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Foodtown Throwdown takes a tongue-in-cheek look at food trends to build a game all about creating the best food truck business in town.  Humor plays a central role as players compete against each other for ridiculous ingredients to complete recipes to add to their menus with absurd results.  A grilled cheese sandwich on banana bread?  Sure thing.  A duck meat hot dog with purple potato fries?  Coming right up!  You'll also need to establish your territory and publicize your truck, but watch out for attempts at sabotage from the other players!

The object of the game is to be the first person to earn 10 victory points by adding recipes to your menu, establishing new territory and publicizing your truck.  Each recipe is worth a number of points based on the number of ingredients required to complete it.  There are five different types of cards. Recipes, Ingredients, Territories, Publicity events, and Action cards, described in more detail below.

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The promo card will be included with each copy of the game through Kickstarter.  This unique ingredient card is the only card in the game that can be used as either of two different types of ingredients in your recipes.  Will your burger be topped with potato salad?  Or will you drop it in the deep fryer as a side dish?

The funding goal reflects what we need to really get this project off the ground.  It covers the initial print run of the game (1500 copies of this first edition), shipping from the factory, customs and taxes, credit card fees, kickstarter royalties, and final warehousing and shipping costs. 

 Interview with The Inquisitive Meeple discussing the game, the design process, and the kickstarter campaign.

Five questions from The Meeple Mechanic about the design of the game.

 Podcast interview with We The Nerdy

"However much I prefer a more serious game this game fits perfectly in that filler zone, that every gamer is looking for." - We the Nerdy review

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Risks and challenges

We are eager to begin the manufacturing process as soon as funding is reached. There is always the possibility for hiccups and delays in production beyond our control, but to minimize this we will be using Quality Playing Cards for manufacture (www.customizedplayingcards.com) and Amazon for fulfillment of our Kickstarter backer rewards. We trust the quality of the product and Amazon's experience and expansive logistics network to deliver our game to our backers.

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    The Chef's Combo!

    The ultimate package for the aspiring food truck chef! This package includes the game, stretch goals, and an embroidered chef’s jacket and hat! Each burgandy, unisex chef’s jacket will be embroidered with the backers name above the left breast pocket. The matching cap features a mesh top to keep your head cool while you cook. Only ships to the U.S. (Shipping included)

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