Ramen Chef

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Ramen - for some, it is a brutally delicious noodle soup originally from Japan. For its makers, ramen is the center of an intensely brutal fight in a mega-market. In the metropolis of Tokyo, cooks complete fiercely for the best ingredients so they can satisfy their customers' needs and desires. In the new Heldbergs game Ramen Chef, you are at the fore front of this battle. Play as one of up to four chefs who run their soup business with sophistication and brain in order to become Tokyo's Greatest Ramen Chef. Your greatest weapon? Your smart head! - from the rulebook (2021)

Ramen Chef features a literal flip of a classic memory game. You are trying to match ingredients from a 3x3 grid, and collect ingredients that match a secret objective. However, all of the ingredient tiles are double-sided, meaning you need to remember both sides of the tiles in front of you. On your turn, you must verbally state the ingredient you see BEFORE you flip, and then flip the tile to reveal the opposite side. If after the second flip, your two tiles (on their opposite sides) now match, you are able to collect one of those tiles for your restaurant, and work towards fulfilling your secret objective tile. The player with the most tiles (both ingredients and completed objective tiles), is the winner.

But be careful! If the opposites sides of your target tiles do not match, you collect nothing, and may leave a combination of tiles that your opponent can now use instead. Surprisingly tactical and shockingly difficult for only nine tiles, Ramen Chef is sure to leave you questioning your memory abilities and hungry for ramen!

Special features

  • Limited special edition of 550 games, numbered by hand
  • 5 exclusive stickers and a card signed by the author and illustrator
  • Play figures made of solid beech with a love of detail and elaborately produced, printed on both sides and manufactured exclusively for us by the traditional manufacturer HABA in Upper Franconia
  • Packaging made from 100% biodegradable cardboard
  • Only environmentally friendly and water-based colors without chemicals are used for printing on game figures and cardboard. 
  • Made in Germany

Included are rule books in both German and English, but you can view the English rule book HERE.