Hilarious strategy card game where demand determines the price of ingredients and new restaurants go to the highest bidder.
Play Tester Alex Wirges on Fast Food Legend:
Why we are asking for your money:
Most of the money for our goal will towards covering the manufacturing costs of producing Fast Food Legend in the United States. While most of the artwork is completed, we have an artist at the ready to finish the franchise cards that our Kickstarter backers will help us choose, so some of the money will go towards that. Of course, shipping the game to U.S. residents is also included along with Kickstarter's 5% fee and Amazon's processing fees.
Why should I support this project now instead of waiting?
As mentioned in our video, the fast food industry is easy to parody. Because of that, we have way more ideas for the franchises than we could ever include in the game. We want everyone who supports the Kickstarter campaign to be able to give us feedback and help us choose which ones will be included in the game. So every week we are going to let backers vote on the franchises in one of the four categories. After that week is up, the voting closes on that category and voting begins on a new category of franchises. The earlier you back the project the more your voice is heard and the more franchises you get to vote on.
What is Fast Food Legend?
Fast Food Legend is a hilarious strategy card game where demand determines the price of your ingredients and new restaurant franchises go to the highest bidder. It will have you laughing out loud, rolling in the dough, and comes with enough non-potato twists that you can never quite be sure if you have victory in the bag.
Fast Food Legend is for 2-4 players (or up to 8 with two copies of the game).
It is 1950 and “fast food” won’t be in the dictionary for another year. You’ve just returned from a trip to San Bernardino, California, where you ate at the McDonald brothers restaurant and witnessed their “Speedee Service System.” Sure, there are other fast food restaurants like White Castle, KFC and Jack in the Box, but you can tell this assembly line based cooking system is innovative and will revolutionize the way the fast food industry operates.
You can tell there is money to be made and you intend to be the one making it.
You decide to start opening your own fast food restaurants, but unfortunately for you, you’re not the only one. How will you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
Will you start with the idea of the assembly line and focus on becoming even more productive? Will you focus on marketing to win people’s hearts (and dollars)? Maybe you will focus on regulations, making friends with the politically powerful (all in the name of the consumer, of course). Or maybe you will just be a criminal, offering “protection” to your rivals and laundering money through your restaurants. Whatever you choose, do you have what it takes to defeat your opponents and become a fast food legend?
How is the game played?
Without posting the entire rule book, here is a good idea as to how the game is played.
Every player starts the game with five cards (one block hostile action and four random cards from the top of their deck).
1) Buy franchises (auction style with the minimum bid listed on the card) Play moves clockwise during this phase.
2) Buy food (prices range from $1k to $20k. After you purchase your food but before the next player purchases, the price adjusts up $1k if you bought it and down $1k if you didn't). Play moves clockwise during this phase.
3) Draw a card (all players draw from the top of their deck at the same time)
4) Trade one or more cards (trade cards with other players or (depending on the number of players) discard to draw from the community pile).
5) Sell your food (for every unit of food you sell, you get $25k) Play moves clockwise during this phase.
6) Determine first player (then start with #1 and do it all again)
But what about the cards? When do I play them? From the rule book, "Cards may be played at any time, preferably when least expected by your opponents."
Game Play Video
The components in this video are demo mock ups and do not accurately represent the quality of the final product (except for the wooden cubes - those are pretty accurate). Also, it is unfortunate that the price tracker for the commodities is not in view. Was this video taken by amateurs? (hint: yes it was).
WARNING: if the game were as fun as this video makes it out to be, nobody would play it. EVER. You've been warned. But as you can see from the comments below the video, it is fun and people do want to play it again!
A word from Justin about the game he just played above (taken from the comment section on this project's Kickstarter page:
I just wanted to write up a quick review, as I had a chance last night to sit down with Michael (one of the creators) and play through the game once. I have to say it was a really enjoyable experience, even though he absolutely waylaid me at the end of the game. The cards are clever and well thought out, add a considerable amount of humor to the game, and make for some very interesting play styles. The four types of "business" that are selectable really do play completely different and would appeal to a wide variety of gamers and play styles.
I was the Criminal style, which is an aggressive, win by hurting others style, while Michael took on the Productivity role. His own self buffs were better than my abilities to hurt him (I think I played too many cards too early on) and allowed to him easily take the lead from me, but one of the cool things about the game is I would now play the game differently the next time I play it. There are multiple levels of strategy, which I had not expected and did not play them all to my fullest advantage, such as market manipulation. The price of commodities is constantly fluctuating, which makes your buying/selling strategy each round a little different.
As I said, just two of us played the game, and it worked very well as a two player game, but having more people join in would only make it better. All in all I was very impressed with the game and enjoyed it immensely. I can say it is a unique feel and play experience for me, unlike other games that I have played. The art used on the cards is great, and the humor level is right up there as well. It is one of those games that just hearing the instructions/reading about it on here I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but I immediately caught on to the game and felt like I understood it extremely quickly (understanding and using a good strategy are not the same). If you were on the fence about this one, I'd say go for it. It is a well thought out, unique game, that will lead to many laughs among friends. I am hoping this one succeeds as I would really like a copy of it.
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What is the expansion mentioned in the rewards?
The expansion adds nine franchise cards to the deck (plus cubes) and about an hour to playtime, making it approximately three hours instead of two. When we mention all the components in the video, it includes both the game and the expansion. From the beginning we wanted our Kickstarter backers to have it all!
I've got 1,000 bucks (aka, U.S. Dollars) and I would love to be immortalized in this game. What does this card look like that could have my name on it?
We're glad you asked! The card is below and your name could go where "Phil" currently resides. While the cards in the game are drawn randomly, each player starts with one block hostile action card, so this card not only has major value in the game, it is also guaranteed to be "drawn" at the beginning of every game where someone chooses the regulatory focus.
Unless otherwise stated, all reward levels include free shipping within the United States and its territories. If you live outside the United States and would like a precise quote for any reward level please contact us with your nation, city, and postal code and we will provide you with an exact shipping quote.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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