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Truffles – Prototype

Prototype of Truffles: A Deck-Building Game for Gourmands
Prototype of Truffles: A Deck-Building Game for Gourmands

Truffles is a deck-building game in which players are connoisseurs of the elusive truffles fungus. Each player develops a network of truffles farmers, who train pigs and dogs to hunt for the fungi, patrons demanding new truffles recipes, and chefs expert in preparing dishes featuring the three types of truffles: common burgundies, tasty blacks, and premium whites. Players buy cards to improve their farming resources, gain access to desired truffles regions, develop new recipes, and hire chefs. The best players will balance their decks to meet each demand at the most opportune time. For example, truffles pigs and truffles dogs are only useful if truffles cards are drawn in the same hand. Chefs can only prepare dishes for their customers if the required truffles have already been harvested. The first player to earn 10 stars is declared the winner.

Game design and prototype by Barb Hirschfelder