You can play this adorable Vancouver-made dim sum board game


If you’re obsessed with dim sum with your friends, there’s a new way to enjoy your weekly ritual.

Steam Up is a new dim sum board game created in Vancouver by Asian women who bring together a love of food and games.

In the game, Steam Up is a world famous Dim Sum restaurant and they only create limited quantities of their most popular dishes each day. As one of 12 unique animal characters, your goal is to eat the most dim sum of any other player. Challenge accepted!

Steam Up was designed by Pauline Kong and her friends. She is an ICU nurse and ADC by day and an emerging board game designer by night. Together with Marie Wong, Haymen Lee and Jose Hsu, they created the dim sum themed board game.

It all started when they were talking about making a game together. They were at Pauline’s when a drawing of dim sum dishes on her table sparked their imagination.

“We thought having a game designed by culturally Asians is what makes Steam Up authentic,” said Pauline.

“Our hope is to use the platform that Steam Up creates as a positive force to build bridges of understanding with Asian culture, so that players of all races can learn and experience Asian culture and customs through games. fun and immersive social events, ”they said.

The game will launch on Kickstarter on October 19, 2021 – and dim sum enthusiasts can play online now on Tabletop Simulator.


If you are a dim sum expert, the game will bring back many great memories of eating har gow and char siu. And if you have never tried traditional Chinese food before, then it will introduce you to new dishes that will make your mouth water.

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