2-4 players, ages 13+, 30-60+ minutes
by Rio Grande Games
*Winner of the Spiel des Jahres 1989*
Café International is a meeting place where guests from many different nations get together. Here, guests may have a nice chat with others while enjoying a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and some pie. That is why you will often find guests from different nations sitting at one table. If there is no seat available at the tables, guests may also sit at the bar.
The purpose of the game is to bring as many people into the Café International as possible, according to these rules and by placing your small guests at the tables or at the bar in a clever way. Player score each round by seating guests at tables as allowed by these rules. They “record” their scores by taking the different colored chips (black=1 point, red=5 points, and blue=10 points). Players may also lose points when seating guests at the bar or having un-seated guests at the end of the game. Players make “make change” with their chips at any time when they earn or lose points so that the amount matches their gain or loss.