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Have you ever wondered what food you should pair with your Calliope Game? Well now we have the answer for you!
Double Double Dominoes
Play Time: 50 minutes
Food Pairing: Oreos
Reasoning: When playing Double Double Dominoes, it is best to pair the game with a package of Double Stuffed Oreos! This is an obvious choice because both dominoes and Oreos are black and white. You score double the points in the game, while you score double the filling in your stomach while eating Oreos. In Double Double Dominoes, there are many strategies to win – playing double dominoes to build a continuous chain, play on big numbers, etc. While eating Oreos, there are also different strategies – you can twist the cookies apart to eat the filling, eat the cookie as a whole, only eat the filling, etc. This classy pairing enhances the play of the game and makes it even more enjoyable. You can purchase Double Stuffed Oreos at any store near you. If you would like to purchase Double Double Dominoes, click here.
Play Time: 20 minutes
Food Pairing: Chow Mein
Reasoning: To go along with the Asian theme of Tsuro, we have paired the game with Chow Mein. This is a perfect match as you must create a continuous path in Tsuro. Chow Mein is perfect due to the noodles aspect and resembles the paths created in Tsuro. By combining the two for your game night, you can have a total Asian themed night. Make sure to be the last one to finish your food because you will be the last on the board making you the winner! If you would like to make your own Chow Mein, check out this recipe. If you would like to purchase Tsuro, click here.
Running with the Bulls
Play Time: 40-60 minutes
Food Pairing: Sliders
Reasoning: What a better way to show those rascally bulls who’s boss by eating a beef slider! These sliders are the perfect size for any game night especially when playing Running with the Bulls. In the game, there are smaller dice which represent the runners for each player trying to get to their destination. For your meal, the sliders are the runners trying to get to their final destination as well – your stomach! What better way to spend time with friends than to eat some sliders and play Running with the Bulls! To make your own sliders, click this link. Running with the Bulls is currently not on sale, but will be available for purchase at your FLGS soon!
Play Time: 20 minutes
Food Pairing: Turkey Leg
Reasoning: When you think of Ugh! you think of cavemen. And what did cavemen eat? Turkey legs of course… well it might not have been turkey legs, but it’s close enough! These turkey legs are similar to the clubs that cavemen would carry as a weapon. Your game night will be stepped up to the next level with these turkey legs as it’s companion. You can make these copycat Disney turkey legs from this recipe. If you want to play Ugh! and purchase your own copy, you can do so here!
Play Time: 15 minutes
Food Pairing: Cookies and Milk
Reasoning: It’s close to the holiday season and when Santa comes, we’ll be greeting him with milk and cookie shots. Santa Claus can enjoy his milk and cookies all in the same bite! With these milk and cookie shots, you can work it perfectly into your game of 12 Days. Win some day cards and eat some milk and cookies! You can learn how to make these cookie shot glasses filled with milk here. And you can purchase 12 Days here!
Play Time: 20-40 minutes
Food Pairing: Ratatouille
Reasoning: Have you ever wanted to be a Menu Master? You can you’re your friends that you are a Menu Master by cooking up some ratatouille and playing the game Menu Masters! By whipping up this recipe, you will impress everyone at your game night. It’s also possible to impress everyone by winning at the game – who doesn’t love to win? Use this ratatouille recipe to have a fancy Menu Master Party! Menu Masters the game will be on the store shelves soon, so keep an eye out!
Tsuro of the Seas
Play Time: 20-40 minutes
Food Pairing: Asian Steamed Fish
Reasoning: Tsuro of the Seas is the second version of Tsuro. In this edition, players are ships sailing around the seas trying to be the last one standing and escaping the wrath of the daikaiju. This Asian inspired game deserves some Asian inspired food pairing. Which is why we have picked out an Asian steamed fish! Pairing both the meal and the game together allows for a wonderful Asian themed night. Make this awesome recipe found here. Purchase Tsuro of the Seas from our website here.
Roll For It!
*2-8 with red and purple versions combined, or if playing with deluxe version
Play Time: 20 minutes
Food Pairing: Sandwich
Reasoning: What some of you might not know is that Calliope Games loves traveling to Chicago for one particular restaurant. We all love Italian Beef from Portillo’s! One of our best travelling games is Roll For It! and it’s perfect when going to Chicago and Portillo’s. The pairing works perfectly because you don’t need much space or cleanliness to play Roll For It! or when eating Portillo’s Italian Beef. Make sure you get your copy of Roll For It! Red and Purple here, along with your copy of Roll For It! Deluxe here. And next time you’re in the Chicago area, stop by Portillo’s and get yourself an Italian Beef.
Play Time: 15-20 minutes
Food Pairing: Chocolate Coins
Reasoning: Thieves! is a great game about robbing a bank and escaping from the police with the most loot! And what do you think of when you think of loot – gold coins obviously! With these gold coins, you can play the game of Thieves! in rounds. So instead of using the jewels that come with the game, you can use homemade gold coins. What makes it even better, is that you can eat them afterwards because they are made out of chocolate. Use this recipe to make your own chocolate coins and purchase your copy of Thieves! here.
Play Time: 30-90 minutes
Food Pairing: Honey
Reasoning: The only way to please the Queen Bee is to make her think that you think alike with your other bee mates! But bribing her with some honey sticks might help out as well! Make some homemade honey sticks for you and your friends to eat while playing Hive Mind. Answer the Queen’s questions and get as many points as you can to stay in the hive. But might as well enjoy some honey sticks while you’re answering questions. Learn how to make some honey sticks here! Keep an eye out for Hive Mind on FLGS shelves within the next few months.
Play Time: 30 minutes
Food Pairing: Lollipop
Reasoning: Got ‘Em has the classic 50’s pop art feel. So why not support this pop artwork with lollipops! Got ‘Em is a great game that you can play with anyone! The game comes in both a bright and brainy version for those who desire different ways to challenge themselves. Lollipops are the best option to pair with this game. You can even make your own lollipops using this recipe. Purchase your own copy of Got ‘Em here.
We had a blast at Gen Con 2015! Between demoing our upcoming release Thieves!, sponsoring the fabulous VIG program and hilarious Instant Game Show, holding the inaugural Double Double Dominoes tournament, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Tsuro, and showing off Titan Series demos, it was easily our busiest Gen Con yet.
The Calliope offices, normally a somewhat chaotic whirlwind of paper, dice, and tennis balls (courtesy of Buddy the office dog), will be silent and empty this week. Why? We’re off to Gen Con, and we’ve packed as much fun as possible into the Best Four Days of GamingTM.
Calliope Games and Thunderbox Entertainment are partnering to transport Tsuro from the table to the tablet with the Tsuro app! The app maintains the feel and experience of playing the physical game while stunning 3D renderings of the game pieces, glittering path graphics, and enchanting sounds (our favorite is the Tibetan singing bowl) immerse you in the Game of the Path like never before. Players can square off against fiendish AI opponents, gather around their tablet to play as a group, or play online with friends. Even more exciting features will be announced at a later date.
Wil Wheaton and guests Ryan Higa (creator and star of the YouTube channel “Nigahiga”), Rod Roddenberry (Producer and CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment), and Freddie Wong (creator and star of the YouTube channel “freddiew”) play Zombie Dice, Get Bit and… Tsuro! Check it out!