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Food Chain Magnate


“Lemonade? They want lemonade? What is the world coming to? I want commercials for burgers on all channels, every 15 minutes. We are the Home of the Original Burger, not a hippie health haven. And place a billboard next to that new house on the corner. I want them craving beer every second they sit in their posh new garden.”

The new management trainee trembles in front of the CEO and tries to politely point out that… “How do you mean, we don’t have enough staff? The HR director reports to you. Hire more people! Train them! But whatever you do, don’t pay them any real wages.

I did not go into business to become poor. And fire that discount manager, she is only costing me money. From now on, we’ll sell gourmet burgers. Same crap, double the price. Get my marketing director in here!”

Food Chain Magnate is a heavy strategy game about building a fast food chain. The focus is on building your company using a card-driven (human) resource management system. Players compete on a variable city map through purchasing, marketing and sales, and on a job market for key staff members. The game can be played by 2-5 serious gamers in 2-4 hours.


  • 2016 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
  • 2016 Goblin Magnifico Winner
  • 2016 Goblin Magnifico Nominee
  • 2015 Meeples’ Choice Winner
  • 2015 Meeples’ Choice Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Nominee

Board Game Geek Rating: 8.3/10


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Inside the Box:

  • 1 game box
  • 1 rulebook
  • 20 map tiles
  • 8 house tiles
  • 8 garden tiles
  • 16 marketing tiles: 6 billboards, 4 mailboxes, 3 airplanes and 3 radios
  • 16 numbered “busy” chips
  • 3 restaurants for each player
  • 1 turn order marker for each player
  • 5 English player menus
  • 222 employee cards
  • 84 milestone cards
  • 18 bank reserve cards
  • 6 CEO cards
  • CEO cards
  • Bills of paper money
  • 40 soft drinks (wood)
  • 40 beers (wood)
  • 40 lemonade (wood)
  • 40 pizzas (wood)
  • 40 burgers (wood)