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      25.03.2011 13:46
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      Amazingly simple, but keeps you addicted.

      Everyone these days is addicted to the social networking site that is Facebook. One of the things that makes Facebook that little bit different compared to it's rivals is the range of applications that a user can install on to their profile. A large number of these applications tend to be games such as this one. Zynga is a giant in the Facebook game world. With their range of simple yet addictive games, almost every Facebooker will either play one of these games themselves, or have a friend that does (and are probably getting annoyed with all the little items popping up in their news feeds!). Cafe World is one of Zynga's games, which I seem to have developed a bit of an addiction to. I only signed up to the game as my boyfriend needed an extra 'friend' to complete one of the challenges... That was about 8 months ago, and I'm still playing! The game itself is pretty simple. You are a chef in your own little cafe. You have stoves and a cookbook. The cookbook tells you how long each dish is going to cook and how much it is going to cost you to produce, what your profit will be and how many 'cafe points' you will receive. In order to cook something you simply select your dish from the cookbook, then 'prepare' it before it starts cooking. Each dish requires 3 clicks to prepare on a normal stove. Dishes take between 3 minutes and 2 days to cook. But beware. Leave your culinary creations too long and they will spoil and you will have to throw them out (or salvage them if you are fortunate to have a 'salvage sage' or a friend to help!). The rule for how quickly something will spoil is a simple one. If you are cooking a dish that takes 20 minutes, it will spoil 20 minutes after it has finished cooking, if it's an hour dish you will have an hour in which to serve it. I think you get the idea. There are a number of challenges that you can choose to complete, and you get rewards for completing them, normally coins, cafe points or a new dish in your cookbook. I personally think the game gives you too many challenges at once. You can see what challenges you have open to you on the right hand side of the game window. Often there are a number of challenges that you can't actually see because there are too many. Many of the challenges often require your friends to send you things in order to complete them. Some of your friends might be equally addicted to Cafe World as you and will understand the frustration of friends not sending you what you need. Other friends will get annoyed with you asking them for things when they don't play the game. Fortunately, when asking for whatever item it is that you need there is an option to select only friends that also play Cafe World so you are not clogging up other peoples accounts. As you progress through the game you unlock more dishes and more features. You can 'invent' your lightning stove - A stove that only requires 1 click to prepare a dish and cuts 10% off cooking time. As you master dishes you get more rewards. Master a dish to level one, you get more servings per time cooked. Master a dish to level 2, you get more cafe points per time it is cooked. Master to level 3 and the dish will cook slightly fast each time that you cook it. You can build yourself a spice rack (after collecting the bits!) which allows you to store spices that will help you on your culinary journey from rescuing a spoiled dish, to reducing the cooking time or even making it cook instantly. If you cook several days in a row you are rewarded for your efforts with a gift of some description each day. There are also the options to serve coffee, drinks and have a salad bar and a pizza oven. You can also complete 'catering orders' (you have to cook a certain number of certain dishes) for rewards. The game is amazingly simple, but there is enough to it to keep you addicted, and can have a competitive nature if you are trying to have a bigger and better cafe than your friends. A few minor downfalls to it as mentioned such as the frustration of needing friends to send you things, etc. The cookbook could be organised better as it can be difficult to find specific dishes in there if you are trying to complete a challenge. Zynga are in the process of re-vamping it though, so lets hope they come up with something better! *This has been done, much easier to find dishes in the cookbook now. Can search alphabetically, by cusine, and by time it takes to cook* I have known people to complain about Cafe World running slowly. I have had no problems with the game on my laptop. Zynga have recently updated the game in order to make it faster.

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        09.08.2010 22:48
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        pretty playable

