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Publisher
Year Published
1989
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6+
(21 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Family
Primary Name
A la carte
Alternate Names
À la carte
à la carte
Lo Chef Pasticcione
妙廚上菜
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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.

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Awards

  • 2012 Guldbrikken, Årets Familie Spil (Family Game Of The Year) Denmark, Winner

Microbadges
mbA La Carte Fan
mbA La Carte - Top Chef

Components:

  • 4 Stoves
    • 1 Plate
    • 4 Pedestals
    • 1 Adjusting Knob
    • 2 Plastic Rivits
  • 4 Pans
  • 4 Condiment Dispensers with Colored Lids
  • 80 Condiments in 4 colors
    • 20 Lemon
    • 20 Pepper
    • 20 Paprika
    • 20 Herbs
  • 25 Salt Crystals
  • 20 Artfully Weird Dishes
  • 4 Delicious Crepes
  • 13 Coffee Cups
  • 3 Cooking Spoons
  • 1 Coffee Tray
  • 4 Trays for Finished Dishes
  • 1 Trash Can
  • 2 Sinks
  • 9 Star Tokens
  • 1 Heating Die
  • 1 Rule Book

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À la carte
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French second edition
Publisher: IELLO
Artist: Jochen Eeuwyk, Christof Tisch
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.40 pounds
French
Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
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Finnish edition
Publisher: Competo / Marektoy
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Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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French edition
Publisher: IELLO
Artist: Jochen Eeuwyk, Christof Tisch
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.40 pounds
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Italian Edition
Publisher: Giochi Uniti
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Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Italian
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German third edition 2010
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag, Moskito Spiele
Artist: Jochen Eeuwyk, Christof Tisch
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.40 pounds
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2 A la carte holistic summary
When I'm trying to use the rulebook as a reference, the organization of this classic game's rules makes me want to stab someone. Add the Side Dish (Die Beilage) and Dessert to the mix, and it's just way too much rules-mining for such a light, party-esque game. This holistic summary integrates all the rules, putting steps where they should be (for example, the only thing that can empty a jar is seasoning, yet the rules have jar refill two pages after seasoning; in this summary, refilling as necessary is a step in seasoning). As usual, here's the [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pgPqQB6wit4f8L1xL_Guo-OVAiYHLKcw97fiiiIRS7c/edit#]Google Doc[/url], so you can suggest corrections, make comments, or make your own copy to do with as you please.
English
2015-11-21
1 Référence pour les tasses à café
Résumés des effets des tasses à café.
French
2015-07-24
3 A la carte Reference by Yoki
This is a complete 1-page reference sheet for A la carte the base game and its two expansions, A la carte: Die Beilage, and A la carte: Dessert.
English
2013-05-06
3 A la Carte - regulament
Romanian rules
English
2012-04-13
3 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. See the Ikusa / Samurai Swords / Shogun game entry if you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made.
English
2011-07-07
19 Reglas en Español
Reglas en Español con la maquetación original
Spanish
2011-02-09
0 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van A La Carte. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
Dutch
2011-01-31
18 Reglamento - A LA CARTE - Español
Spanish translation of the Rules of "A la Carte"
Spanish
2010-09-29
100 A la Carte Rules Korean
Korean translation
Korean
2010-03-22
30 A la carte Quick Reference
1-page, 2-sided quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Added 2-player variant, mentioned by pdclose.
English
2010-03-13
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