Board Game Pick-Up Post: July 2016 Edition
2016 has been a quiet year for board game shopping in our household, at least relative to years past. Part of that I feel is from a sense that we’ve largely caught up on past games that we’ve missed and now it’s mostly a matter of looking forward to upcoming new releases. Then there’s also the matter of our wedding, which did push the board games aside for a bit while we planned our nuptials.
So with life finally starting to settle down again, we took a trip to our friendly local game store. Two of the games we got were proven hits that we’ve played in the past. One is a hot new release that’s also a sequel to one of our faves.
Sushi Go Party!
The original Sushi Go! is a smash-hit card game where players draft sushi cards in order to build the best meal. Sushi Go Party! brings the whole buffet to your table, as there are over 20 different types of sushi that can be mixed-and-matched in many different ways. The extra variety plus the support for upwards of eight players should make this a go-to party game for quite some time.
Animal Upon Animal
Animal Upon Animal is a dexterity game in which players must stack their animals on top of an alligator until one player has no more animals left to stack. While the concept is simple enough for little kids to play, the magic comes from how silly and ridiculously the animals lock together. Before you know it, you’ll have an insane stack that will be hilarious to look at until someone inevitably knocks it down. This one is a favourite of ours and we’re glad to have it!
Kittens in a Blender
Yes, the title is extremely morbid while perfectly describing what the game is about. However, in execution (no pun intended), it’s actually a whimsical and silly game meant for a wide audience. The goal of the game is to score the most points by placing your cats safely in the basket. However, on the other end of the table is a blender, which other players will try and use to dispose of your cats. You’ll have to find the right balance of trying to save your cats while dispatching of your opponents’ cats. This one is another one that Steff and I have enjoyed in the past, so it’s great to have it handy at home!