Books and Board Games: For Sushi Lovers

Can’t get enough of sushi? Love taking the family out to eat some nigiri and tamago and sashimi? Then I have a tasty book and game combo for you. But this time, I’m switching things up. Instead of a board game it’s a card game. And instead of a picture book, this book and game pairing features a middle grade novel.



Sushi Go is a classic card game that’s easy to play for all ages. It’s family style, just like sharing your favorite sushi meal. It seems simple, but takes strategy and skill to make a winning hand(roll) just like making sushi.


When you are done winning several rounds of Sushi Go, pick up This is How I Roll by Debbie Michiko Florence and dive into a tasty tale about a young girl who wants to be a chef, just like her dad. You will root for Sana as she learns to make home cooked Japanese meals and you’ll probably want to try them yourself!

As always, if you want to learn how to play, I recommend¬†checking out “Watch It Played” on YouTube. Also,BoardGameGeek offers a lot of great recommendations and Q&A.

Once you decide you want to buy a game, please look around for a local board game store!

For more book recommendations, I ALWAYS recommend visiting and buying from your local bookstore. One way you can buy online and support a local store is by shopping through