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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.

The ADD-ON is Finally Here!

Posted by Gap Closer Games (Creator)

Introducing the "Bento Box"

They say that “good things come to those who wait.” 

We hope you’ll agree once you see what we’ve been cooking! For the past few months, we’ve been working hard with our good friends at SBG to create the perfect add-on for Rival Restaurants. Now, the wait is over. We give you, the Bento Box

Quite simply, it is a thing of beauty.

From the gorgeous, laser-etched logos to the incredibly thoughtful and practical design, the Bento Box is part art, part organizer—all Kickstarter Exclusive. The “cutting board” aesthetic integrates perfectly with our theme (food and cooking), resulting in something that will make all your friends say “wow” at your next game night. 

The Bento Box will be shipped with your game (shipping is included in the price) and requires some assembly (putting it together is half the fun)! You’ll still be getting the standard game organizer that all copies of Rival Restaurants come with. The standard game organizer is made from a high quality vacuum-formed plastic that has all the same functionality as the Bento Box. In other words, you do not need the Bento Box to play Rival Restaurants; it is simply a component upgrade (but a really nice one at that).

How to add the Bento Box to your pledge

If you would like to add the Bento Box to your pledge (available for both Deluxe and Retail), simply visit our main Kickstarter page and click “Manage your pledge” in the upper right corner of your screen. Afterwards, click “Change your pledge.” Then, you can manually add “$35 USD” to your current pledge. If you are an international backer, we have included a conversion chart for you to use at your convenience. If your currency is not listed above, simply use an online calculator and we’ll make the necessary adjustments via the Pledge Manager if needed. 

You will also be able to add the Bento Box using the Pledge Manager once the Kickstarter campaign is over.

We are so excited to finally share this with all of you! Thank you so much to all of our wonderful backers for being so patient as we prepared for this announcement. Your excitement and enthusiasm for Rival Restaurants is what keeps us going!

If you have any questions, feel free to message us. Thanks and have a delicious weekend!

- Team Gap Closer

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    1. Gap Closer Games Creator on

      Hey Anthony,

      This would be available as an add-on for the additional price of $35.

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      Anthony Lombardo on


      Does this box come in the deluxe copy or do I need to add an additional amount for this?


    3. Omzee on

      This is actually incredible. I wish every board game had this as an option.

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      Sterling Rosenfeldt on

      Does this mean $35 to the $64 needed for the deluxe edition or $35 to your original custom pledge?

    5. Gap Closer Games Creator on

      @Fox Keslar: Yes it will! We recommend US mini size sleeves.

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      Fox Keslar on

      I was wondering if the insert that comes with the game will also be able to support sleeved cards ?

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      ChickenLittle on

      I think this is a great add on and I usually buy these for my games to protect them and make my game purchase last longer so it does add something from my opinion. Pretty cool!

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      Andrea Winship on

      Was hoping for something that adds to the game, not something additional to purchase.