Thursday, May 12, 2022

MIA from the Top 100 2022: Fast Food Franchise

I'm not sure what happened... but five games that SHOULD have been in my top 100 somehow got missed. So, I'm blogging about them now. Sheesh.
Fast Food Franchise
  • rank: 6,094
  • rating: 6.3
  • published: 1992
Print Status
  • really out of print
Why It's On The List
  • Imagine if the designer of Race for the Galaxy decided to take making a roll'n'move that both gamers & non-gamers could love... that combined some very Monopoly-ish elements with tactical board play. And then you can wake up & play it, because this is actually Tom Lehmann's first game design!
Tips & Tricks:
  • Despite initial appearances, all of the companies are viable options for strategies to win Fast Food Franchise. (Some require you to open a second company - particularly those that grow quickly but don't generate cash from other players.)
  • That said, you must watch your cash flow - relative both to your own building needs and the increasing costs of paying your competitors.
  • Rookie mistake? Not advertising.
  • There are two expansions that exist (note: I don't use the word "available"): 2 more companies (Tacos Today & Noodles to Go)... and a set of old skool fast food worker hats for each of the companies.
  • Fast Food Franchise was one of the 138 Games to Play Before You Die over on the Opinionated Gamers website.
  • Here's what I wrote about the game for The One Hundred.
  • I talked with Tom a few years back about the chances of this getting reprinted... he is continuing to try to make that happen, which will make a number of my friends very happy. (But don't hold your breath.)

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