|Suggested Age||6 and up|
Blend it Like Becca—a small-town smoothie shop sensation!
It’s been a slow night, and Becca the shop owner, her young son Kevin and the Master Mixers -- including you! -- have started closing up shop. One minute before close, the door swings open. Outside, you see parked school buses and a line of people all the way to the street corner! The high school girl’s volleyball tournament has just gotten out, and everyone is craving a smoothie for the ride home. Becca cuts a deal: whoever blends the most smoothies tonight gets free smoothies for a month!
The Blend Off has begun, and only one can win. There’s just one problem: Kevin. Skittish at best on normal days, he flies into a frenzy, grabbing fruit for you from the fridge at random. Grab the fruit, complete the Orders, and blend your way to victory!
Blend Off! is a game of skill and speed for two to four players from designer Scot Eaton. Master Mixers roll the die (Kevin) to collect fruit to fill Orders from the deck (Becca). When a Master Mixer's fruit matches the Order, they can blend the ingredients and claim the Order for gold stars. There are no turns; everyone plays at the same time in a race for the finish. The winner is the player with the most gold stars at the end of the game.
The actions the player may take at any time are: Collect, Blend, Dump, and Blunder.
Collect - Roll your die to send Kevin to the fridge for fruit. You may take one of the fruit from the table and put it on one of your Blenders. You don’t have to take the fruit; you may reroll the dice until Kevin brings you what you want.
Dump - You may dump the fruit out of one of your Blenders. Because the fruit is already mixed together, you may not dump just one or two ingredients; you must dump the whole Blender. You may, however, choose to dump one Blender into another, combining ingredients.
Blend - When the fruit in one of your Blenders matches the recipe on one of the faceup Orders, shout out “Blend!”
Blunder - If you catch another player make a mistake like calling “Blend!” with wrong or extra ingredients in their Blender, shout “Blunder!” They must correct their mistake by dumping their Blender and, returning the Order card for their botched recipe to Becca’s deck.