SNAP Review – Maki Stack

Maki Stack from Blue Orange Games

Maki Stack from Blue Orange GamesCalifornia rolls, cucumber rolls, soy sauce, wasabi – sounds delicious. In Maki Stack, you stack wooden replicas of these items. Does Maki Stack stack up? Listen to our SNAP review in under 5 minutes, or read on below.

Maki Stack wooden elements

Maki Stack is a dexterity game for 2, 4, or 6 players, designed by Jeff Lai and published by Blue Orange Games.

Stack that Sushi!

Could you make this stack while blindfolded?

Which card(s) you pull determine how your team will work together to stack the sushi.

In Mask mode (4 or 6 players only), one player on each team puts on a blindfold mask. The other team member(s) direct them how to stack the sushi pieces to match the card.

In Chopstick mode, 2 teammates work together to stack ingredients; each uses only a single finger. If the team has 3 members, the third team member holds the card and directs the other teammates on how to assemble the stack.

If you are playing Maki Stack with only 2 players, all cards are treated as Chopstick mode. Use a single finger from each hand to stack the sushi. The player who finishes first wins the card.

Maki Stack - Mask card and Chopsticks card

Chopstick cards require serious teamwork!


  • Well designed wooden pieces and cards
  • Quick to play and understand
  • A great way to practice teamwork


  • Box is deceptively big
  • Blindfold masks need to off-gas to be less smelly
  • No way to balance odd numbers of teammates



The Family Gamers received a copy of Maki Stack from Blue Orange Games for this review.

Maki Stack
  • Chopsticks


Number of Players: 2, 4, or 6 (best at 4)

Age Range: 7+

Playtime: 15 minutes