SHRIMP, let’s go for the international recipes in that crazy and challenging seafood game of speed and observation !
Carefully watch the cards set in three different dishes. The shripms come in different size, nationalities and colors ! As soon as you have found a common criteria between all the shrimps, you must shout it out loud and jump on the mayonnaise jar to win all three dishes !
The players with the most cards wins. The rules are simple and cristal clear and it’s very easy to play that engaging and crazy game.
SHRIMP has had a very complicated story and I won’t cover it all. I love that game and I envoyed very much working on its development.
The real innovation in that game is the fact that you can only place a card on ONE of the three spots, not matter how many players you have around the table. It provides a perfect configuration to shout 1, 2, even 3 criterias at the same time.
The other central idea is that the games creates the conditions to shout stupid thing while grabing a jar of mayonnaise that does a stupid sound !
For my initial prototype I had bought a toy for dogs in the shape of a Rhinoceros that made noises. When I came back from Essen, where I had presented the game to many publishers, I went back to the very same store and bought 9 more Rhino, for the 9 prototypes I had to send. The lady in the shop probably though that I was in the dogs business.
The next week, I went back to the store a third time and they had increased the amount of rhinos : I had a direct impact on their selling policy !
Blue Orange has also published the US version, for the American market, which name is SHRIMP COCKTAIL.