SHRIMP COCKTAIL, 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 COCKTAIL is the version of SHRIMP developed by BLUE ORANGE for the US market.
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 !
Long life to the BUBA GUMP !