If ever a board game was in high demand, Foodie Fight would be it. Remember hannukah way back in December? That’s when I was supposed to get this board game but due to an overwhelming amount of back orders, I didn’t get it until just recently.
Fortunately, it was worth the wait!
It comes in a cute little box with a magnetic lid that opens up to display a silk pouch, a box of trivia cards, and 6 game boards.
Each board has six “dishes” on it representing six different food-related categories, and the directions are inside the box in a “recipe card” format. The object is to answer trivia questions correctly in order to fill up your board. Each dish is comprised of three pieces, making a total of 18 correct answers necessary to win the game.
The categories are:
Foodiesphere – Food people, world cuisines, and food places.
Food Stars - Food on film and in print, music and art.
Company’s Coming – Party planning, table etiquette, and wine and food pairing.
Lab and Field – Cooking science, nutrition, and food production.
Dining Out – Eateries, chefs, menu matters and restaurant service.
What’s Cooking? - Cooking techniques, tools, and ingredients.
So far, I’ve only played once but I intend to play again and again (It’s too bad there isn’t a refill pack that I could pre-order!) Based on one play, it seems my strongest category is “What’s Cooking?” but keep in mind that when I say strongest, that doesn’t mean I was good at it – just better than the others.
So yes, this game is quite challenging. By no means would I call myself a knowledgeable foodie compared to the rest of you, but I thought writing for a food blog might help. And so far, so BAD! I’ll reiterate it one more time that I am terrible at this game. But hey, it’s fun to learn new things and I’m pretty sure that’s the point.
Be prepared to answer questions like how many bubbles are in a bottle of champagne or what vegetable is some times referred to as “Swiss”, after a 16th-century botanist? They even have questions about food blogs!
I highly recommend you try and get your hands on a copy of this game. I’m not going to say it’ll be easy but it’s worth the trying. Here are some sites that carry it: Sur La Table, Amazon.com, and Uncommon Goods.
A big thank you to my aunt and uncle not only for getting me this game for Hannukah, but for bearing with the annoying back order process – oh and also, for playing with me! Since my aunt is definitely a knowledgeable foodie, she pretty much whooped my butt. Enjoy!