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Best Phil Walker Harding Games – a Designer Spotlight

If you’re looking for a great game to add to your table-top gaming collection, Phil Walker Harding games are a must-have. Born in 1981, Walker Harding hails from Wollongong, New South Wales and has been designing games for 14 years with Archaeology and Archaeology the Card Game being two of his first developments.

Some of the most famous Phil Walker Harding Games include Sushi Go!, Sushi Go Party!, Bear Park and Imhotep. Being one of our only full-time board game designers in Australia, Phil Walker Harding spends his time developing intuitive, accessible, and socially engaging board and card games. After the success of so many games, including Sushi Go! Which was published internationally in over 20 languages, Phil Walker Harding now works as a freelance table-top game designer alongside global publishers such as Kosmos, Gamewright, CMON, Lookout, Buffalo Games and many more.

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A Guide to some of the Best Phil Walker Harding Games

Silver & Gold

A flip-and-write game that combines simple rules, fast action, luck, and planning as players try to complete treasure map after treasure map. The maps included in this board game are printed on wipeable cards to allow players to take advantage of the endless adventures.

Average Playtime: 20 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players: 2 – 4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.16/5

Sushi Go

In this super-fast sushi card game, players are eating at a sushi restaurant while trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi is the way to score points.

Dip your favourite Nigiri in wasabi to triple its value and finish your meal with all the pudding you’ve got! Be careful, though, of which sushi you allow your friends to take… It might be exactly what they need to beat you.

Average Playtime: 15 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players: 2 – 5
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.16/5

Sushi Go Board Game Box cover.

Barenpark

Barenpark lets you build your very own bear park! Maybe you want another Polar Bear enclosure, or you’d prefer Koala Bear* housing. No matter what you do, don’t forget to claim your next building permit to be able to enlarge your park area for the food street and toilets for your customers need to build somewhere.

Planning and building your park in the most efficient and effective way is key in this family friendly puzzle game. Up to four players aged 8 and up will enjoy this Tetris-like game while placing enclosures, animal housing and green areas skilfully. Fill up your board as quickly as you possibly can because whoever achieves a full board first gets the most points.

Average Playtime: 30 – 45 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Number of Players: 2-4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.64/5

Archaeology: The New Expedition

This game is a reimplementation of the popular Archaeology Card Game but with several great changes. As an archaeologist working the dig sites of the Egyptian desert, you must search for the right pieces to complete torn parchments, broken pots, and other priceless artifacts.

The aim is to explore an ancient pyramid in the hope of uncovering a large stash of treasure. Trade skilfully at the local marketplace to increase the value of your collection and sell your treasures to the museum but do this strategically to make maximum profit.

Average Playtime: 20 minutes
Recommended Age: 10+
Number of Players: 2 – 5
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.29/5

Archaeology The New Expedition Board Game box cover.
Gizmos board game box cover.

Gizmos

The most intelligent minds of our current generation are gathering together at the Great Science Fair. Everyone has been working hard on their unique creations, but only one can be crowned the champion. Contestants (players) must think on the fly to build their machines quickly and as effectively as possible. Whose project will be dubbed the best?

In Gizmos, you win the game by gaining victory points from building engines, and these engines help you get things done much faster. Whoever builds the greatest machine and collects the most victory points will be crowned the winner.

Average Playtime: 40 – 50 minutes
Recommended Age: 14+
Number of Players: 2 – 4 
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 2.03/5

Adventure Games the Dungeon

You wake up in a dank dungeon that seems impossible to find your way out of, especially since you and your friends don’t know how you got there. Similar to a PC adventure game, players have to explore spaces, combine items, find clues, and talk to people to progress their way out.

Step by step, you’ll start to understand the plot of the game and devise a plan of escape. Exciting from beginning to end but leave no stone unturned. A board game with simple rules in three chapters, players ages 12 and above can enjoy.

Average Playtime: 75 minutes
Recommended Age: 12+
Number of Players: 1 – 4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.76/5

Imhotep Board Game box cover.

Imhotep

In Imhotep, players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there is. Namely, Imhotep. Over six rounds, players will move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments and, on a turn, a player chooses one of four available actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card.

While this may sound quite easy, other players can thwart your building plans by carrying out plan of their own. Only those with the best timing, and the stones to back up their devised plans, will prove to be the best builder Egypt has ever had.

Average Playtime: 40 minutes
Recommended Age: 10+
Number of Players: 2 – 4 
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 2.01/5

Not sure what to choose?

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