Cooks & Crooks - Experience the satisfaction of ruining food

Created by Aether Tower

A family game where the most crooked chef wins! Place trash in your opponents' ovens, steal their ingredients or swap what's on their pantries. After 6 rounds the players who cooked the best dishes (or the least worse ones) wins!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mass production copy arrived!
21 days ago – Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 01:15:18 AM

Hello!

Today was a very good day because we received the final copy of the game and we are ready to ship them to our fulfillment partner! Take a look at our unboxing video:

Please fill your survey if you hadn't, otherwise, we won't be able to send you your rewards.

Stay tuned for fulfillment news. Thanks for your support and your patience! The game turned out very well and we are sure you will like it!

Mass Production almost finished
about 1 month ago – Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 02:26:56 PM

Hello!

We just received some more pictures from our manufacturer and we want to share them with you.

 What's next?

So as you can see here and in our previous update, with these components, the printing process of all the components has officially finished. The mats are still being glued and cut. After that, the games will be assembled and placed into their cartons for fulfillment. Our manufacturer said this shall be ready in 2 weeks but we are prepared for any other delay and we think this can extend to 3 weeks.

The French rulebook will be ready next week.

We will receive the rat miniatures in 2 weeks for painting and will share pictures once we have them.

Backers who selected Seat Wars as an add-on in Backerkit can read about its progress here.

Finally, we kindly ask to our 41 backers who have not completed their surveys yet to complete your surveys soon.CLICK HERE if you can't find your survey. It is very important since we don't know where to send your rewards if you don't complete your survey.

Addresses can still be changed but we will Lock-in addresses soon. If you need to change yours, click here.

Thanks again for your support, your patience and for sharing your passion with us. We are very close to fulfill your rewards.

Mass Production in progress
2 months ago – Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 10:43:16 PM

Hello, first of all sorry for the delayed update; between GenCon, the end of the Eldritch Century campaign, manufacture of StoryWorld and the usual work with the day to day projects, we wanted this update to come three weeks ago but here it is :)

What Happened in the past month

  • We received the rest of the components white samples (Turn marker, Sleeve).
  • Mass production approved to start.
  • We reviewed the first resin casts of the rat miniatures; returned some of them for corrections.
  • Print and Play files sent via Backerkit to backers who selected them as add-ons
  • German and Italian digital translated rules sent via Backerkit to backers who selected them as add-ons

For backers who selected Print and Play or digital translated rules, please check your e-mail and Spam folder too. You will be able to download them through your account on Backerkit.

Instructives mass production finished
Instructives mass production finished
Score pads mass production finished
Score pads mass production finished

 What will happen during the next month

  • French translation of the rules will be finished and sent to backers.
  • Mass production of the rest of the components will be finished.
  • Games assembly will start and they will be freight forwarded to VFI Asia.
  • New rat miniatures cast will be reviewed.

So, Cooks & Crooks delivery is delayed a little bit. We expect the first backers in Asia to begin to receive their games in early September while the rest of the world will get them in late September or October. 

Next update will come once games have been shipped to our fulfillment partners. 

In other news, we want to share with you that the games from Generation 2 of Detestable Games were present at GenCon - First Exposure Hall. (Thanks to What's on the Shelf?! for helping us during the Con, video updates will be released on her channel soon).

Marabunta: Abstract game filled with ants, freenflies, spiders and scarabs
Marabunta: Abstract game filled with ants, freenflies, spiders and scarabs
Geisha: Worker-placemente eurogame with Japanese theme and minigames
Geisha: Worker-placemente eurogame with Japanese theme and minigames
Meeplepalooza: Musical card drafting game with slight take-that mechanic
Meeplepalooza: Musical card drafting game with slight take-that mechanic
Neverland: Worker placement euro game with modular&  rotary board
Neverland: Worker placement euro game with modular& rotary board
Lords of Xibalba: Worker placement game set in the myths of the Popol Vuh
Lords of Xibalba: Worker placement game set in the myths of the Popol Vuh
Eurofiller: very quick game with hidden information, deduction and a lot of scoring.
Eurofiller: very quick game with hidden information, deduction and a lot of scoring.

 Some of the previous games still need slight fixes, others are almost ready to hit Kickstarter. The experience at First Exposure Playtest Hall was amazing and the feedback truly valuable. You can find some of this games on BoardGameGeek.

Thanks again for your support, we will let you know when Mass Manufacture has ended. ;) 

White Sample is here!
3 months ago – Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:11:42 PM

Hello!

Time for an update, you can either watch the livestream or read the following paragraphs :)

What happened in June?

  • We received the White Sample and corrected some issues with components:
    - Cards bleed was too small; fixed.
    - Box cut didn't match; fixed.
  • We reviewed the resin miniature of Eyepatch Joe Rat and approved for cast and reproduction.
  • We worked with translators and have German and Italian rules ready.

What will happen in July?

  • We will receive the punchboard (turn marker) and box sleeve for review and after that, massive manufacture will begin.
  • The first batch of Rat miniatures will be sent to paint.
  • As soon as we receive the French translation we will send the digital rewards via Backerkit which include:
    - Translated rules (German, Italian, French)
    - Digital recipe book for Cooking Rumble
    - Cooks & Crooks Print and Play files
    - Seat Wars Print and Play files

Now some pictures:

 You can still pre-order the 5th player expansion or extra copies of Cooks & Crooks / Seat Wars if you wish. Click here to do so.

We estimate massive manufacture will end on mid August, we will keep you updated about it. Thanks for your support!

Stay tuned for news on Gen Con...

Production update
5 months ago – Sun, Jun 03, 2018 at 02:13:24 PM

Hello!

Time for an update!

What's been happening in May

  • Print files were finished, proofread and sent to manufacturer
  • Rat miniature Master and molds were produced
  • BackerKit surveys were locked (you may still modify your mailing address if needed)

What will happen in June

  • Manufacturer will work on White Sample before massive production (We will share pictures)
  • Print and Play files will be finished and sent
  • Rules translations in German, French and Italian
  • Reproduction on 150 Rat Miniatures along with painting
  • Credit Cards will be charged for BackerKit add-ons (June 15th)

Pictures!

And now the most exciting part. The following pictures are from our own prototype, used as reference to ensure our manufacturer gets everything right. 

The oven box with a transparent window
The oven box with a transparent window
The magnetic lid
The magnetic lid
Interior. (Sleeved cards fit in the box)
Interior. (Sleeved cards fit in the box)
The first Rat Miniature (Master model)
The first Rat Miniature (Master model)

 That's it for now. Next time we will show you a video with the White sample of our manufacturer.

Thanks again for your support!