Bake the Cake!

A game of (too) many bakers baking cakes



What is the game about?

The game is its name: bake the cake! You are a baker using ingredients to create parts and the parts to bake a cake. However, you are not alone - others may take your ingredients and parts.

How do you win?

For the children's game, the winner is simply the one who bakes the cake first. For the advanced game, baking a cake is not enough. When two cakes have been baked, each player scores for the ingredients and parts on the cakes. Only the cake where most player have scored will be counted in the final score.

How do you play?

A cake is made of 3 parts (a layer, a filling and a topping). A part is made of 3 ingredients (9 different to choose from). The players take turns to do one of the following:

1. Buy an ingredient
2. Use an ingredient and a tool for a part
3. Use a part for a cake

Players may freely use ingredients, tools and parts (if available) to build their cakes but by doing so, they also give the other players points as all players contributing to a cake may score. Players may also block each other by using the ingredients or tools that other players need or even by eating each others' ingredients or parts.
 
The challenge of Bake the Cake! is to bake a balanced cake which includes ingredients and parts from all players, while still having most points on the cake.

What makes the game special?

The unique mechanism of Bake the Cake! is the fact that all resources are accessible and scorable to all players. Rather than collecting an own pool of resources and build something of your own, you must find a balance between your game and the other players' game.

Components

NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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Requirements

time30-60
players3-6
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Balance between cooperation and competition
  • Quick and intensive play as scarce resources are fought over
  • Multiple ways of scoring - all players may score for a cake


Vitals

DesignerNova Suecia Games
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateAugust 11, 2014
EditionFirst
DepartmentBoard Games
GenreHumor
ThemeFood
SettingModern / Present
AudienceFamily
Primary MechanicResource Control
If You LikeAgricola
More InfoBake the Cake! web site



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