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.
"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
"Argyle Games nails it with their incredibly tasty game Foodtown Throwdown." Chigeeks.com
Initial Impressions video from All Us Geeks:
Interview with The Inquisitive Meeple
Interview with Meeple Mechanic
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Download the rules Just the rules.
Download the Print-and-play files *note that the print and play files have had much of the color and some of the art work removed to be more printer-friendly.
Try it out on Tabletop Simulator
The five player expansion adds 20 extra cards to support a fifth player. It includes new ingredients, new recipes, and new action cards and even a new ingredient type: sauce! Sauces can be added to any recipe for an extra star (victory point) and to make the other players cringe as they consider a hot dog with chocolate sauce or a side salad with gravy.
Limited edition (produced only for this Kickstarter) includes custom wooden box to house the game.
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?
Retailers? We'd love to arrange wholesale pricing for any number of copies you'd like on your shelves. Just contact us for more info!
Want your own food truck in the game? We'll be happy to include your own actual truck in the game on one of your recipe cards! We'll include your name, your logo, and a link to your twitter/website on the card. Just get in touch with us!
The funding goal reflects the minimum we need to really get this project off the ground. It covers a small initial print run of the game (500 copies at this funding goal), shipping from the factory, customs and taxes, credit card fees, kickstarter royalties, and final warehousing and shipping costs.
Risks and challenges
Going into this a second time, we feel we have learned a great deal about how to successfully fulfill this project. We've lowered our goal to produce a smaller print run, gotten quotes from more manufacturers, and researched many different shipping options.
Manufacturing will be handled by PrintNinja. Fulfillment to US backers will be done by Amazon while international shipments will be sent from the US or the UK, depending on the best rates we can offer our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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