“What movie finds Woody Allen involved in a Latin American nation’s rebellion?”
“What Greek appetizer is fried cheese?”
“What variety of succulent is used to make mescal or tequila?”
If you came up with Bananas, saganaki and agave, you’re probably a pretty serious food nerd. And you’re probably also going to be pretty into Dish It Out Foodie, the board game handcrafted by husband-and-wife graphic design team Celeste and Richard D’Anjolell of Media.
Packaged in a 9-inch pizza box, Dish It Out opens to reveal a Trivial Pursuit-like board complete with Celeste’s paintings of lobsters, lemons, grapes and Kahlua. Plastic playing pieces are bagged in paper popcorn and peanut concession bags. Gameplay calls for players to take turns rolling the die and circling the board, answering questions and collecting colorful plastic “ice chips” (because, you know, the “pie wedge” is already claimed). First player with a chip in each color wins.
“We thought about making a food game a dozen years ago, but our video and graphic-design business forced us to put it on the back burner,” says Richard. “ One day Celeste decided the time had come to make it happen. She began researching and writing the questions and answers.
Given that there are a whopping 864 trivia questions divided into six categories and spread out over 144 playing cards, that’s no small feat.
They range from the simple — “What word defines the hot or spicy ingredients added to foods such as hard boiled eggs?” (deviled, duh) — to the the insanely-obscure — “What fruit-filled, multilayer, dome-shaped cake with whipped cream has the same name as a hat?” (Brown Derby? I think?). Unlike the usual game night snacking spreads, this game is best played potluck-style. Says Richard, “Invite friends to bring a dish from a different culture and have a ‘World of Food’ night,” a nod to the game’s international-cuisine category.
Now, who’s bringing the saganaki and deviled eggs?
Dish It Out Foodie is available for $25.50 plus shipping at dishitoutfoodie.com.
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