Rating: 7.2 Good
Popularity:5
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1989
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 30 minutes
Age:8+

Created by: Karl-Heinz Schmiel, Jochen Eeuwyk, Christof Tisch

Published by: Competo / Marektoy, Fantasy Flight Games, Giochi Uniti

Alternate Names: À la carte, à la carte, Lo Chef Pasticcione, 妙廚上菜

Description:

In one of his sillier games, Karl-Heinz Schmiel casts the players as semi-psychotic cooks attempting to hone their culinary skills. Each player receives a miniature pan and a hotplate.

Then each turn you can either attempt to turn up the heat, season your dish, or attempt to steal another cook's recipe in the making. Heating your hotplate is a random affair with a die, and could raise the heat on everyone's plate.

Spicing the dish is heart of the game and done by up-ending small bottles filled with little colored wood pellets. When the pellets tumble out of the bottle (sometimes, if they do), the number of pellets can't exceed two, because over-spicing the dish ruins it and you have to throw it in the trash!

The 2009 version includes some changed rules, a new victory condition, additional recipes and some new mechanics in comparison to the 1989 version.

Prices:
Retail Price:$79
Amazon:$109
Expansions:
A la carte: Dessert
A la carte: Die Beilage
Awards:
Guldbrikken Best Family Game Winner 2012
Guldbrikken Best Family Game Nominee 2012
Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee 2011
Lys Grand Public Finalist 2011
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