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  • Silly chaos.
  • Stays fresh.
  • Great energiser game.
  • No one is ever eliminated.

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Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Review

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Meet The Game

Back when I went on my first date with my partner, (and yes I realise when I say that, it makes it sound like we’ve been together for 30 years,) we sat in the board game café we were in and looked around for something new to play. Our eyes were drawn to a green and pink box with five words standing out as the title. It was such a random assortment of words, I went over and picked it up. Those words were Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza.

Like Cobra Paw, this game is based on reactions and getting there first. It’s a lot of fun and completely ridiculous and so, SO addictive. Designed by Dave Campbell and published by Blue Orange, the adorable artwork draws you in to pop open the magnetically closed box and just get playing.

How To Play

Shuffle, then deal the cards out between you into facedown decks. If there are less than 6 of you, everyone gets 12 cards. Then the first player, chosen by however method you want, flips over her first card whilst saying the word “Taco.” The next player plays their card and says “Cat.” Player 3 plays a card and says “Goat.” Can you see where I’m going with this? Player 4 plays his card and says “Cheese,” and player 1 plays her card and says “Pizza.” Then continue in this order, which each player saying the next word in the title.

However, if at any point, the word said matches the card, every player lunges to slap their hand on the pile. The last person to do so must pick the pile up and then starts the play again. If any card is one of the special cards, Groundhog, Gorilla or Narwal, there is a special action that all players must do before they slap their hand on the pile.

Once a player has emptied their pile, they keep saying the titular words as play passes by them. You only win the round when a match or special card occurs AND you’re the first one to slap down, so pay attention! Because if you’re last, you pick up the pile and you’re back in the game.

Final points for play!

  • Make sure you don’t flinch, or you’ll be picking up the pile.
  • Don’t break the pace or forget what you’re saying – if you do, pick up the pile!
  • Don’t peek at your cards! Guess what happens if you do? 10 points to Hufflepuff, you pick up the pile.

Final Thoughts

When I first played Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, I couldn’t stop smiling. When I played it again with more people (you can play with 2-8 players), none of us stopped smiling for laughing. We only played a single time, but we did not stop laughing whilst we nimbly slammed our hands on the table, as players went in and out of contention. We grinned ruefully each time we had no cards in our decks but had to pick up the pile because we were too slow. It kept us going and woke up the sleepier members of the group, getting them ready for the next big game! (Race for the Galaxy if you’re interested!)

The game is so simple, and devious, with colour swapped cards causing distractions to the unobservant. It’s colour-blind friendly too, as the cards state what is on it. You can play this game for hours, but it won’t break the bank. And being so simple, it’s easy enough to teach members of your family of all ages. Just don’t forget to trim your nails, or you could have a few scratches.

And if that’s not enough excitement for you, or if you have an aversion to cats, goats or cheese, there is a sibling game – Taco Hat Gift Cake Pizza!

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  • Artwork
  • Complexity
  • Replayability
  • Player Interaction
  • Component Quality

You might like

  • Silly chaos.
  • Stays fresh.
  • Great energiser game.
  • No one is ever eliminated.

Might not like

  • Favours those with good memories.

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Great delivery times and unbeatable prices! A really easy to navigate website and regular deals!

Great delivery times and unbeatable prices! A really easy to navigate website and regular deals!

Delivered quick for international shipping, and without issues!

Delivered quick for international shipping, and without issues!

Bought Sagrada, Forbidden Island and a few Exit games. All great. Sagrada especially is a stunning looking game, and very fun to play.

Bought Sagrada, Forbidden Island and a few Exit games. All great. Sagrada especially is a stunning looking game, and very fun to play.

Zatu games are great. Amazing games and amazing prices. Fast delivery and very helpful customer service. Can't fault Zatu. =)

Zatu games are great. Amazing games and amazing prices. Fast delivery and very helpful customer service. Can't fault Zatu. =)

Always reliable. Fast turnaround of product ordered.

Always reliable. Fast turnaround of product ordered.

Quick delivery. Excellent prices. Never had a problem with the product. Victory points a bonus.

Quick delivery. Excellent prices. Never had a problem with the product. Victory points a bonus.

I have ordered several games from this company and have never been disappointed with the service given. Deliveries have always been on-time and any issue that have arisen has been dealt with efficiently. I would definitely recommend this company.

I have ordered several games from this company and have never been disappointed with the service given. Deliveries have always been on-time and any issue that have arisen has been dealt with efficiently. I would definitely recommend this company.

Ordered lunchtime Thursday game arrived Saturday morning. Boxed well . Game arrived pristine condition and at a great price. Zatu is my go-to place to buy games.

Ordered lunchtime Thursday game arrived Saturday morning. Boxed well . Game arrived pristine condition and at a great price. Zatu is my go-to place to buy games.

Extremely competitive pricing, delivered on time, will use again.

Extremely competitive pricing, delivered on time, will use again.

Very fast shipping and tracking worked perfectly. this website has games that i can’t find anywhere else so i would highly recommend them to anyone in search of a game

Very fast shipping and tracking worked perfectly. this website has games that i can’t find anywhere else so i would highly recommend them to anyone in search of a game

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