Hello! I'm Phil Walker-Harding, a board and card game designer from Sydney, Australia. Games I have designed include: Archaeology: The Card Game, Dungeon Raiders and Pirates of the Spanish Main: Shuffling the Deck. While some of my games have been picked up by larger publishers, I have also been self-publishing my games since 2007 as Adventureland Games.
My latest card game is called Sushi Go! It is a super-fast card game about eating at a sushi restaurant!
The game has been designed and play-tested. The art is mostly complete. However, seeing as I am a one-man operation and have a day job, I am going to need help to get this game to print! This is where you come in! Take a look at the video and the rest of this page, and if you decide to get involved with a pledge, I would be so grateful!
Thanks for visiting!
UPDATE - Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower made a nice video preview of the game.
Watch it here!
UPDATE - A couple more reviews of the game have recently been posted on the web! Check them out here:
Sushi Go! is a card game for 2-5 players and takes around 20 minutes. Just about anyone should be able to play, including kids from around ages 7 and up.
In the game, you are eating at a sushi restaurant, trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whizz by. Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favourite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value! And once you’ve eaten it all, finish your meal with all the pudding you’ve got! But be careful which sushi you allow your friends to take, it might be just what they need to beat you!
Sushi Go! takes the card drafting mechanic of games like Fairy Tale and 7 Wonders and distills it into a 20 minute game that anyone can play! The dynamics of 'draft and pass' are brought to the fore, while keeping the rules to a minimum. As you see the first few hands of cards, you must quickly assess the makeup of the round and decide which type of sushi you'll go for. Then, each turn you'll need to weigh up which cards you keep, and what you'll pass on. The different scoring combinations allow for some clever plays and nasty blocks. Round to round, you must also keep your eye on the goal of having the most pudding cards at the end of the game!
The game includes 108 cards and will come in a 2 piece rigid box (the box that is standard for publishers like Amigo and Z-Man Games).
You can download the full rules sheet for the game here:
Sushi Go! Rules (127k PDF)
You can download a print 'n' play version of the game to try out too. Just print out the cards on cardstock (or paper if you have card sleeves), cut them up and give it a try!
Sushi Go! Cards (559k PDF)
UPDATE - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE COVER DESIGN!
Let us know which concept you like best for the cover! Please note these are only draft versions to give you an idea of the way the cover may look.
If you'd like to help out, you can pledge any amount! But there are certain perks at certain levels:
If you pledge $20, you'll receive a copy of the game once it is printed!
If you are one of the first 30 people to pledge $20, you'll also receive a copy of Dungeon Raiders, my dungeon adventure card game from 2011. You can find out more about the game here.
if you pledge $80 you'll receive the game, and a one-of-a-kind made-to-order piece of sushi art! Pick your favourite Sushi Go! character, and give us a scene or situation to put him in - use your imagination! We'll send you a high quality print and a digitalversion of the finished product.
If you pledge $200 and are a little crazy, you'll get 12 copies of the game! That's a whole case!
International shipping is included for all of these perks!
The estimated arrival time for the finished game is March/April 2013.
As a little way of saying thank-you for such a great start to our campaign, all pledges of $20 or more will receive The Sushi Go! Sticker Collection! For those of you who have kids, teach kids or just like stickers, I hope this is a bit of fun. This gift is for everyone who has already pledged as well as new pledges. Check out some sample art of how they might look!...
As this is my first time using crowd-funding, I really have no idea how this project will go! But if we receive even more support than we are asking for, we will give you all something extra!
At $6,000 we'll add 'scoring placemat' cards to the game! These are a fun and simple method for keeping score.
At $7,000 we'll upgrade the rules sheet to a super cool rules booklet featuring a Sushi Go! comic strip!
If we get even higher... we will consider even bigger things like an iOS version of Sushi Go!
Thanks again for visiting, and for your support!
Game designer and publisher