Sushi Go! is a fun, quick card game that takes place over 3 rounds. Players try to score the most points each round and overall to be the winner.
How to Play
Players are dealt their cards at the beginning of each of 3 rounds throughout the game. The number of players determines the amount of cards each one receives. For a 3 person game, each player receives 9 cards to start the round. All players review their cards and determine one they want to keep. They place it face down in front of them. Once everyone has selected, the cards are revealed to all players. Each person then takes the remaining cards in their hand and passes them to the player on their left. This begins a new process of selection for each player and this step is repeated, with the remaining cards always moving to the next player on the left, until all cards have been selected and revealed. This ends the round. At the end of the round, all cards are scored and discarded (with the exception of “Pudding” cards, which a player keeps for scoring at the end of the game).
In Sushi Go! players are attempting to compile sets which will score the most points for them. In some cases, an individual card will score points. In others, the player must collect one or more to score points. There are special cards which can triple a card’s score.
There are a few special cards in the deck:
- Chopsticks: If a player chooses this card from their hand, they reveal it along with the other players and leave it face up in front of them. It has no immediate effect, but on a subsequent turn, the player may select one card and then, before all players reveal their cards, they may call “Sushi Go!” and swap the Chopsticks card for a second card in the same hand. They would replace the second card with the Chopsticks card before handing them to the player on their left.
- Wasabi: When added to one of the three types of Nigiri cards (Squid, Salmon, or Egg) the Wasabi card will triple the points for that card. Only one Nigiri card per Wasabi card is allowed. A Wasabi card without a Nigiri card is worth zero points.
- Puddings: Players may chose to collect Pudding cards throughout the game. They do not get discarded with the rest of the cards at the end of a hand. At the end of the game, the player with the most Pudding cards scores an extra 6 points. The player with the least amount of Pudding cards loses 6 points.