|Players:||2 - 6|
Raid the Pantry is a colourful cooking-themed card game for two to four players.
The knives are out as you collect ingredient cards to assemble enough dishes to reach the winning score. This unique award-winning game will find you resorting to haggling, theft and even dumpster diving to create your tasty triumphs and sabotage your sneaky competitors!
The game features dishes from more than a dozen countries and cuisines — including Moroccan tajine, Mexican tacos and mango lassi — as well as fun and original action cards, plus 64 Ingredient cards with food facts.
Raid the Pantry can be enjoyed by anyone age eight and up. You can play as individuals or in teams of two. A typical game takes 20-30 minutes: enough time to work up an appetite for that Sunday dinner.
Watch: How to Play Raid the Pantry
I ended up a copy of this game quite by chance and is old enough that I have the original box design (the new one is much more fun). Surprisingly, this game was a hit with my eldest and was a firm favourite of theirs to take whenever their siblings had gymnastics, a few years ago now.
In Raid the Pantry, you get dish cards which tell you the ingredients you need. You can get the ingredients by picking up new cards or using action cards to steal or swap with other players or pull out of the 'bin'. Some ingredients are rarer than others but the fun part is that once you've made a dish, it goes down in front of you, and any ingredient used in it, is automatically used in every other dish card that is in your hand, that requires it.
Keeping an eye on points can be a little tricky, you have to keep adding up as you go as you can add salt to your dishes for a bonus point, as well as getting bonus points for dishes from the same country. This is a fun game.