Game

Blend Coffee Lab.

Published
2017
Number of players
2 - 4 players
Average duration
30 mins.
Complexity
Low
Location
Shelf #299

Description

Blend Coffee Lab is a trick-taking card game about pairing roasted coffee beans to make delicious coffee blends. Each player is a worker in the coffee lab, tirelessly working day and night to research coffee blending; pursue a unique, harmonious flavor, while keeping current trends in mind; and create a new, harmonious flavor that could never be made from a single origin source.

In game terms, players each have a hand of cards. The leader of the trick plays a card, and each other player in turn must lay down a card of a color not yet played, if possible. Players are trying to collect cards in order to complete cups of coffee. Cards come in three roasts — light, medium, and dark — and four colors. To create a cup, you need cards in all four colors in a single roast. At the end of each round, you score points depending on how many cards you have in each cup, plus bonus points for completing the cup corresponding to the round’s Roast Bonus target as well as having cards of matching numbers on your cups.

You track your scores over three rounds, and at the end of three rounds, you keep only your highest score in each roast across the three rounds, then sum those values to determine the final winner.

Publisher’s summary
ブレンドコーヒーラボ (BLEND COFFEE Lab.) is a trick-taking card game about pairing roasted coffee beans to make delicious coffee blends. Players are workers in a coffee lab researching blending.
Making a great blend requires carefully balancing the 4 aspects of a bean’s flavor: “Acidity”, “Aroma”, “Body”, and “Sweetness”. Pursue a unique, harmonious flavor, keeping current trends in mind.

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