Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

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DrClick
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Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by DrClick » 27 January 2021, 12:47

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Sweet, sweet is the game designed by Andrew Looney that won a Mensa award recommendation.
Tired of sushis?
Let's get some Desserts. Just Desserts.

The guests are here, and they're hungry, so you'll have to be the best waiter in town, bringing them Just Desserts.

In this card game, each player starts with a hand of three dessert cards while three guest cards are placed in the center of the table; each dessert card shows 1-3 tastes that it satisfies, such as chocolate, fruit, or pastry, while the guest cards show what they crave as well as what they refuse to eat. On a turn, you draw a dessert card, add a guest card to the table from the deck, then take one of three actions:

- Serve (and claim) one or two guests by discarding one or more dessert cards to give them what they want (while avoiding what they don't want); if you give a guest their favorite item, you get tipped with an extra dessert card.
- Draw one more dessert card.
- Dump as many dessert cards as you want, then drawing that many cards from the deck.

At the end of your turn, discard guests from the table so that only one guest of each "suit" is still waiting to be served — but the guest heading out the door (on top of the discard pile) can still be claimed by any waiter. If at any time you've served three guests of the same suit or five guests of different suits, then you win!


You can test your skills right here:
https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel?game=justdesserts

Still hungry?
Want to open a buffet? Is it Better with bacon? Or Just Coffee?
Just Desserts includes a lot of game variants that allow you to steal guests from another waiter by sending more sweets their way, to force other waiters to each give up one guest, and to hold a surprise party to claim a guest out of turn.

That's definitely a game you have to try: it's pleasant, easy, fun. What else?
Thanks to our magnificent developer Mizutismask, the game is playing perfectly and beautifully, glazed with sugar and syrup.
Yes, I'm THAT hungry.
Also we would like to thank Looney Labs for their kind authorization to bring this game online on BGA.

The game was already a success in Alpha, more in Beta: we bet it can be a hit starting from today.

Get your hands on it now.

“Sugar solves lots of problems, that’s what I think.”
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep.

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by CraftyBastrd » 27 January 2021, 16:05

Fun, whimsical game! But....there's another Simpson's character in the announcement....

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by Sheffield_refugee » 27 January 2021, 16:22

Plus 10 points for including "Flan"ders... :D

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by Intrigue21 » 27 January 2021, 16:31

Looks good! I was excited about Sushi Go and now I'm excited about Just Desserts! :D

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by painter3331 » 27 January 2021, 23:31

Am I misunderstanding the rules. I take the rules to be, 1. draw a card, 2. reveal a new guest, 3. try to satisfy a guest. This does not appear to be how the game is playing online. I read the rules and watched a tutorial, and got the same information from both sources. Perhaps, I did not understand my very fist turn?

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by Laurie_Menke » 28 January 2021, 02:59

painter3331 wrote:
27 January 2021, 23:31
Am I misunderstanding the rules. I take the rules to be, 1. draw a card, 2. reveal a new guest, 3. try to satisfy a guest. This does not appear to be how the game is playing online. I read the rules and watched a tutorial, and got the same information from both sources. Perhaps, I did not understand my very first turn?
Yes, you've got the rules right. What is the online game doing differently?

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by Alexander_Kuzmin » 28 January 2021, 11:28

Yey! More games about sweets! Thanks a lot!

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by Rizos26 » 28 January 2021, 18:44

Very entertaining new game! However the points at the end of the game could be somehow similar to Can't Stop where it also counts if you had completed any column when you lost. In this case if you lose being only one card away from winning, this should somehow count. Otherwise, when losing, there's no difference between those who have hardly served any clients and those who have served quite some.

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by FranzXaver » 28 January 2021, 22:40

The Emperor! (is the guy who designed the game ;) )

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Re: Just Desserts : No soup, no salad, no entree but SUGAR!

Post by kayak4ever » 29 January 2021, 05:26

Laurie_Menke wrote:
28 January 2021, 02:59
painter3331 wrote:
27 January 2021, 23:31
Am I misunderstanding the rules. I take the rules to be, 1. draw a card, 2. reveal a new guest, 3. try to satisfy a guest. This does not appear to be how the game is playing online. I read the rules and watched a tutorial, and got the same information from both sources. Perhaps, I did not understand my very first turn?
Yes, you've got the rules right. What is the online game doing differently?
When I played my first game, I was unable to satisfy a guest because it was not clear to me that I needed to first click on the dessert cards necessary, then the guest, then the "serve guest" button. Fortunately, I had a very helpful co-player. Intuitively, I would have thought I clicked on serve guest button first. That could be the cause of the confusion.

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