Grab some friends and get ready for some card slapping entertainment! Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is a hilarious, fast-moving card game that players of all ages will love. Continue reading to find out all the Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza rules.
Released in 2017, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is the best-selling game by the makers of Dolphin Hat Games. This brain-teaser will keep you and your friends laughing, and because it is so easy to learn, you can start playing in minutes.
This Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza rules guide will cover the following:
- What is Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza?
- What you’ll need to play Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
- Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza rules
- How to play Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza (Video Tutorial)
Read on to learn how to play Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza.
What is Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza?
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is a fast-moving card game suitable for players of all ages and experience levels. Players take turns laying down cards- each while saying, “Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza.” When the word spoken matches the image on the card, be the first to slap it!
Number of Players: 3-8
Length of Play: 10 minutes
Category: Card game, brain teaser
Main Objective: Be the first player to get rid of all your cards and slap a match correctly before any of your opponents!
Why We Love It: Requiring only the set of cards to play, this game is easy to take with you to the bar, a friend’s house, or a party. It is easy to teach and learn, making Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza a fun party game for all ages.
What You’ll Need to Play Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
Everything you need to play is included in this boxed set:
The original box contains:
- 2 instruction cards
- 64 playing cards
Area of Play
This game is so portable you only need a table or playing surface to get started. It is the type of game that could be played on a table at a backyard barbeque, on a corner table at the pub, or gathered around the coffee table.
Players need to reach the center of the table where the cards will be discarded.
The dealer deals out all the cards evenly to each player. Players keep their cards face-down in their own deck to get started.
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Rules
The player to the dealer’s left begins by placing down the top card from their deck onto the center of the table for everyone to see. When placing the card down, the player will say, “taco,” regardless of the image on the card.
If the card is not a “taco,” play continues around the table. Each time a player puts a card down onto the pile, they say the next word in the series: Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza, Taco, etc.
If the card happens to show the image that matches the word, as an image of a goat, when the player says, “goat,” everyone slaps the card immediately.
The last player to slap, or the hand on top of the pile of hands, will take all the cards underneath and add them to their hand.
The player who lost, or had to collect all the cards, starts the next round by placing a card down and saying, “Taco,” thus beginning the pattern again.
The game continues this way until at least one player has zero cards remaining and manages to slap a match first.
As if this quickly moving game isn’t tricky enough, there are three specialty cards thrown into the mix! These cards each have their own special action that must be completed correctly before slapping the card.
- Gorilla: Beat fists on chest, then slap the card.
- Groundhog: Knock on the table, then slap the card
- Narwhal: Put your palms together at your forehead like a horn, then slap the card
No Peeking or Flinching
If a player peeks or clearly looks at their card before playing it, they must forfeit their turn and collect the stack of cards on the table.
If a player slaps a card in error or flinches, they forfeit their turn and collect the stack of cards.
How to Keep Score in Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
If a player runs out of cards, he or she must continue playing. The winner is not determined by simply losing all your cards. They must also be the first player to correctly slap a match or a specialty card.
The game ends when a player is not only the first to correctly slap a match or special card and has no more cards in their hand.
Remember, a player can easily gain back a stack of cards if they are too slow to slap a match correctly!
How to Play Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza – Video Tutorial
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it called Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza?
This game is named after the specific phrase used while playing. Each time a player lays a card down, they repeat the next word in the phrase, Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza.
This game is so tricky because the cards often look similar to one another; for instance, a triangle-shaped slice of pizza or a triangular wedge of cheese is easily mistaken when moving at a quick pace.
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