The Grand Opening (Print & Play)


Age 8+  | 20-30 minutes  |  1* to 50 players

You’ve worked towards this moment for so long. You’ve spent countless hours on the menu, perfected the decor and spread the word far and wide… now it’s time to fling the doors open and welcome the first customers to your new cafe. But can you get the right food to the right customers at the right time? Or will unserved dishes pile up while fussy customers get increasingly hangry?

This is a digital download of the game The Grand Opening.

*As a solo player, see how many points you can get and try to beat your previous scores. 

Play is simultaneous. On each round, one player rolls both dice. All players choose how to use the dice rolls on their own scoresheet. Each round represents a different time slot in the restaurant. There are three actions you may take on any turn:
1) Seat Customers, 2) Make Food, 3) Serve Food.

If you seat a '6' customer, you need to try to serve them a '6' meal, but you'll need a '6' waiter to serve the dish. Lower numbered customers give you fewer points but are easier to keep happy.

Serve breakfast food to breakfast customers before the brunch sitting starts. Score negative points for unfed customers and wasted food. Score double points for feeding special guests.

The player who has the highest score at the end of the game wins.

To play, you’ll need to print a sheet for each player. We suggest you print the game out in colour - as it's easier to keep track of the breakfast, brunch and lunch sittings with the help of the colours. You may like to laminate your scoresheets and use dry erase pens to play. This will reduce your need to print new sheets out. NB: Please print the two pages of each scoresheet on two separate pages, not front and back of the same page.

All the instructions for The Grand Opening are displayed on the scoresheets.  You just need 2 dice and a pen. To play, you write directly onto the placemat.

Any number of players can play the game. The Grand Opening is also ideal for playing online via videoconferencing.

To play, you need two regular six-sided dice. If you don’t have any to hand you can just ask Google to roll some for you. Click on blue square with the ‘6’ on to add more dice to the roll.


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