The Ketchup Mechanism & Other Ideas is an expansion to our game Food Chain Magnate. It cannot be played stand-alone!
This is a pre-order. We will print the game this year (2019), but we are not fully sure when. Likely before the Essen fair in October. The game will eventually be available in shops, but in case of large demand, we will print and ship direct orders first, and then supply shops.
As of today (28 january 2019) the expansion is in good shape, but we are still testing several ideas for balance. The game consists of several modules which each add something new and different to the game. They can be played individually or together.
We will definitely include:
- - materials to play with 6 players
- - a new set of milestones that completely changes strategic options
- - coffee and barista's: places where people stop on the way to get food
- - new tiles with different types of buildings
- - new food types that attract customers in different ways
- - new employee cards and available promotions
- - ketchup
Here is the flavour text:
"Chef! Some of our guests are asking for ketchup. Do we have any?" "We don't serve ketchup in this company." "Also they are asking if the restaurant will expand anytime soon? There's a restaurant in the new quarter and with all the roadworks lately it is getting a lot of traffic." "Can't you see I am working on my new masterpiece? How can I concentrate like this? I need that Michelin star! And this new sushi dish is just the thing. Or maybe if I combine kimchi with icecream..." "But chef. Your guests are not asking for fancy stuff; they want ketchup and coffee. And better decorations. And a new menu." "Get out of my kitchen. Now!"