Note : This is a bundle containing the base game of A
La Carte, and the expansion A La Carte Dessert
Designer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel Publisher:Heidelberger Spieleverlag Players: 3-4 Players Time:30 Minutes Age: 6 and Up
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 cooks
recipe in the making. Heating your hotplate is a
random affair with a die, and could raise the heat on
everyones 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 cannot exceed two, because
over-spicing the dish ruins it and then
you must be feed it to the pigs!
Note: this game contains german rules. An English
translation can be found however in the link
Designer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel Publisher:Fantasy Flight Games Players: 3-5 Players Time: 30 Minutes Age:6 and Up
An expansion for A la carte that introduces new
gourmet desserts for avid gamers including Spice
Dice, Salty Dogs or the fiery Pomitos Frititos.
This expansion contains 4 mini expansions for A
la carte and the components necessary to add a fifth
-Menus Before the game starts each
player receives 3 menus and chooses one. He does not
let the other players know which menus he/she has. If
a player successfully prepares the dishes on the
menu, at the end of the game he/she receive extra
victory points. Otherwise he/she gets no extra
points. For some of the menus the player also needs
at least one star.
-New Coffee Cups Two new
coffee cups are added to the game
can Instead of choosing a dish from the table, a
player can choose a dish from the trash can and place
the dish in his/her pan.
neutralizer The player chooses a spice (even salt)
from his/her pan and removes it from the game.
-Salt Dishes There are 5 different salt
dishes. The salt dishes are placed along the other
dishes. The dishes are cooked as normal, only salt is
-Spice Mixing This is a new spice
bottle that has 5 grains of each of the 4 different
spices inside (for a total of 20). There is no salt
in this bottle. A player can choose this bottle to
add spices to his/her dish.