Recommend
4 
 Thumb up
 Hide
10 Posts

A la carte» Forums » General

Subject: Why not with 2? rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Travis Bridges
United States
Nazareth
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
badge
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Eh? Why not with 2 players?
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Gary Pressler
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
OMG! Overtext! How long have I been sleeping?! OVERTEXT! Also, I'm a DESIGNER now?! Sweet! OVERTEXXXXXXT!
badge
HO HO HO! Give me some money!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
No reason, really. My wife and I tried our first game with 2 and enjoyed it. There is a bit less tension with less cooks, due to less "everyone up 1" die rolls and less coffee cups. Still, the game is silly enough that it is going to be fun regardless.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mike S.
Netherlands
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
The 'Everyone up 1' issue is easy to solve.
Just make a custom die with sides blank,blank,1,1,1,2
blank = nothing happens
1 = heat up 1
2 = heat up 2

After each turn, the player throws that custom die once. Both players do whatever the die says. Then it's the other players turn.
So basically this is the order.

Human player 1 turn
Pseudo player 1 die roll
Human player 2 turn
Pseudo player 2 die roll


caution : this is untested.

I havent played A la carte as 2-player yet, nor do I know if the custom die sides are well balanced.


Another option is using the regular die that comes with the game and roll it twice, only the 'heat up 1' being meaningfull.

edit: now that I think of it ..... when the cup is rolled, you could take a cup out of the game up to a maximum of a certain number. Maybe 4 or 5 at max.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Ryan Johnson
United States
Independence
Missouri
flag msg tools
admin
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I've had a lot of fun just letting both players use two burners.
Works really well... still just one coffee break per player.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Russell Howell                (What's Right?) (What's Wrong?)        
United States
Canoga Park
California
flag msg tools
Brought to you by Zik Zak
badge
Brought to you by Zik Zak
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The new German rules (posted on Heidelberger Spieleverlag: http://hds-fantasy.de/einzelansicht-spiel/spiel/a_la_carte/) have the new 2 player rules included, yet the English version of the rules (on the same page) still do not. I don't speak German, so I do not know how the official rules differ.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kevin Taylor
United Kingdom
Cambridge
CAMBS
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
badgeguy wrote:
The new German rules (posted on Heidelberger Spieleverlag: http://hds-fantasy.de/einzelansicht-spiel/spiel/a_la_carte/) have the new 2 player rules included, yet the English version of the rules (on the same page) still do not. I don't speak German, so I do not know how the official rules differ.


Ooooh can any of our German friends translate it for us?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mike S.
Netherlands
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
The game ends at 7 completed dishes ( instead of 5 dishes during a 3-4 player game).
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kevin Taylor
United Kingdom
Cambridge
CAMBS
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

Oh. :surprise:

Is that it? I was expecting a whole new way to play or something?

Oh well, thanks for the translation. :thumbsup:
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mike S.
Netherlands
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
That is indeed all there is
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Diane Close
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Vistathon wrote:

Oh. surprise

Is that it? I was expecting a whole new way to play or something?


It's just excessive verbage, that's all. The German more literally translated says:

A table for two

Although "A la Carte" is best with interaction between 3-4 players, it's entirely possible to play the game with two.

In principle, such a game runs smoothly with two chefs following the same rules as the normal "A la Carte", however, we propose one change:

In order that the game is not over too quickly, you can specify that the game ends at 7 finished dishes and not just 5.
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
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.