Games About Food

Given how essential food is to our daily existence, it's no surprise that there are so many games on the subject. Here is a sampling that has caught our writers' attention.

Food, glorious food
What is there more handsome
Gulped, swallowed, or chewed
Still worth a king’s ransom
     from Food, Glorious Food by Laurence Jeffcoate
     from the movie Oliver!

Whether you’re a gourmand or finicky, a diehard foodie or simply see it as an annoying necessity, we all have our own relationship with food.

All animals eat. Some have very limited diets, others eat what and whenever they can. While all eat, some have to try harder than others to keep from being eaten. As humans, we like to think of ourselves at the top of the food chain—although I’ve known some lions and leopards who would happily show you otherwise.

Here’s a list of games about food. Not games that feature food as part of the economy of the game, not games about the economics of running a restaurant, but games about food items themselves. 

But, wait, I can hear you say. There are hundreds of games about food, so why this list of food games? Because they each have reviews right here on Meeple Mountain!

Oh, and if this list ends up making you hungry, don’t forget our Top 6 Game Night Snacks article!



One player cuts this cake topped with strawberries and blueberries, into groups of four. The other player then gets first choice of a piece to start the scoring.

Pie Town


A dice as worker-placement game where you need to harvest ingredients and bake the best pies while trying to figure out your opponents’ secret recipes.



Move a set of ants, collecting a trail of dropped food on the way back to the anthill. Build the right collection to match the scoring conditions, and you just might come out on top.

About the author

Tom Franklin

By day, I'm a mild-mannered IT Manager with a slight attitude. By night I play guitar & celtic bouzouki, board games, and watch British TV. I love abstracts, co-ops, worker placement and tile-laying games. Basically, any deep game with lots of interesting choices. 

You can find my middle grade book, The Pterrible Pteranodon, at your favorite online bookstore.

And despite being a DM, I have an inherent dislike of six-sided dice.

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