Food Truck Champion
Designer: Nicole Jekich, Luke Turpeinen
Artist: Claire Donaldson
Year Published: 2017
Number of Players: 2 - 5 players
Playing Time: 45 - 75 minutes
Recommended Ages: 14+
Categories: Card Game, Economic, Industry / Manufacturing
Mechanics: Card Drafting, Hand Management, Pattern Building, Set Collection
Food Truck Champion is a game in which each person plays the owner of a new food truck out to make a name for itself. You will hire staff, cook food and please customers to earn awards and popularity. At the end of the day the food truck with the most popularity wins!
FTC uses a lead-follow action system that focuses on the different aspects of running a food truck.
Driver Action gives you access to the market to acquire ingredients to store in your fridge.
Cashier Action gives you access to an assortment of customer orders ready to be prepared and served up.
Prep Cook Action allows you to move ingredients in your fridge to the customer orders.
Executive Chef Action allows you to play ingredients directly from your hand to a customer order.
Manager Action gives you access to the labor pool to higher additional Drivers, Cashiers, Cooks, and Chefs to make your future actions more effective.
As owners of the food truck, you have a special wild card that you can take into your hand, allowing you to act in any capacity when the need arises.
At the start of the game, each food truck has a small fridge, a narrow plating area, and limited room for staff. Each completed order gives you a popularity token worth victory points and it allows you to expand one of the areas of your truck, or even expand the card limit in your hand.
At certain points in the game, judges will review the orders you've completed and allow you to move certain cards into your awards area, giving your bonus VP for each set of awards you complete.
When a certain number of popularity tokens have been claimed, the game ends and the food truck with the most victory points is declared the Food Truck Champion!
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