$10.00
Information
Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2002
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(13 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(3 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(3 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(10 voters) [vote]
Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Too Many Cooks
Alternate Names
Chaud Devant!
Veel Soeps!
Zu viele Köche
Website
wrong website?
Website
 
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 3632
Description Edit | History

This Reiner Knizia concoction is a sort of a trick-taking game, but instead of everybody playing one card and seeing which one wins the trick, everybody takes turns adding cards until the total adds up to 10 or more and the player who added that card takes the whole pile.

This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the player's goal for that particular round! There are five rounds in the game and exactly five different goals to be fulfilled: to take as many mushroom cards as you can, or as many pea soup cards, or as many onion cards, or as many chili pepper cards, or to take no cards at all. (The pepper cards, incidentally, count minus 1 unless your goal for the round is to collect them.) Goals are revealed simultaneously, so you may or may not be in competition with another player for the same cards during the round. And you can't choose a goal you've already chosen, so things can get pretty tough especially on the last hand, where no matter what cards you're dealt, you *have* to go for whichever of the five goals you haven't done already.

Since the game is always exactly five rounds, it lasts a good dependable half an hour every time.

Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
More Information Edit | History
Versions
Sort: Nickname | Year Published
[Browse] [Add Version]
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Too Many Cooks
Nick: 
English/Chinese edition 2014
Publisher: Kanga Games
Artist: Rob McClurkan
Year: 2014
Product Code: KG-2040
Size: 5.43 x 3.86 x 1.18 inches
Chinese, English
Release Date:  
View
Corrections
Link Image
Too Many Cooks
Nick: 
English/Chinese edition 2011
Publisher: Kanga Games
Artist: Rob McClurkan
Year: 2011
Size: 7.48 x 6.30 x 1.77 inches
Chinese, English
Release Date:  
View
Corrections
Link Image
Zu viele Köche
Nick: 
German edition 2009 in tin box
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Alexandre Roche
Year: 2009
Size: 5.91 x 4.41 x 0.87 inches
German
Release Date:  
View
Corrections
Link Image
Too Many Cooks
Nick: 
English edition 2009
Publisher: R&R Games
Artist: 
Year: 2009
Product Code: 995
Size: 5.91 x 3.74 x 1.18 inches
English
Release Date:  
View
Corrections
Link Image
Veel Soeps!
Nick: 
Dutch edition 2005
Publisher: University Games
Artist: 
Year: 2005
Product Code: 08861
Size: 7.05 x 4.45 x 2.48 inches
Dutch
Release Date:  
View
Corrections
Link Image
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
8 Too Many Cooks - Quick Reference.doc
Too Many Cooks - Quick Reference
2003-07-07
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1795
Family Game Rank: 508
Num Ratings: 906
Average Rating: 6.36
Standard Deviation: 1.25
Num Views: 46720
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 1.4
Fans: 8
Personal Comments: 337
Users Owning: 1189
Users Wanting: 22
Users Trading: 61 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 2
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2086
Plays This Month: 1
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Linked Podcasts/Periodicals
Relationship:
Pg. 1
No Episodes Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.