WWII is ending in the Soviet Union. You're a troop of field cooks co-operating to create meals out of the barely available ingredients.
Whatever you find at the front — even if it doesn't seem edible at first sight — consider putting it in the meat grinder! Isn't it more about the looks anyways? The sausage is not red enough? Some rusty nails will do! Your mush looks like vomit? Yellow sand will give it the right color! Sounds horrible? You just take care for Mother Russia, and she sure is hungry! But careful! Of course, you don't want to kill your guests while working your way from rags to Soviet gourmet-chefs!
Soviet Kitchen is a co-operative card game with an app in which each player throws a colorful ingredient into the virtual meat grinder. This way, all four players together try to mix the ordered color without intoxicating their soviet comrades too much. The app (for Android and iPhone devices) guides you through the story. Each player contributes one ingredient to the dish, scanning the ingredient card using the device's front camera. To match the color of the ordered dish, the players need to discuss the colors and effects of their cards without showing them. If the result is close enough, your meal is accepted and you earn rubles. Unfortunately, some ingredients are toxic or even radioactive.
Not even the toughest Soviet survives your toxic recipes unless you go slow and act strategically as to when to play which toxic items. Each time you send a guest to the hospital, you lose a life and one card from each player's hand. The same happens when your dish is rejected because it doesn't look like what was ordered.
1-6 Players, Playing Time 25 min, Age 12+