Grab your chopsticks and get ready, Green Couch Games is sending their card game, Wok on Fire, to Kickstarter this February. Wok on Fire was originally self-published by designer, Poki Chen for the 2015 Tokyo Game Market. green Couch managed to get the English language rights for the game so that more people can enjoy the food flipping madness.
The game is a mix of dexterity and set collection as you use a spatula card to flip ingredient cards in a central pile. This forms the wok and players can add more ingredients or form combos until the ingredient deck runs out. Whomever has the most delicious (and high scoring) combos wins. You can check out the Wok on Fire English rulebook here for more info about the game.
It is a quick game for 2-4 players and comes with 4 smiling spatulas, 4 reference cards, and 50 ingredient cards. The adorable art comes from Poki Chen and graphic designer, Adam P. McIver.
Jason Kotarski of Green Couch said “I first had the chance to play this game when Eric Martin from Board Game News was showing off some of the spoils from his trip to Japan at Origins this year. As soon as the game hit the table, I fell in love and knew it would be the perfect fit for Green Couch Games. It’s portable, it’s clever, it has a super fun theme and really cute artwork. I’m stoked to be able to bring the game to a wider audience.”
There is no official date for Wok on Fire as of yet, but keep your wallets handy as the Kickstarter should be coming in February and is set for a Q2 2016 release.