“Ding ding!” Ring the bell, call out “ORDER PLEASE!” and let the game begin!
Select your ingredients.
Add in your own personal touch….
Cook and hope for the best…. FLIP!
What fun and unique dish did you make?
Was it what you were hoping for?
Create interesting and original dishes and have a belly laugh at what comes up!
A fun, lively party game.
The Diner (player) requests a 3 course meal. Decide what kind of dinner you desire and write it on the Diner’s Order board.
Chef players draft Ingredients cards. Pick wisely so you don’t end up with ingredients that may not work. Chef’s Style cards are dealt at random.
The Chefs plan their meals. Select ingredients to make your 3 courses. Add your own personal touch with Chef’s Style cards. Once the Diner calls “TIME!”, everyone must stop planning and present their recipes. So don’t dilly-dally. If the diner is in a hurry, can you prepare the meal before they call out “TIME”?.
Present the planned meal cards, and verbally explain the chosen dishes, to appeal to the Diner. But the dish is not complete yet! At each Chef’s presentation, they FLIP over 1 more face down card to reveal the final completed dish… so think on your feet!
The Diner player chooses the most enticing dish and awards the Chef one Star chip.
Continue to play. The game ends when all players have been the Diner once. The player holding the most Star chips wins!
Order and score on your phone (web browser)!
Instructions for the “Short Game” rules are included for two or more players to play quickly and easily.
Game design: Banana Moon Studio Sapporo / RareSightGames
Team leader: MAEDA Hiroshi
Game designer: SAITO Tomoyuki
Graphic designer: YOSHIDA Kinuka, ISHIJIMA Haruna
Production manager: MAEDA Kumiko
Translator: Darcy LEWIS
YouTube video: “Playing Bistro FLIP in almost English” , October 10, 2020 (in English)
YouTube video: MissMerc007 “Doujin Games SPOTLIGHT Sept 2020”, September 16, 2020 (in English), Bistro FLIP’s spotlight mention starts at 7:39
YouTube video: Ma-man Asobi Channel “Play Bistro FLIP: We want a full course dinner at Ge-mu-ma (Tokyo Game Market)!”, September 24 and October 2, 2020 (in Japanese)
YouTube video: Shotube / Shohei & the MU.S.I.C. Channel “Play Bistro FLIP, a fun, lively culinary party game”, November 8 and 23, 2020 (in Japanese)
YouTube video: Banana Moon Studio Sapporo Channel “Play Bistro FLIP”, August 7, 2020 (in Japanese)
YouTube Live Streaming Archive: “BananaMoon@GameMarket Live: Day 2”, June 28, 2020, Bistro FLIP’s playing session in English starts at 1:42:50, in Japanese at 2:12:47.
Newspaper article: The Hokkaido Shimbun Press newspaper “Challenge the world with a board game: The story of Bistro FLIP and the development team”, September 11, 2020 (in Japanese)
Magazine article: Board game free magazine “Welcome to the restaurant”, May 10, 2020 (in Japanese)
YouTube video: Ma-man Asobi Channel “The 10 best interesting latest board games in Japan”, April 18, 2020 (in Japanese), Bistro FLIP’s spotlight mention starts at 12:20
Board gamers from 27 countries and regions around the world provided us with invaluable help. We received a lot of ideas and feedback through the BGG (Board Game Geek) forum, Facebook groups, and online test plays, about ingredients, food, artwork, and so on. A lot of people have helped us by crowdfunding on Kickstarter to make the game a reality. To all of you, thank you so much! We hope you all enjoy the game, it makes us very happy!