Tree of Life Mothering Game of the Week: Sushi Go

I’m obsessed with this card game! We’ve played it almost every day for gameschooling this week! Here’s why I love it so much:

-everyone plays at the same time

-it involves strategy

-it involves addition, multiplication, and subtraction, so kids can hone those skills

-it involves probability, so you can go deeper in a math concept beyond addition, multiplication, and subtraction

-it is immensely satisfying to get over 20 points in a round and over 50 in a game (which consists of three rounds)

-it’s a very portable game because it’s small, so that you can easily tuck it into a purse to play away from home

-it’s inexpensive, less than $10 on amazon right now

-every game is different

-the illustrations are just so utterly adorably cute! I smile every time I look at them!

It took me awhile to get the hang of it. It seemed like a simple little game at first. It actually has a lot of complexity and depth to it. If you tune into those things you will do better at the game. Basically you are pretending to build a meal at a sushi bar. With every hand you get to pick a food item to put down on your “plate” in front of you. Then you pass your hand to the next player. Each food item has a certain number of points, but some are only worth the points if they are in a group, or if you have them combined with something else. Then the pudding, the only dessert card, is only worth points at the end if you have the most. If you have the least amount of pudding cards you are penalized. So it also teaches players to think ahead. More complicated versions of the game exist, Sushi Go Party, and Sushi Roll, but I’m holding off on those for now.

This game just makes me want to get some Japanese take out every night, to eat while we play this game and listen to some matching music. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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