Kitchen Rush is our successful 2017 game simulating the excitement of a high-pressure kitchen environment through an innovative real-time worker placement mechanism.
"You've just inherited an old restaurant and you must turn it into a successful business! Hire personnel, order the right ingredients and be ready to serve the customers that enter your restaurant. The success will depend entirely on your efficiency in the kitchen!"
1-4 players work together trying to fulfil orders fast enough to earn enough money to keep the business going across 4 rounds of 4 minutes. The fun, excitement and rush it brings to the table offers a full course for gamers and family members alike.
In the game, players use hourglasses (sandtimers) as their workers assigning them to various tasks from taking orders, cooking dishes and buying groceries. Any worker placed on an action space may not be used elsewhere before the sand within the hourglass runs out, making each decision important as time is limited.
Kitchen Rush is designed by Dávid Turczi, known for his work on Anachrony & Days of Ire with Vangelis Bagiartakis, known for his work on Among the Stars, Dice City and Fields of Green.
Kitchen Rush has been very warmly received by both the public and reviewers since it was first released in Essen Spiel Fair 2017. Kitchen Rush was awarded a Seal of Excellence by the Dice Tower and a Golden Geek Award Nomination for Best Cooperative Game of the Year 2017.
"The restaurant you inherited has been going pretty well, already employing many acclaimed chefs and serving the elite of fine dining due to your commitment, professionalism and hard work!
But now, with the rise in demand of the customers, come new necessities that you need to accommodate, with quality pastry-making being number one priority!
Are you going to live up to your restaurant's reputation and provide fine desserts to your customers?"
Piece of Cake is an expansion for Kitchen Rush that introduces desserts in the game. It adds a new type of Orders with desserts, Ice-Cream mini orders, two new Ingredients (Crème and Fruit, with custom shaped wooden tokens) and a new type of wooden token (ice cream scoops).
An extension to the game's board introduces additional actions for the players and there is also a 60" hourglass for a Specialist worker who can perform improved versions of the available actions. Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake brings many new elements to the game:
- New Board
- New Tokens
- New Actions
- New Orders
- New Plates
- New Player Mats
- New Hourglass
Kitchen Rush is recommended by various board game reviewers. Below you can check some of the many videos, written reviews and podcasts about the base game.
Kitchen Rush was included in the lists with the most Anticipated games of Essen Spiel 2017 of Actualol, No Pun Included, Slickerdrips and the GameBoyGeek. Additionally, Kitchen Rush was found to be in the lists of the Top games of 2017 of Melody Vasel of the Dice Tower, Slickerdrips and Actualol.
Richard Ham - Rahdo Runs Through:
"It’s really hard to find any faults in the game. It works beautifully."
Tom Vasel, Melody Vasel- Dice Tower:
"I really enjoyed this"
For more Dice Tower material for Kitchen Rush check here
Efka Bladukas- No Pun included:
"Kitchen Rush is goo.. actually is not good it's great!"
Tom Heath- Slickerdrips:
"I just loved this game! Just the experience of playing through this is fantastic"
Jon Purkis- Actualol:
"It manages to be both a revolution in real-time cooperative gameplay and the most thematic one I have ever played ... The holy grail for me with boardgames is when they make me feel their theme and Kitchen Rush has that in spades!"
Jan Cronauer- Hunter und Crohn:
“Wirklich wirklich hat mir sehr gut gefallen!” (I really really liked it!)"
Sergio Vaquero - Analisis-Paralisis:
"Uno de los juegos más temáticos que he probado, sientes la tensión de trabajar en un restaurante!" (One of the most thematic games i've ever played, you really feel like working in a restaurant!)"
Base Games Components:
Piece of Cake expansion components:
- 1 Game Board
- 4 Player Mat Extensions
- 1 3D Cardboard Freezer
- 30 Dessert Order Cards
- 8 Specialist Ability Cards
- 1 Ice-Cream Objective Card
- 1 Upgrade Card
- 12 Wooden Crème Tokens
- 12 Wooden Fruit Tokens
- 12 Wooden Cubes (Chocolate Chips & Nuts)
- 30 Wooden Disks in 5 colors (Ice-Cream Scoops)
- 20 Ice-Cream Order tiles
- 6 Ice-Cream Plates
- 1 Locked Token
- 3 Specialist Tokens
- 1 60" Hourglass (Specialist)
- 1 Rulebook
To include any add-ons to your pledge, just click on the "Manage your pledge" button on the top right corner of this page and increase your total pledged based on the prices below.
After the end of the campaign you will have access to our pledge manager where you will be asked which add-ons you would like to add to your reward. You will also be able to add more items at that point.
The production of Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake is scheduled for autumn 2018. The game will be produced in Germany's largest board game manufacturer ensuring a high quality product.
The published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colors and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments.
Stretch rewards generated through this campaign will be given to all backers free of charge. Keep in mind that these Stretch rewards will not be exclusive and may become available to acquire in the future at an additional cost.
We expect to have the game delivered to backers within November 2018. Please keep in mind though, that there is always the chance of the production and handling process getting delayed for various reasons.
Our current shipping solution is very reliable, but DOES NOT offer tracking information. From past experience we already know that the percentage of lost items is almost 0%. However, If you require tracking information for your order, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and let us know. Please note that you will be requested to pay additional shipping costs since your order will have to be handled separately from our group shipping solution.
