GAMEDAY: LORD OF THE FRIES


Hey, that’s my Brain!

C’mon kids, let’s play a game!!!

Aw daaaaaaaaad….. I want to hang with my pool homies!

Gar at the pool

Annnnnne! Come on over, we’re playing a game!

(glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub glub)

legs

C’mon it will be fun….

(Sigh) Okay dad, what’s the game???

It’s called LORD OF THE FRIES: DELUXE COLOR EDITION, by Cheapass Games….

Snicker. Dad said “Ass”, Dad said “Ass”, “Daaaaad saaaaid Aaaaaasss”, “Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass Ass”.. “GARRETT!!! Put a cork in it!”

Anyway, the rules are here. The game is a pretty simple “tile matching game”, sometimes called a “trick-taking game” by the grownups, similar to games we like, like Vampire and Zirkus Flocati. The trick here is to “Fill Orders” from the “Menu Cards”. In this game, we’re selecting the “Friedays Regular Menu” from the rule book, which allows for special orders. There are many other menus available, but we’ll use this one. Okay?

Lord of the Fries Components

Cool! We like Vampire. How do we play???

First, we shuffle, and divide the deck up among the three of us.

We’re using the “Friedays” menu with the special order options, remember?

THEN: we check the SECTOR on our menu, using a 1D6 borrowed from Annie’s extensive dice collection:

THEN: we figure out the menu item by a second die roll:

In THIS CASE, it was fairly simple.. the Zone 1, Number 3 item: Cod Piece. Since Annie got all the Fish cards, she wins this handily…

Note: In our game, we streamlined gameplay somewhat for the kids’ sake. In the published rules, you can ROLL FOR A MENU (you have to at start of the game, but it’s optional thereafter), or you can CALL A MENU ITEM from the same menu for the person to your left (see, if you know they are low on Squids or Berry pie or something, you can get them to give away their cards by giving them something very hard to fill that’s really the essence of the game… In OUR kid-friendly version, we just had the current player ROLL FOR A MENU ITEM for the person immediately to their left. Not remotely as cut-throat, but it was a teaching game, so we took it easy.

Dad gloats over a simple point combo.. a COWABUNGA, I believe…

Annie justifiably gloats over HER combination, which was a real point-getter, using every kind of card in the deck in multiples. Since she had THE ONLY BERRY PIE CARD in the entire deck, this order could only be filled once…

By the time the easy combos had all been used up, the game was getting repetitive… none of us could fill an order, and the same extra cheese card got passed around continuously..

So we made a new rule up. If we went around the table TWO TIMES IN A ROW without anyone scoring, the game was called. This happened… the score was tallied and…

DAD

became Lord of the Fries (whatever that means…)

Final scoring:

Dad: 57
Anne: 48
Garrett: 26

the kids actually like this game quite a bit and have declared it an official keeper.


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