Playing Raid the Pantry

Example starting hand with 6 Ingredients and 3 Dishes

Example starting hand: 6 Ingredients & 3 Dishes

Raid the Pantry is a cooking-themed card game for two to four players. At the start, you are dealt six Ingredient cards and three Dish cards. If you get lucky, you might already have the ingredients to make one of your dishes. Otherwise, it’s common to need a few turns to stock up before you can get cooking!

Action cards drive the game. Begin every turn by drawing one. If it has a whisk, you must use it right away. If you can’t action it, you can discard it and draw another.

A Raid the Pantry action card atop some other Action cardsRaid the Pantry is one of the most powerful Action cards. It allows you to announce any single ingredient you need and then to rifle through the entire Pantry (deck of ingredient cards) to try to find it.

After resolving your Action card, if you are able to cook, you lay down a Dish card and the listed ingredients.

The ingredients needed to make Chocolate Mousse in Raid the Pantry

Life’s short; eat dessert first.

Congratulations, you’ve made Chocolate Mousse, one of the four French dishes. You’ve also scored two points and locked in four ingredients in your ‘Cupboard’.

Before your turn ends, you draw a new Dish card and you can try to cook the new dish and score some more points right away.

Raid the Pantry features colour-coded dishes from five primary cuisines, as well as instant dishes from other cultures, wild cards, and cards that let you steal or swap ingredients.

The tempura card always makes me hungry
But be forewarned: Raid the Pantry just might make you hungry!

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