Mickey and Friends: Food Fight is a game published by the Op. It is for 3-5 players. In this game, players take on the role of Mickey or one of his friends; Minnie, Daisy, Donald or Goofy. They’ll be rolling dice in order to fling various types of food onto their opponent’s trays in order to empty their own. In the end, the player that can best manage the mess and clean off their tray first will be declared the winner.
To begin the red serving tray is placed in the middle of the play area. Each player chooses a character and takes their food tray, placing it with the tray side up in front of themself. Each player is given 3 dice, one of each type, and a random assortment of food tokens based on the number of players. These food tokens are placed on top of the player’s food tray. One player is chosen to start the game and play now begins.
The game is played simultaneously once the chosen player says, “1, 2, 3, Food Fight!” Each player will then begin to roll their dice. Each die rolled will indicate a type of food to fling, which direction to fling it and the number of food items to be flung, removing them from your tray. The food die shows which food it to be removed; hamburger, shake, ice cream, french fries, hot dog or the player’s choice. The direction die shows which direction to move the food tokens to; left, right, to the serving tray or the player’s choice. The quantity die shows a maximum of food tokens that may be moved; 1, 2 or 3. It does not have to be exact. For instance, a 3 can be rolled but if the player only has 2 tokens then they can just move those 2. Once a player has rolled their dice, they will move food tokens onto the corresponding tray. They can then roll all 3 of their dice again and carry out the same process of moving food tokens.
The game continues until a player empties their tray. Once they’ve done this, they player will shout, “DONE!”. The first player to do this will be awarded a Mickey Medal. A new round begins and the same process of rolling dice and flinging food begins anew. The game ends once a player collects 3 Mickey Medals. The first player to do this is the winner.
The game comes with some very cute and fun components. There are 5 different player serving trays, one for each character, and a main serving tray. These are super thick and each player tray has artwork that corresponds with the character. For instance, Donald’s tray has some white duck feathers, Donald’s signature cap and red bowtie on the front and a picture of my main duck himself along with his name on the back. The main serving tray is red and has some messy food drippings on it. I’m very impressed with the sturdiness of these and the great looking artwork. That same artwork continues on the different food tokens. There are 5 different food types; hamburgers, shakes, french fries, ice cream and hot dogs. Each food type has 12 tokens and the tokens are almost as thick as the trays. The game also includes 13 Mickey Medals which are tokens like the food items. These are gold medals with Mickey ears on them and red ribbons on the bottom. All the tokens are superb and fit in well with the theme and the other components. Finally we come to the dice. These are a little smaller than your standard six sided dice. Each one is screen printed with the specific type of icons for the die it is. The food dice have food pictures on them. The direction dice have directions or red mouse ears to represent the serving tray. The quantity dice have numbers from 1 to 3 on them. While the images are good, I’m a bit concerned that the screen printing may eventually rub off after repeated gameplay. So far though, I’ve not noticed any considerable wear on them so here’s hoping they last for a good long time. There are enough dice sets for 5 players to have 1 of each of the 3 different types. In my opinion, the dice are probably the low point for the components. Everything else is excellent. I do wish they were a bit larger and possibly engraved instead of screen printing. However I’m sure that the screen printing helped make this a cheaper to produce game and thus be able to carry a lower price tag, so there’s that. Overall I’m quite pleased with most everything in the game box. I find the components to be well produced.
8 out of 10
The rulebook for this game isn’t very big. It’s only a few pages but packs a lot inside. The regular rules are very quick and simple to read over. There are pictures of the different components, along with how to set up the game. There are even pictures of each of the different die faces. The rules also include several different variations on the game that can add even more fun and challenges. I’ll go into more detail on each of these in the gameplay section. About the only thing left out would be some rules for solo play, but the mechanics of this game might make it one that solo rules simply wouldn’t work with it. That’s fine. To be honest, there’s really not a lot to discuss about the rulebook which means there’s not really anything to complain about. That’s because everything in it is simple and straight forward. I really like that. That makes it a lot easier to get into playing the game and less time reading the rules. For that, I’m very pleased. That’s why I’m more than happy to approve the rulebook.
8 out of 10
This is a fairly simple and easy to play game. The basic rules are easy enough that even young players can understand how to play. Simply roll the dice and start moving food onto other trays to be able to clean off your tray first. That’s pretty much all there is to it. However if you’re looking for more challenges, then you can try out one of the variants that are included in the rule book. There’s the Food Feast Competition which instead of throwing food, each player is trying to collect the most sets of food. Each complete set is worth worth a Mickey Medal. The first to 3 Mickey Medals wins. There’s also the Silly Potluck Picnic which is much like the regular food fight game except when a 3 is rolled along with either a R or L. When this happens, the player shouts out the direction and all players must pass their food trays in that direction. Normal win conditions of emptying your tray and getting 3 Mickey Medals first are still the same. There’s also an option for playing with kids that allows them to start with 2 less food items on their food tray. They can also use just the number and direction dice, allowing them to choose any type of food from their tray. Regardless of which way you choose to play, the game is fun. It’s silly and a bit chaotic at times, but hits the right chord for me and my family. This is a great family game and one that all ages can play with ease. Fans of party games would really enjoy the silliness of this one, especially if they like Mickey and the gang. Needless to say, this is a game that I recommend. It has plenty of ways to play and lots of ways to enjoy it. We like it.
8 out of 10
Mickey and Friends: Food Fight is a light weight game of food flinging fun. The game isn’t long. Most play sessions last around 15 minutes. The components are all very nice and sturdy. I will say though that I wish the dice were a bit larger and not screen printed. The rulebook is well designed. I’m especially happy with all the variants and the options for playing with younger children. These will help keep the game entertaining for a long time. The game itself is a lot of fun albeit a bit chaotic. Things can get a bit wild with all the food tokens and dice flying around the table but it’s all in good fun. I found that the game will keep you laughing and smiling as you play. It’s a great family friendly game that plays well with any number of players, up to 5. Fans of Mickey and the gang will find something to enjoy here, as will parents looking for a great game for family fun night with the kids. This is one that I recommend. It’s sure to feed your hunger for a good food fight.
8 out of 10
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