A Taste For The King

The lands lay littered with the dead. Blood thirsty kings, long at war for conquest in their youth, turn to diplomacy in their weary twilight years. A feast is to be held to forge new alliances and bring peace once more, but not all are happy with the idea of peaceful rule and old grudges run deep.

A Taste for the King is a fast paced card game. Players take on the role of Kings and their vast array of taste testers desperate to survive the feast.

Feast your way to victory in this tense dish collecting card game.

A Taste for the King is a risk-taking card drawing, dish collecting party game for 2-8 players.

How To Play

Players take turns drawing 3 cards from the Kitchen deck. They can choose to refuse up to 2 cards per draw, any more and they risk offending the host/other Kings. The remaining cards are tested by the King’s top taste tester, any that are deemed safe are sent to the King for consumption. Watch out! Old grudges are tough to die and some dishes may be poisoned. If a player plays a poison card they fall ill, throwing up the dish. Play another poison and the taster collapses, dead, all the dishes are sent back to the kitchen and another King is served while a new taste tester is sent for. Players can choose to push their luck or play it safe and collect their dishes now. There are helpful action cards that allow players to improve their winning odds. The winner is the first to eat all the dishes on the menu.

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30-60 minutes
Players 2-8
Age 14+


  • 42 deck cards
    • 20 dish cards
    • 15 poison cards
    • 7 action cards
  • 8 individual menu cards
  • 1 full menu card
  • 1 first player card
  • 1 delivered poison card
  • 1 action reminder card
  • 1 dry erase marker pen
  • Rules
Tested at Protospiel Online
Tested at Break My Game

Where to Get A Taste for the King

Print On Demand

A Taste for the King is soon to be available to buy print-on-demand from thegamecrafter.com

Print and Play

The game is available as a print-and-play download at itch.io. All you need is the files, card stock, a printer and some scissors or a guillotine and you can make your own copy of the game.


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