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:

Add-ons and replacements
about 1 month ago – Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 12:42:48 AM

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Rat Mini, Replacements, Mega XP
3 months ago – Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 07:32:22 PM


We just received the first batch of rat miniatures!

Eyepatch Joe!
Eyepatch Joe!

The first rat minis will be available for local delivery at this weekend's event (Mega XP, more about this below).

At this moment we have 90 of 120 miniatures already produced. 30 already painted and delivered, 30 almost finished on the painting stage, 30 pending to paint, and the last 30 yet to be produced are for backers who requested unpainted mini. 


Our fulfillment partner, VFI Asia, was unavailable this month due to Chinese New Year and now with a 2 week backlog of projects and requests. We are expecting to have them send the replacements on March. We will also attend to GAMA on March, and to save some costs (you already know this project is in red numbers due to higher shipping costs) we will send some directly when we are at Reno, Nevada in the USA.

This will also apply to the rat miniatures.

Cooks & Crooks at MEGA XP

This weekend, starting tomorrow, we will be present at Mexico Game Experience in Expo Reforma (Mexico City) Booth 204 Detestable Games with demos of the game, and extra copies available (tell your friends they can buy the game there!). Rat miniatures for backers who added it to their order in Backerkit can pick them up directly with us. 

We hope to see you there and would love to chat, play and geek out!

[ESPAÑOL]: Este fin de semana, a partir de mañana, estaremos presentes en Mexico Game Experience en Expo Reforma (Ciudad de México) en el stand 204 de Detestable Games, con demostraciones del juego y copias adicionales disponibles (¡dile a tus amigos que pueden comprar el juego allí!). Las miniaturas de ratas para los patrocinadores que las agregaron a su pedido en Backerkit pueden recogerlas directamente con nosotros.

Esperamos verte allí; nos encantaría charlar y jugar contigo.

First fulfillment update of 2019
4 months ago – Sun, Jan 06, 2019 at 11:13:43 PM

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Quetzaladder Award: Best game of 2018!
5 months ago – Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 11:17:04 PM

This past weekend, we were present at Roll A Game Expo and, from the 20+ games exhibiting, Cooks & Crooks obtained the 1st place for the Quetzaladder Award in the category Best Game of the Expo which is selected from the votes of the public attending. 

Andrés Novelo and Luis Muñoz with the Quetzaladder Award.
Andrés Novelo and Luis Muñoz with the Quetzaladder Award.

The game you received was voted by the public as the best game of 2018, followed closely by Seat Wars from Andrés Ayala. Another project incubated in Detestable Games.

8 finalists from the 20+ games presented at the expo.
8 finalists from the 20+ games presented at the expo.

The public also praised the quality of the components and illustrations. For more images about our experience at Roll a Game Expo, click here.

Fulfillment - Sorting issues

Now that the expo has passed we have a clearer agenda to keep compiling issues with fulfillment. As most campaigns, fulfillment usually doesn't go smooth for all backers. Be assured that we will try our best to compensate for your support, getting you your rewards or damaged components replaced.

Here's the status for each region...

Canada: We are very disappointed to find out about the strikes of the local post. Canada Post informed customers that holiday deliveries will be delayed this year due to its rotating strikes and Black Friday and Cyber Monday backlogs. We will have to wait to get some news on how to proceed.

UK and some other countries from the EU: Due to comments and queue on Gamesquest as well as recommendation from our fulfillment partner in Asia, we sent the games to your address directly from China. Most of you got it without issues, some of you got a tax bill. If you have and want a refund, please send it to Refunds will proceed on January. If you have no issues absorbing the tax bill, we greatly appreciate it since the currency exchange increase is making us put money from our pockets to cover fulfillment.

All countries except for Mexico: Our fulfillment partner in Asia send the tracking info after packages were sent. Many backers have received their games already without tracking. Keep an eye open and let us know when you receive your rewards.

Mexico (Guadalajara): La mayoría de nuestros patrocinadores tapatíos ya recibieron su copia de manera personal por Andrés Novelo o Luis Muñoz, en la feria o en La Caravana. Si no es así, te invitamos a asistir a La Caravana con una identificación y te haremos entrega de tus recompensas.

Mexico (CDMX): Los juegos base de Cooks & Crooks ya están en La Caravana. Sin embargo, aún estamos por recibir la mini expansión y la carta exclusiva de Kickstarter con la moneda. Puedes pasar a recoger tu copia a La Caravana CDMX y posteriormente el contenido extra o puedes esperar un par de días o para recoger todo. Favor de presentarse con una identificación oficial.

México (otros estados): Hoy se enviarán sus recompensas y guías con la información. Esperando que puedan recibirlo antes de Navidad o como regalo de Navidad.

Replacements and other issues

If your order got a damaged or missing component sent an email to Replacements will be sent on January.

"Missing card": Some backers noted that the box reads 56 cards while getting 55 inside of the box. This is a "typo" since we included 56 to include the Kickstarter exclusive card because we thought we would place it inside the box.

Rat base: Some backers reported to have missed the rat standee base and then found it underneath the silver cardboard insert. Please try this.

Rat miniature: We expect to have some pictures of the painted rats by the next update. They will be shipped on February 2019.

Rate on BGG 

If you have played the game already 2 or more times, you would greatly help us by rating with the stars the game on BGG. This is crucial in the board game industry. Click here to rate.

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and thanks for your patience, we are still working to get you your rewards!

We are at Roll A Game Expo 2018
5 months ago – Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 12:07:34 PM

Hello everyone!

Just a quick update to let you know we are at Roll-A-Game Expo 2018 and will be live in a livestream at 14:30 CST which is the most important event on game design from Mexico.

Regarding issues with tracking numbers and shipping, after the event is over we will continue sorting out every order, we will not rest until every backer is satisfied with their rewards. 

We are always glad to read comments of backers who received their game and are enjoying it.