        The basics Essentially we have another facebook time based sim like game that plays in real live time regardless of whether or not you are online or not which has its benefits and drawbacks, for example in this case you are a chef and each dish takes a certain amount of time to cook from 3 minutes to 2 days. The disadvantage being you could jump back and forth from the page and the 3 minute dish could have gone bad or you may pick a dish that takes a day instead of an hour and have to wait an entire day for that cooker to free up and again miss the time when it is ready. Either way you end up losing the main currency for this game (cafe coins) which can be a little and a lot depending on the dish you are cooking. Therefore the game has an overall addictive quality which keeps leading you back for more game play every day. You can also expand your walls to make a bigger venue for your customers to a certain extent and can now accessorise the outside as well as inside of your cafe. Game Currency As previously stated the game runs on cafe coins mainly which can be earned by successfully cooking and serving a dish to a customer. You can also purchase these using a visa/PayPal account on a connecting site to the main window which runs the game, but really I find this a bit of a scam and unnecessary and is only for lazy people who have a lot of money to shred. The game also runs on cafe cash which is much harder to come by, you usually earn this when you complete an ongoing task and you can buy special rare items with these which decorate your dining area and restaurant. Again you can purchase this currency but it is a rip off and only for people too lazy to be bothered playing through the game. Avatar In this game very much like other games of this nature you get your own little character to customise, you can decide their gender, what they wear, skin colour, hair colour and much much more, however what you buy for your character varies greatly in price depending on what it is you want from being free to 1000 etc. You also have any friends you have added to the game popping in and out and you can see their individual outfits also. You can also hire different friends to act as your waiters and see them run around your cafe in their little vibrant customised outfits which is pretty cute. Recipes Initially you start off with 3/4 basic recipes that take from 5 minutes to 4 hours to cook which is done via clicking the mage then the stove they are being cooked on multiple times. These are pretty inexpensive to begin with but the more you cook the more you level up and the more you level up the more recipes appear and the more expensive they generally are. The recipes vary tremendously from regular every day foods like burgers and buns to snails and cosmic pizza, currently the last recipe you can unlock is the snails at level 72. A new feature has appeared were when a particular recipe is levelled up individually then you get a different coloured plate, currently you can only reach level 3 which is the gold plate but with around 80+ recipes and with this feature only being added recently you could be at it for a while. Game play The game is generally point and click like most other sims and you can zoom out and in to a certain extent by clicking little icons in the bottom of the screen and you can also click to mute the sound without muting your entire computer. Overall the game play is simple and most people can play it but it can be aggravating and often freezes if you are running too many programmes or too many people are using the same wireless system, this can result in you having to repeat certain cooking tasks that can set your timing off. Visually Visually it is very attractive, cute and imaginative and there can't really be much to complain about apart from then loading time for the game sometimes. Other Things You can now purchase or receive herbs that speed up cooking time, save spoiled dishes, or increase output amount of dishes which can be used in emergencies but can only be purchased by using cafe cash, another way in which they try to scam you out of money. You can give your friends your spare servings when you cook meals in bulk. If you want to get rid of a serving without wasting it now you have the option of selling it as wholesale goods to a computer character called dale. There is a general forum that you can use if you have any problems or just want to add more neighbours to gain extra friend perks from the adds. Niggles that annoy me Far too many pop ups that try to get you to spend money or bookmark the game, even if you say no they still keep appearing every time you log on, no is never enough for them. They don't seem to get that no means no!

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          27.06.2010 15:23

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          didn't like this application - too dull.

          I first got into cafe world after a facebook friend invited me to join - so I'd thought I'd give it a try. At first, I thought it was only OK, as it was just about cafe and serving food and waiting for age until the food is cooked/served. (just like a ordinary resturant/cafe would do!) But I found it annoying to start with as the installation of the application took a while and it keep freezing every now and then (it really got on my nerves so this was why I didn't get very far on cafe world - by only reaching level four or five.) Sometimes it took up to 15-20 minutes to download and as well some foods you may have to wait only five to ten minutes before you can serve them in the cafe - and that was the time that it took to download! You can also give out free gifts to your facebook friends and help them get more customers to visit their cafe - you never know you may get a gift in return and get your cafe filled will more customers, but you can only unlock certain foods and size of cafes when yiu have reached a certain level - it could take less time - if you're on every day or longer if you only visit your cafe reguraly , I gave up on this applicationas the downloading took forever and I didn't find the application that interesting.

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          14.06.2010 20:15
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          A fun easy game!

          Ok, so this has to be one of the most addictive things i have ever encountered!! I was sent a request to be someones neighbour on Cafe World, and not usually being one for playing the games on there i thought i would give it a try.....big mistake!!! Basically the idea of the game is to gain cafe points to move up levels and each time you move up a level you unlock different things - either a new stove, new counter or new dishes. You can decorate your cafe however you like and there are always new themes being brought in and if you change your theme you can sell your old items for about a third of what you bought them for. There are seasonal events too which are fun. The more neighbours you have, the easier it is to gain cafe points and money by visiting their cafe's and helping out! The downside of this game is once you get to a certain level there isnt really anywhere else to go and you can only get extra coins for levelling up. However this hasn't stopped me playing and hasn't stopped my addiction to the game!!

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          22.05.2010 01:22
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          A fun and simple little game that is a great timewaster