All orders will be shipped from Greece (EU member). If you have any concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and we will assist you on that.
In order to keep shipping costs as low as possible, we always try to find the most efficient solutions for mass shipping of games/items. Please note that you may be receiving the games/items you pledged for in more than one package.
If in the pledge manager you choose Essen Spiel 2018 Pick-up option you will be able to collect your game during Spiel 2018 fair (Essen, Germany 26th-29th of October 2018) from Artipia Games booth. If you do not collect your pledge during the fair, we will request additional shipping fees to send your pledge via mail.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake is scheduled to be released at Spiel 2018 in Essen-Germany in October 2018. Note that the only guaranteed way that you will be among the first to get the game, is to select the "Essen Spiel 2018 pick-up" option in the pledge manager. Since this is a Spiel 2018 release, several customers and retailers may purchase the game from the fair which means they will get it before our group shipment goes out to backers. However, the Stretch rewards will not be sold to retailers outside of this campaign.
Shipping costs will be collected after the campaign’s end, using a pledge manager. The calculation will be based on our past experience in previous campaigns’ fulfilment, taking into account the add-ons you have ordered and your shipping Country.
The following estimations are for our main unregistered mass shipment solution. If you require tracking information for your order, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and let us know. In that case you will be requested to pay additional shipping costs since your order will have to be handled separately from our mass shipping solution.
Estimated Shipping for Piece of Cake + Stretch Rewards:
- United States - Canada - EU - UK - Luxembourg - Switzerland - Iceland - Norway: 5-8 USD
- Rest of the world: 7-10 USD
Estimated Shipping costs for Piece of Cake + Stretch Rewards + Kitchen Rush base game (2 packages):
- United States - Canada - EU - UK - Luxembourg - Switzerland - Iceland - Norway: 13-18 USD
- Rest of the world: 17-21 USD
Italy, Romania: Due to delays in previous campaign deliveries to backers in Italy and Romania caused by local postal services, we strongly recommend backers from those countries to contact us to arrange registered shipping. If not, please be aware that your package may arrive much later than it will in other countries.
China, Macao, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Mexico: Packages will be handled separately from the mass shipment solution. The total shipping cost will be automatically added when you pledge as follows:
- Piece of Cake + SR: 19 USD
Kitchen Rush + Piece of Cake + SR: 52 USD
Greece: The total shipping cost will be added when you pledge as follows:
- Piece of Cake + SR: 3 USD
- Kitchen Rush + Piece of Cake + SR: 5 USD
Brazil: WE DO NOT SHIP TO BRAZIL. Tremendous delays and unsuccessful deliveries in our previous campaigns’ fulfilment to most of backers from Brazil forced us to exclude the country from our campaign.
In the pledge manager, that you will get access to after the campaign ends, there will be a choice for Essen Spiel 2018 Pick-up option with no additional shipping cost.
A few days before the fair you will receive a unique code via email with which you will be able to collect your pledge from Artipia Games booth (25 - 28th October 2018, Spiel 2018 Essen, Germany).
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING ON THIS CAMPAIGN.
PAST CAMPAIGN STATUS
Fields of Green: Grand Fair expansion is still on schedule for delivery on November 2018. Backers who have selected Essen Pick-up pledge level will collect their pledge at Essen Spiel 2018 fair on October 2018.
All other past campaigns have been delivered.
All items offered through this campaign are English versions. All texts are in English.
Items and colors shown in this campaign might differ in the final product due to supplier/manufacturer error. In addition, the production may get delayed due to various reasons. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of examples. Artipia Games should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties.
MISSING / DAMAGED ITEMS
If after receiving your whole order, there are missing/damaged items please inform us by sending an email at support[at]artipiagames.com including some photos of what was damaged. We will send you replacements for the missing/damaged items as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, we are unable to send replacements for damaged inserts/trays.
We will re-send any packages returned to us undelivered after we will inform the backer. If a package was not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), we may request additional shipping fees to re-send the package.
Estimated delivery is November 2018. However third parties involved with the production of items needed to fulfil the campaign may cause unpredictable delays. Also, after sending the packages, further delays may occur due to your local customs and postal services traffic that are out of Artipia Games control. Please note that delivery dates that involve shipping refer to the month we expect to dispatch the items.
After the campaign is over you will be requested to complete a survey and pledge manager including your shipping address. Please provide us a shipping address that will be valid around November 2018. If after filling the survey and pledge manager you wish to alter your shipping address, please send us a message at support[at]artipiagames.com.
A while after the campaign ends you will get access to our pledge manager. Your order will get fulfilled only if you have completed the pledge manager before campaign fulfilment. Please note that due to weight limitations in the shipping methods we use, your order may be delivered in multiple packages. Even though all of your packages most probably will get shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.
We generally do not offer refunds unless we are completely unable to deliver the project. We will not offer refunds because of delays in delivery or changes/adjustments to the game's components, layout etc. or for damaged components that we are able to replace. We will examine any request for a refund separately and may refund only the cases we feel the request for a refund is justified.
Through this campaign you may receive updates on Artipia Games’ other upcoming projects. Such updates will be rare.
BY MAKING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.
REST ASSURED THAT EVEN IF SOMETHING UNPREDICTABLE HAPPENS, WE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO DELIVER YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE GAME IN EVERY ASPECT!
Please note that all material depicted in this campaign is a work in progress. Various elements and layouts might change until the game gets produced.
We thank you for your support!
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