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A board game about competitive restaurant owning. Use your chef's power, cook recipes, and lead your restaurant to gastronomical glory.
A board game about competitive restaurant owning. Use your chef's power, cook recipes, and lead your restaurant to gastronomical glory.
4,191 backers pledged $305,700 to help bring this project to life.

FULLY STRETCHED!!! But we're still cooking!

Posted by Gap Closer Games (Creator)

Rival Restaurants is FULLY STRETCHED!

We did it! You did it! We all did it! Rival Restaurants is fully stretched and is now in its most glorious form! The stretch goals you've unlocked this past week aren't just cosmetic touch ups—they are significant upgrades that will physically improve Rival Restaurant's durability so that you can enjoy it for years to come. We can't believe we hit this milestone with two weeks to spare! Thank you for helping us get to where we are today. But don't worry, we are not done yet! 

What We're Cooking Up Next (works in progress)

Even though we're fully stretched, that doesn't mean we've stopped working. In fact, we have a lot of exciting things in the works that we'd like to share:

1) 2-Player Mode

When we originally designed Rival Restaurants, we envisioned a highly interactive and entertaining game made for 3 players or more. And from what our hundreds of play-testers told us, we were able to accomplish exactly that. But almost as soon as we launched on Kickstarter, we started getting flooded with requests for a 2-player mode.

Initially, we had doubts whether it could be done. But to make a long story short, we are so glad that we were so wrong. The 2-player mode we've been testing and working on is VERY EXCITING and we can't wait to tell you about it! We're almost done finalizing the rules and should have an update within a week or so, so stay tuned!

2) Français & Italiano

Thanks to two of our amazing backers—Benoît Pepermans (francais) and Stefano Lo Cascio (italiano)—Rival Restaurants is on its way to being translated into French and Italian! The rulebook will be translated into French and Italian and will be available as digital downloads from our website. These digital, translated rulebooks will also have a list of all action cards, restaurants, and any other game components that are necessary for gameplay. Although we will not be printing the translated rulebooks, they will be available as PDFs so you are more than welcome to print them at your convenience.

Thank you again to Benoît and Stefano for generously volunteering your time!

3) Add-on

Now that Rival Restaurants is fully stretched, we are turning our attention to finalizing and announcing an exciting add-on that we hope to share by the end of the week. Be on the look out for more details later!

We Will Be Using A Pledge Manager!

When it comes to pledge managers, Backerkit is one of the most trusted names in Kickstarter, so partnering with them was an easy choice for us. With a pledge manager, all backers will be able to adjust their pledges even after the campaign is finished. This also means that you'll be able to include add-ons, purchase additional copies of Rival Restaurants, as well as manage your shipping and delivery preferences.

We Are "thissss close" to Unlocking All Social Media Achievements!

If you haven't done so already, please help us unlock the remaining Social Media Achievements. We are thissss close to finishing a few of them!

Facebook: 2 more!

Twitter: 22 away!

Instagram: 8 more posts!

Thank you everyone! Keep up the great work! There's two weeks left until the campaign is over! Let's finish STRONG!!!


Team Gap Closer


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    1. Gap Closer Games Creator on

      @Anabelle Yes!! We are so excited to share the 2-player mode!! It's definitely a different feel/pace from the base game, but it is FUN!

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      2 player mode!!?! That is AMAZING and very exciting! Congratulations on a fully stretched project! Well earned!

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      ChickenLittle on

      What is this add on!!!???

    4. Omzee on

      Happy to be a party of it! :D

    5. Omzee on

      con friggin grats you guys

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      That's What She Said!