Blend Coffee Lab.
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. When you do this, you score points equal to the sum of the card values that compose that cup. If you match the round's roast, you score 10 bonus points.
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.
How to play:
4. Determine the Next Trend.
After Receive Bean Cards (#3), the remaining Bean Card’s color is the next trend.
Create cups of coffee. A cup is made by collecting 4 Bean Cards, 1 in each of the 4 colors, from the same Roast Group. Each cup can only contain Bean Cards with the same Roast Level.
Earn Skill Points by matching Roast Levels, and try to make the highest quality coffee blends you can. At the end of 3 rounds, only the best score from each Roast Level is converted into score. The player with the most points wins.
Each round a Roast Bonus group is determined. Completing a cup of that group earns bonus points.
Control the Trends
“BLEND COFFEE Lab.” is a game about balancing the 4 components of flavor, to complete superb coffee blends in each of the Roast Groups.
The ever-changing, current trend controls the strength of the cards in your hand. The key to victory is predicting and manipulating the coming trends.
What's in the Box:
- 49 Cards in total
- 40 Bean Cards (10 each in 4 colors: green, blue, red & yellow)
- 5 Priority Cards (3 for 2/4 player games, 2 for 3 player games)
- 1 Summary Card
- 3 Roast Bonus Cards
- 1 Score Pad
- English Rules, Japanese Rules
No. Players 2 - 4
Time 30 mins