4 Board Games for Food Lovers
As a lover of delicious food and board games, opening a board game cafe was a no brainer. We have lovely homemade cakes and a big selection of board games to play while you eat them!
So what games would we recommend to board gamers who love foooooood? Luckily I've prepared this little guide to show you some of the foodie games in our collection!
1. Go Nuts for Donuts
In Go Nuts for Donuts, you sole mission is to collect the most delicious donut, treat and pudding collection.
Each round there is a line-up of treats on offer which give you points, let you use a one-time special power, or both. Everyone secretly chooses the one they want and reveals simultaneously. If anyone chooses the same donut as another player it is discarded and no one gets it, which can be both hilarious and heart breaking depending on who it happens to.
By the end of the game you will have a tasty hoard of food, and hopefully enough points to win. It’s really simple to learn and play so it's great for families, but it can be quite harsh if 2 people keep picking the same pudding and end up with no food!
2. New York Slice
When New York Slice is set up, I defy you to not reach for the phone and order a takeaway pizza. It looks real and it looks scrumptious.
One player creates a pizza and then splits it up, then the other players get to choose which portion they would like, leaving the last portion for the player that divided it. It creates a lovely balance of trying to split the pizza evenly so you don’t get stuffed with a slice of pizza with lots of -1 anchovies and making sure each portion isn't too good that the others players will get loads of pepperoni and points!
Everything about it fits the theme, from the box that opens like a takeaway pizza box, the score sheet that looks like a restaurant bill and the rules that are disguised as a menu. I love it when a game goes that extra mile to be a bit special.
While the food theme may not be as strong as the above games, it does allow you to move around as a panda eating lots of bamboo so I’m going with it. Takenoko is beautiful and features a board building up as you play and a farmer moving around growing bamboo while a panda roams around trying to fill his belly.
It’s quite simple when you get your head around it and it looks amazing as the bamboo grows thanks to the farmers green finers. You need to complete objective cards to win the game, such as eating certain types of bamboo or growing a tall shoot of green bamboo.
It’s a great game to whet your appetite for more meaty games if you’ve only ever played Monopoly or Cluedo!
4. Sushi Go!
Sushi Go! is similar to Go Nuts for Donuts, except you are at a sushi restaurant grabbing different types of sushi as it goes round the conveyer belt. Each player gets a hand of cards and chooses a sushi from that hand, then all players simultaneously passes all their cards to the left, and then chooses from the hand of cards they receive from the player to their right.
It’s easy to learn, the sushi look adorable and it taught me what Wasabi is. It also comes in a small tin so you can take it around with you and have a game while you are waiting for your food to come at a restaurant. Good times.