Sushi Go

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  • Fun for all ages
  • Quick and easy to learn
  • Portable and makes a great gift


  • 2-5 players
  • 15-30 minutes
  • Published by Gamewright

“The pick and pass card game.” That what it is in a nutshell. If you’ve been going to Target and looking up the games that I’ve been reviewing, you’ll notice that games are not very cheap. However, if you’ve played the games, you know that you’ll get more bang for the buck than almost any other form of entertainment. Sushi Go is one of the exceptions. It’s affordable!

Fun For All Ages

So the package says it’s for 8+ in age, the reality is younger kids just love looking and playing with the cards even if it’s their own made-up game. My opinion is that you could start kids playing this game as young as 6. But I also know some pretty smart kids.

Quick and Easy to Learn

The goal of the game is to get the best sushi smorgasbord which is judged by who has the most points after three rounds. Each player starts with a hand of cards. On these cards are pieces of sushi and Sushi accouterments. You make different sets of sushi to score points. Players pick one card from their hand place it face down in front of them. Then they reveal the card simultaneously. Players then take their hand and pass it to the player next to them face down. All players pick up their new hand, and pick a new card and place it face down. Again they review it simultaneously and it goes over and over until no cards are left for this round.

Sounds simple, right? It is. However the big strategy is in trying to make your sets and also screw over your opponent by taking what they need! And that’s when the adults have fun. Okay that’s when I have fun. Same difference.


The game also comes in a nice little tin package! The package is small enough to take almost anywhere.

You will also find that it makes a great gift. It’s an awesome first game for a lot of people, so you can always give it to your friends to get them hooked.

Yes, you can pick up the game at your local Target. My advice is your pick up a few when board games are two for one. This game usually counts as a board game even though it’s made up entirely of cards.

My wife and I used to have several copies at the house and people thought that looked a little fishy. Get it? Fishy? Never mind. I just told him this play it. If they really liked it would eventually give them a copy. And we tell them, “First one’s free.” Hahaha. Just kidding. Sort of.


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