Coffee Roaster is a 1-player board game with a coffee roasting theme. The player works a coffee roaster to make flavorful coffee. Tokens are placed in a cloth bag and each turn tokens are pulled out to represent continued roasting. As a coffee roaster you must determine the best time to stop the roast to hit the target roast level and produce the most flavorful coffee. 

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    Clear your mind. Listen to the sound of the bean.

    The 22 varieties of coffee beans appearing in Coffee Roaster are hand picked from the most well-known beans from all over the world. Each individual variety has special flavor characteristics represented by Body, Acidity, and Aroma flavor tokens, each one possessing unique flavor effects. Using these flavor effects skillfully can help you manipulate how the roast progresses. Each bean brings its own unique characteristics and flavor which influence how it can be played and effects scoring.

    Earn a Rank at Game End

    When you finish roasting a bean then you can write down your score on the Roasting Score Sheet. How well you roast one bean influences the next bean you will roast. In one game you will roast 3 beans. The total of those 3 challenges will determine your skill as a coffee roaster. You will receive one of 8 ranks between ‘Apprentice Roaster’ and ‘Meister’.

    Can you become a first-class coffee roaster, who can coax out the most flavor from any bean? In the short version players practice with just one bean type and it takes about 10 minutes.

    A Blend of Luck and Tactics

    Coffee Roaster is a game more about planning how to strategically control the roast than about dealing with the luck that comes with the tokens pulled from the bag. Knowing what’s in the bag and making good use of all the different effects, and finally taking on the Cup Test is the point of the game.

    In the Cup Test you take 10 tokens from the bag and measure their total roast level, but during roasting you influenced the types and number of flavor and bean tokens, as well as during the Cup Test determining which tokens to include in the cup and how many tokens you can remove all play a role in the final Cup Test. How you manage the contents of the bag is what is called the “Bag-Building” element of the game.

    Savor the delicious flavors of coffee as you enjoy the rich blend of luck and strategic elements in this tactical game.

    Release 2015/11/22 // Saashi & Saashi // SAS-002


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