Lord of the Fries Review
HEY YOU GUYS!!! It’s time for your weekly board game blog. Today we are gonna take a look at “Lord of the Fries” by James Ernest and Cheapass Games.
Lord of the Fries is a card game that mixes the awesomeness of zombies with the mediocrity of the fast food industry. It plays 2 to 8 players and comes with 108 cards.
Every player starts with a number of cards (depending on the number of players) and plays over the course of four “days” (rounds). The first order of each day is determined by the roll of a six sided die. Each order afterwards can be rolled or called.
Starting to the left and moving clockwise, each player will have a chance to fill the order using ingredient cards from their hand. If you can’t, you have to pass a card and the next player gets a chance. If the order makes a full rotation around the table you may try to make a “short order” by excluding one ingredient and proceeding around the table again.
This continues until either the order is filled or no one can complete it. The player who fills the order becomes the leader and play continues as before.
As soon as any player is out of cards the day ends. You total the points on all ingredient cards on the table in front of you and subtract points from ingredient cards in your hand. That’s it! Highest total points after four days wins.
What sets this game apart is the comedic vibe. From Brian Snoddy’s card artwork, to the funny (and sometimes punny) menu items. The base game comes with two decks: the standard deck and menu, and the McFrye’s coffee and dessert shop deck and menu, and the ren-fare menu.
There are also four 54 card standalone expansions. A Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and Irish deck each with their respective menus. Four more expansions are coming in 2016 (Breakfast, French, Japanese, and Brazilian).
Cheapass games has free downloadable menus available on their website (like the Holiday menu) with more menus coming soon.
|Italian Deck||Mexican Deck||Irish Deck||Chinese Deck|
The base game retails at $25 and each expansion is $10. I give it 8 French fried zombie fingers out of 10! Until next time, keep playing games my legion of undead cooks!
-Trevor L. Cooper is an avid board gamer. When he is not gaming he can be found at Zia Comics, home of all things awesome.
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