North Star Games Happy Salmon Card Game

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North Star Games Happy Salmon Card Game

North Star Games Happy Salmon Card Game

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When my friends last came over to play serious games, I pulled this out as an ice breaker/warmup game, and we ended up playing the final game without shirts on so we could more more quickly (as we were now obviously more aerodynamic). For a frantic game with players holding their whole deck and tossing cards all over when discarding them quickly, the cards have to stand up to the beating. Has no one else noticed the remarkable similarity to Hilarium, which was published by Mattel back in 2001? After moving a table outside (so we wouldn't bother the others), we played six games in ten minutes and it was the most fun I had all evening. Happy Salmon, published by North Star games and designed by Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir, is a super simple to learn frenetic, family party game for three to six players.

When my wife said she had borrowed the card game Happy Salmon off a friend, I would normally have been outrageously grumpy about trying it. Beginner-Friendly, Just a Few Seconds to Learn- Each card has a simple action on it that requires a partner to complete.I don't mind that at all, in fact I particularly love that, but there's something really nice about a game that rewards the winner for essentially being the best at working together with their opponents. Sometimes though I want to run around like an idiot and shout silly phrases while striking people (sort of), on these days I turn to Happy Salmon. By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. Your card will have one of four actions on it and all you have to do is find another player at the table with a matching action and perform it with them. Perfect for families, youth groups, conventions and other gatherings, it’s a game that knows it’s niche and fills it well.

It seems against the Salmon spirit to continually flip through your deck until you find a match (though I might try that sometime just to see if it’d work). Our artists, game designers, and sometimes even the founders all use it, as well as a collection of people who post house rules, custom cards, tips, and strategy.The eponymous publisher of Exploding Kittens, Throw Throw Burrito and other party games announced that it had landed Happy Salmon over the summer, acquiring the 2016 title from original publisher North Star Games. There's four actions; a high five, a fist bump, switching places with another player, and the titular "happy salmon" where players slap each-other's forearms in a way that's meant to simulate a fish flapping around in dry land. In most ways, Exploding Kittens’ Happy Salmon is the Happy Salmon of old - and no doubt it’s just as fun in motion. During the initial wave of hype I wrote the game off as a gimmick way below my serious game collection, and then I started needing lighter games for more players. Well ok, bigger picture, existentially maybe, but not when it comes to being a fan of Exploding Kittens!

Happy Salmon is a party game for 3 to 8 players that you'll learn how to play in seconds, but you'll keep playing for hours. The game also come in a wonderfully quirky salmon carry bag which make it perfect for travelling with!Happy Salmon elicits fun in a way most games find hard to do, and that is fine, other games don’t need to. Nathan Beeler : Initially, Happy Salmon felt like Pit with a silly physicality literally slapped on it. Originally designed by Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir, Happy Salmon has been reimagined by Exploding Kittens with new artwork and updated rules. There’s no reason to expect that this won’t see the same success as the green ‘core’ set, and later this year it will be followed by ‘ Funky Chicken‘, which is the same game except with dance moves and a case shaped like a chicken. After two short games at Origins, I was already hoarse from yelling and slightly winded from laughing through the whole experience.

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