expanding it into a version with a board for showing the types of cards being played and for scoring.
Sushi Go is a drafting game for 2-8 players. A drafting game is usually played by a player getting a hand of cards and then choosing one simultaneously with the group. Afterwhich, you will pass the rest of the hand of cards to the next player. After all the cards have been chosen, a end round scoring will be done. The game ends when 3 rounds have been scored and the person with the most points win.
Sushi Go Party is a game of incomplete information and pushing your luck. Essential decisions being on how far is a player willing to risk another player picking a card that is needed for a future combo or to just settle for a card of lesser value but it's points are more assured.
The factor that really makes or breaks a drafting game is the way cards are scored and Sushi Go Party does it not only in a fun but simple way too.
For example, a wasabi card doubles the scores of the next nigiri card chosen. Which is thematic as wasabi almost always improves the flavor of any sushi. Also, desserts in the game do not score till the end of the game but usually earns the player with the most, some points and the player with the least, losing points. Which is also thematic as a person with no dessert is always sad. The over 20 different type of cards to be used, mixed and match keeping the game fresh and different.
With solid gameplay and art that will make a Tinman with no heart go: "Awwww." The game has another strength which is it's mass appeal. Easy to learn, easy to setup and quick to play. Sushi Go Party is a game that will more likely be a hit rather than a miss.
Lastly, if you want to have a rarer version of this game. You might want to look out on the Internet for the German language Zoch Verlag edition, which has a certain darker humour in it's art.
In conclusion, Sushi Go Party is a game that is in my personal collection and I believe should be in every person's collection if you game regularly. And if you happen to play Sushi Go Party in a sushi restaurant, do send us pictures here at ToyTag!