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What Should We Have Tomorrow? is a solo journaling game about planning and preparing a week of meals for your loved ones, and sharing those meals with them. You can play the entire week in a single session, or space it out over an actual week if you like. To play, you will need:

  • These instructions.
  • Some paper, notecards, a notebook or a journal. Something to record your meals each day. These instructions will assume you are using pages in a journal.
  • A writing utensil.
  • A standard 52-card deck of playing cards. Separate out the Jack, Queen and King cards from the deck. This is your deck of Face Cards. The remaining cards (Ace – 10) form your deck of Ingredient Cards.
  • Some space to keep your cards and notes organized.

Each day, you will  draw Face Cards to determine the Mood and Weather for the day, then carry out one Preparation (Shopping, Research or Talking), prepare the day's Meal by combining Ingredient Cards, share that meal with your loved ones and mark smiley faces based on the Mood and Weather, and finally clean up the Ingredient Cards used and prepare for the next day.

During each step, you take time to reflect on your meal preparation and how your meals intertwine with your daily lives and record your recipes and reflections into your journal.

The game also includes optional instructions for sharing your ingredients and recipes online.

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Authorehronlime
GenreCard Game
Tagscooking, Food, journaling, Singleplayer, solo, Tabletop role-playing game
Average sessionA few hours

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What Should We Have Tomorrow v0.02 - NICE.pdf 5 MB

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What were your inspirations for coming up with this game? 

I have a friend States-side who wondered if some of the inspiration for this came from a game, he said, where Malaysian kids play at cooking. He said it's called masak-masak, and I thought I needed to pass the question to you, since I personally know nothing about Malaysian kids games. 

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Hey! Thanks for the question! My main inspirations are actually cooking manga like "What Did You Eat Yesterday?" (which this game pays homage to in the name) and "Sweetness and Lightning", and also from my own experiences since I'm the primary cook at home and I'm always  thinking and planning what to cook throughout a week, chatting with my wife about her day and adjusting and shifting planned menus around based on how we're both feeling or what needs to get used up soon.

Masak-masak is definitely a part of Malaysian culture, and it's usually a lot more freeform, though my nephews do love looking through cookbooks and pretending to make the meals in them and following some sort of menu since the cookbooks are structured this way (mains, snacks, desserts, drinks etc). It's not dissimilar to "playing house" or just pretending to cook or clean or drive since that's what kids see adults doing :)

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Thank you very much for the experience. I took it and ran, doing one day's worth of play for my blog in a three-part series, as I tried to show it off to my (admittedly small) audience, because I thought all of you who supported the flood relief deserved a wider platform to see your games shared and played.

If you're interested in my thoughts and my gameplay, feel free to click through and see what you inspired me to put on the stove.

https://themaddestsailor.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/what-should-we-have-tomorrow-0...

https://themaddestsailor.wordpress.com/2022/02/01/what-should-we-have-tomorrow-02-malaysian-flood-relief/

https://themaddestsailor.wordpress.com/2022/02/03/what-should-we-have-tomorrow-03-malaysian-flood-relief/

Ahh this is so wonderful! Thank you so much for playing the game and writing about it, it's truly a gift to hear that a game is being played :) I hope it's alright with you if I share this one social media?

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100%. It's out there for the world to see, so feel free to link it up.