Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a racoon forging for food in the trash? You’re just trying to find something delicious like, perhaps, a leftover cheeseburger, but coming up with a lot of other things as well like coffee mugs and combs. Well, if you have wondered about what it’d be like, you’re in luck! Scavenge, from Chou! Games, allows you to take this role on and press your luck to find the most point-worthy garbage you can and come out ahead of your opponents!

How To

Players take turns drawing from one deck at a time and choosing when to stop, or seeing if they can push their luck further without being told to stop by certain cards. Try to find the best treasure and a highly coveted cheeseburger, but don’t get too cocky or you might just lose your potential garbage or even have to discard cards!

Who Should Play This?

The great thing about this 2-5 player card game is that it’s for everyone! It’s got a fun theme, it is quick and easy to learn, teach, and play, and it has some cute art as well! It’s great for kids, new gamers, seasoned gamers, grandparents, anyone at all, really! It’s also easy to transport so it’s great to take to family gatherings, holidays, or even a lunch break at work to try with plenty of people!


Just a simple deck of cards! Like I said, not much to it so it’s easy to carry around, and demonstrate before a play as well.


  • Easy to learn and teach
  • Quick play time, so it can be played a few times in a row
  • Cute images and truly thematic
  • Great 3-5 player game


  • For me, it felt like there were a few too many “lose potential garbage”/”stop scavenging” cards for the total amount of cards in each deck. The likelihood that your turn either doesn’t exist (drawing one as your first card) starts out a little too high, and it can cause runaway leads from what I saw.
  • Not great at 2-players. It’s a con for me since that’s how I play most of my games, but maybe that’s fine for you if you have a larger group! The few times we played 2-player, it just seemed like the point comparison at the end was so extreme, and we weren’t sure how to mitigate that.

Final Thoughts

I’m not altogether that big on push your luck games because I sometimes can’t help myself and end up not doing well, or I get frustrated at a high loss of turns because of the card distribution. I will say, however, that I enjoyed this game a bunch! It’s quick, which makes it a lot less frustrating, even when you aren’t doing so great, and the theme plays so well that it’s fun to just pretend your scavenging through trash bins, even when you’d never want to do that in real life!

It’s a nifty little card game that I would highly recommend to push your luck lovers, new gamers, and families above all. If you get the chance to try it out – don’t pass it by!

Happy Gaming, friends!~

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