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Official "Siracha: The Game" Rules

"Sriracha: The Game" is a fast-paced, card game inspired by the popular hot sauce. Players must match ingredients to complete recipes while navigating the effects of spicy Sriracha cards. Here are the rules for playing "Sriracha: The Game":


The objective of the game is to be the first player to complete a set number of recipe cards (usually 3-5, depending on the desired game length).


  • Shuffle the Deck:Shuffle the ingredient, recipe, and Sriracha cards together to form a single deck.

  • Deal Cards:Deal 5 ingredient cards to each player.
    Place the remaining deck in the center of the playing area as the draw pile.

  • Set Up Recipe Cards:Draw 3 recipe cards from the deck and place them face up in the center of the table.
    These are the recipes that players will try to complete.


  1. Starting the Game:

    • The player who most recently ate something spicy goes first.

  2. Player's Turn:

    • On a player's turn, they can do the following actions:

      1. Draw a Card: Draw one card from the draw pile.

      2. Play Ingredient Cards: Play ingredient cards from their hand to match the ingredients shown on one of the face-up recipe cards.

      3. Complete a Recipe: If a player matches all the ingredients on a recipe card, they claim that recipe card and place it in front of them. Draw a new recipe card from the deck to replace the claimed one.

      4. Play Sriracha Cards: Play Sriracha cards to affect other players or to gain an advantage. Effects can vary, such as making another player discard cards, drawing extra cards, or changing a recipe requirement.

  3. End of Turn:

    • At the end of their turn, players must have no more than 5 cards in their hand. If they have more, they must discard down to 5 cards.

    • Play passes to the next player clockwise.

Special Rules:

  1. Wild Cards:

    • Wild cards can be used as any ingredient and can help complete recipes more easily.

  2. Sriracha Card Effects:

    • Sriracha cards have various effects. For example:

      • Spicy Challenge: Force another player to discard a card.

      • Extra Spicy: Draw two extra cards.

      • Change Recipe: Swap one of the face-up recipe cards with a new one from the deck.

  3. Discard Pile:

    • Discarded cards go to a separate discard pile. If the draw pile runs out, shuffle the discard pile to form a new draw pile.

Winning the Game

  • The game continues until one player completes the required number of recipe cards (3-5, as decided at the start of the game).

  • The first player to complete the required number of recipe cards wins the game.

Strategy Tips

  • Balance Drawing and Playing: Draw cards to maintain a good hand size, but focus on playing ingredient cards to complete recipes quickly.

  • Use Sriracha Cards Strategically: Save Sriracha cards for key moments to hinder opponents or gain significant advantages.

  • Pay Attention to Opponents: Watch other players’ actions to anticipate their moves and plan your strategy accordingly.

"Sriracha: The Game" is a fun and spicy card game that challenges players to complete recipes while navigating the effects of spicy Sriracha cards. It’s perfect for game nights and gatherings, offering a blend of strategy and excitement.

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