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Cuisine a la Card is a fast-paced, competitive deck-building card game of creating and submitting meals for a panel of judges.
Cuisine a la Card is a fast-paced, competitive deck-building card game of creating and submitting meals for a panel of judges.
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Cuisine a la Card is a competitive deck building card game for 2-4 players. Play as chefs, crafting the finest meals out of the ingredients available to you, and submitting those meals to discerning and capricious judges for Medals. In this intense world of culinary competition, Tasting Spoons are your currency, your Warming Tray may be your greatest asset or your worst nightmare, and a simple dash of Salt may just be what you need to tip the balance in your favor and win the game. 

 Rahdo did a great run-through of Cuisine a la Card Part 1 - 

 Part 2 - 

 Final thoughts -

 Undead Viking also did a great review - 

Nick at Board Game Brawl gave us an great review -

NVS Gameplays also gave us a great review -

NVS Gameplays featured Cuisine a la Card in his "Here's the Kicker" episode - 

And in another "Here's the Kicker" - 

Casual Game Revolution featured Cuisine a la Card on their news post

Tabletop Gaming News also featured Cuisine a la Card in a news post.

 The Inquisitive Meeple featured Cuisine a al Card in an interview with the designer.

 $18,000 - Linen Card Finish - UNLOCKED!!!!

Plain cardstock isn't good enough for our epicurean tastes. If we reach this stretch goal everyone will get cards upgraded to a lovely linen finish. 

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$22,000 - Kitchen Classics Expansion - UNLOCKED!!!!

The first mini-expansion for Cuisine a la Card! Adds common Ingredients found in a variety of foods - Carrots, Onion, Celery, and more!  

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$25,000 - More Judges

You want more Judges, and we want to give them to you! All backers will also get the opportunity to contribute to the new Judge's looks and abilities.

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$30,000 - Dessert

Desserts adds a new Cuisine type to the game! Work with more Sweets and Dairy ingredients. Top everything with nuts, syrups, or Chocolate!

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Possibly more to come!

  • 4 How to Play cards
  • 12 Judge cards
  • 20 Fork cards
  • 40 Starting Hand cards (Spoons, Salts)
  • 100 Ingredient Cards
  • 40 Punchboard Tokens
  • Rulebook

$1 - THANK YOU!

You get a HUGE thank you from all of us. Every little bit helps, and we can't get there without you!

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$25 - GRAND OPENING

Early bird promotion! You get 1 copy of Cuisine a la Card, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get a HUGE thank you from all of us!

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$30 - TABLE FOR ONE

You get 1 copy of Cuisine a la Card, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get a HUGE thank you from all of us!

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$50 - TABLE FOR TWO - EARLY BIRD

You get 2 copies of Cuisine a la Card, keep one for yourself and give one to a friend, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get a HUGE thank you from all of us!

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$60 - TABLE FOR TWO

You get 2 copies of Cuisine a la Card, keep one for yourself and give one to a friend, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get a HUGE thank you from all of us!

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$100 - YOUR TABLE IS READY

Why wait for the retail copy to ship? You get 1 pre-production copy of the game, shipped earlier so you can play the game while you wait for the retail boxed version! You also get 1 retail copy of the game, signed by the team, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get your name in the credits as a special thank you!

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$120 - TABLE FOR FIVE

You get 5 copies of Cuisine a la Card, perfect for schools and gift-givers, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get a HUGE thank you from all of us!

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$180 - RESTAURATEUR

You get 10 copies of Cuisine a la Card, perfect for retailers (or very generous gift-givers), and any stretch goals achieved.  You also get a HUGE thank you from all of us!

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$1,500 - YOU ARE A JUDGE

Your likeness is drawn by our artist and is added to the game as a special Judge card with your name on it! You get 1 pre-production copy of the game, shipped earlier so you can play the game while you wait for the retail boxed version! You also get 1 retail copy of the game, signed by the team, and any stretch goals achieved. You also get your name in the credits as a special thank you!

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Cuisine a la Card is a deeply strategic game, wrapped in a simple, easy to understand shell. It offers quick playing time with deep mechanics and an accessibility that appeals to both heavy and casual gamers alike. 

Players play by taking their starting decks, and using that to purchase Ingredients from the Marketplace, located between them. As the game continues, Players may choose to place some Ingredients into their Warming Tray. Once this occurs, Players may be able to use some of their cards' abilities to Steal, Swap, or Discard those Ingredients in the Warming Tray. When a Player is able to submit a Meal to a Judge, they may use any or all of the Ingredients placed in their Warming Tray to boost their Meal Points and earn Medals from the Judge. 

Once scored, Judges are then removed and replaced, and their requirements may change, so Players have to constantly adjust their deck-building strategies to ensure they have the best meals to submit to the Judges.

Play continues until one of the Players has reach at least 15 Medals, but tables can quickly turn, and Players may find themselves in close competition all the way to the end.


Download the Rulebook: 
Here
or through boardgamegeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/116321/cuisine-la-card-rulebook

The Ingredients are divided into Cuisines - Italian, French, Western, and Pan Asian. Some Seasonings also belong to certain Cuisines.

Italian Cuisine

Italian Cuisine is rich and filling, so the Italian Ingredients tend to pair well together to ensure a large amount of purchasing ability for the Player, thus boosting their Deck with more Ingredients, as well as a fair amount of Meal Points. 

French Cuisine

French Cuisine is complex. It shifts and changes in the same bite, thus the French Ingredients tend to result in a lot of card swapping, discarding, or scrapping altogether. A meal can be completely changed with the inclusion of a few French Ingredients, and it may be exactly what a Judge is looking for.

Western Cuisine

Western Cuisine is robust, so Western Ingredients play together to boost the Player's Hand, as well as their Deck, usually without needing the purchasing power of the Italian Cuisine Ingredients. It's typically a food that is served up fast and hearty, so with a few well-chosen Western Cuisine cards, a Player may be able to submit a meal to a Judge long before the other Player has had that opportunity. 

Pan Asian Cuisine

Pan Asian Cuisine is usually full of rich flavor and the Pan Asian Ingredients are no exception. These Ingredients offer the Player big Meal Points, but they tend to only work well with other Pan Asian Ingredients, so a Player may need to cultivate their Deck a little longer to build it to a point where they can submit a Pan Asian delicacy to a Judge.

The Judges are truly the "meat" of Cuisine a la Card. We've assembled a team of the best and most talented Judges available for your competition. Each Judge have a specific food they prefer, and they will be happy to give you bonus Medals if you present them with a dish containing those choice foods. 

Risks and challenges

Risks are low on this project. We are an established team that has worked together for years, and we know what we are capable of. On top of that, we have the game already designed and prototyped - the only thing left is to finish up some art and ensure the game remains balanced. We simply need funding to get the game printed and in stores, and we need your help to do that.

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