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Truck Off: The Food Truck Frenzy

Adam's Apple Games, LLC

Age: 13 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $37

MSRP (USD): $25

Production Status: In Stores

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EDITOR'S REVIEW

Product Reviews

A great game with interesting mechanics, enhanced by the fact that game play works well to reflect the food truck theme. For example, we love how the different venues are made to vary in their attractiveness by each having a die with a different number of sides than the other venues. Revenue is determined by the throw of a die, so it's never certain until after the event, but for example, the venue with a 4 sided die has less potential revenue (maximum $4) than the venue with the 20 sided die, which can generate anywhere from $1 to $20. But don't forget that you're competing with other food trucks, and will need to split the revues with any others who show up. So do you park your truck at the most attractive venue, or hope to be the only one showing up at a more modest venue? Players decide blind, each committing to their destination before simulaneously revealing their chosen locations. Nor does the round stop there. Each player has a deck of action cards that range from shutting down a truck, or a location, to moving a truck (yours or another players) and perhaps even doubling your trucks revenue. There is no limit to the number of actions you can play in a given round, though actions are played one at a time while you wait for your next turn. The only constraint is that you'll be using the same deck for all five rounds of the game, and an action card may only be used once so you'll want to save some cards to use at the other venues later in the game. A very enjoyable game, and a worthy addition to any game shelf.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

Become the “American Dream on Wheels” as a Food Truck Titan in this zesty 2-6 player Food Truck card game with plenty of bite. AS FOOD TRUCK TITANS… you send your food truck team hoping to score a sweet parking spot at a lucrative venue. Your timing and game plan will be critical to your success while your opponents will look for the perfect opportunity to get you to Truck Off! Truck Off is played over 5 rounds where the winner is the player with the most money earned. Each round, players simultaneously select and then reveal which venue they will park at placing their food trucks next to that venue. Each player then simultaneously selects which special action(s) they choose to execute this round. Starting with the first player token, players play and execute one action in a clockwise manor until all actions have been played and executed. A die is then rolled at each venue to determine how many people actually showed up, and profits are split between each truck at the venue. Truck Off game-play mechanically captures the ups and downs of food truck owner by rewarding both long-term planning and short-term tactics as well as throwing many curve-balls such as low venue attendance, competition, and crazy weather. We know you’ll enjoy this Food Truck board game experience. Game Design – Ryan Lambert. Artwork – John Ed De Vera. Graphic Design – Adam Rehberg

Contents

  • 99 cards

  • 6 Dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D36 Food Tiles

  • 12, D20)

  • 36 Food tiles

  • 6 Venue cards

  • 72 Money tokens

  • 1 First player token