You shouldn't play with the dishes? Sometimes this is exactly what you must do! Espresso Doppio contains three espresso cups, saucers, and spoons in three colors, and your goal during the game is to place them and move them on the placemat to match the combinations depicted on your task cards.
To set up, shuffle the deck of 16 task cards and give half to each player, each of whom reveals three cards face up. Players take turns placing items one at a time on the placemat, which has room for five settings on it. You can mix or match colors as you wish, but two of the same item (saucer, cup, spoon) can never be on the same setting.
On a turn, you take 1-3 actions, with an action consisting of moving any one item from one setting to another or swapping items on one setting for items on another setting. After your actions, you score coffee beans for whatever task cards you can, with some cards scoring multiple times if the conditions are right.
As soon as a player has scored all eight cards, the players swap their decks of task cards, shuffle them, then reveal three task cards and continue playing. Once a player has scored eight cards in the second round of play, the game ends and whoever has collected the most coffee beans wins.
No. of Players: 1 to 2
Min. Age: 8