          Cafe World is a FaceBook application game developed by Zynga. These are the same guys that made FarmVille, and I'm sure you have seen a whole host of these games posts cluttering up your FaceBook homepage. It's free to play but there are some special items, usually decorative (i.e. practically useless) things that you can purchase using Cafe Cash which is earned by completing certain tasks or can be paid for with your actual real-world money. Other than this there is no charge for you to play, and it's only optional if you want to buy the extra game cash. The basic premise is that you are running a small restaurant business, and you have to gain custom by cooking various dishes, furnishing your cafe, and ensuring that things keep running smoothly. You are able to choose a male or female character and can customise it to look exactly how you want by changing facial features and buying costumes to play dress-up in. This character is supposed to represent you, as the main work-horse running the whole operation. You are the owner and head chef. This means that you have to do a lot of running around, and as your character moves across the screen performing tasks I've found that this can drastically impact upon your processing speed and make things run very slowly on your computer. Lower the graphics resolution and turn off sounds to ease the pain of slow running. You hire your FaceBook friends to be waiting staff, and although their little characters appear in your cafe, they will not actually have any power over their interaction with your cafe unless they visit from their version of the game. The best way to start is by purchasing some tables and chairs and ensuring that there are ample doors for customers to be able to enter your establishment, and then be seated and served. Then you get to the main focus of the game - the cooking. There are lots of dishes to choose from, and these can be unlocked as you gain experience points and level up. Basic menu items take a shorter time to prepare and be ready to serve, and generally give a low return. Longer preperations times yield a greater profit when the customers pay up. The menu has taken a leaf out of FarmVille's 'mastery' book, and you earn extra bonuses for cooking a certain number of each dish. This will help you to level up faster and you will be able to achieve the first stars quite easily as long as you are prepared to stick with this and be patient. The gameplay does not really vary, you are just cooking dishes, serving customers, and decorating your pad. It is not a game that you need to play constantly as ther is not an awful lot to do without the whole thing getting repetitive. It is ideal for a short blast gaming fix during your lunch break in the office, for example. The timing of dishes is important and you may be able to work out a simple schedule that works for you to maximise the time you spend playing. I usually do a couple of short cook items, and then a few day long items. Once I've finished faffing around the short cook items are ready to be served, and the day items will be ready and waiting for me when I long in the next day. There are medals to be won, which are achievements for completing various tasks. Some are easily achieved and can be especially quick if you have a ready stream of income. Others require a bit of dedication and you will need to be able to deal with repetitive tasks. The game is very easy to master but you need to stick with it, play little and often, and keep coming back to reach the high levels. TIPS: -Cook at least one item daily to receive a frequent visit bonus. These will increase each day for a week, and the more days you come back the greater the reward. -Send and receive free gifts with your Cafe friends. -Visit your friends Cafes to earn extra cafe points and coins. -Work your way through the medals listings and mastery dishes to earn extras. -Have lots of doors, chairs and tables to encourage customers to visit. Placement is very important and the fewer empty spaces you have, the more money-earning seats you can have. Only one chair per table will seat a customer. -You receive extra servings the first time you cook a new dish from the menu, and for the first dish you cook and serve that day.

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            21.04.2010 11:29
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            A fun game where you get to make ALL the decisions

            I use cafe world on a regular basis, it is so addictive. I'm now on level 42 and enjoy it as much as they day I first used it-although it takes me ten times as long to go up a level now. Cafe world explains how to cook and serve dishes etc on level one, then you are left to your own devices. The thing I like about this game is that you are able to interact with your friends, and help each other to achieve goals. The idea is to visit your friends cafes daily, for which you will be rewarded and they will receive a tip (unless you state otherwise at the time of visiting). The higher level you are on the more points and money you will receive when you visit. You will need to leave a period of approximately 24 hours between each visit for you to receive any points and money. If you send your friends free food they will send it back to you and you will build a bigger business at a lower cost. They will also be more willing to help you with challenges if you ask them to. On the subject of money: You are able to get cafe cash and coins if you make a payment by card or paypal. I wouldn't advise this because you will not get any of it back. It's easy to earn money by just playing the game and checking which medals you are close to achieving. Try and get as many neighbours as you can as you will be able to make your cafe bigger and get a lot more points when you're visiting. You will be able to alter you cafe as many times as you like (providing you have sufficient funds) and you can hire whoever you like off your facebook friends list. You will also be given the option at various stages of the game to complete challenges. My last challenge was to help a bride make her wedding cake in time for her wedding cake-I did this by enlisting the help of my friends, and earned myself lots of extra points. I have also built super stoves and my spice rack by asking for my friends help. If you want to go up levels quickly and make more money, I would advise you to cook the meals which cost the most and take the longest. These are the meals which get you the most points-therefore moving you up levels and obtaining more medals for you. Cooking beef burgers only takes 5 minutes-but watch how many-or shall I say how few points you get! I would recommend this game to anyone. It is suitable for children as there are instructions on the top right hand side of the screen and there is no fighting or violence involved in playing it. It teaches you how to work as part of a team. Top tip: Look out for free scratch cards as you have the chance to win money, meals, decorations etc Sometimes the game does crash due to the amount of people using it, but these problems are normally resolved within a couple of hours. It doesn't take as long to visit your friends cafes as it does to visit friends farms on farmville! Also, make sure you save your game after every use as it will protect your food from spoiling for that little while longer.

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              04.04.2010 23:47
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              CafeWorld

              CafeWorld is another one of those famous, addictive Facebook games (or applications), which take over you life. Don't play it unless you never want to leave your room again. CafeWorld is basically a game where you setup & run your own cafe. You get a basic shell at the start of the game which is your cafe, it's very basic and it's up to you to get cooking items & build your cafe into an amazing place to eat. You have to select items from the 'Cookbook' to put onto your stoves & cook, then when you come back when your food is ready & serve it on the counters for your waiters & waitresses to serve to your random customers. You hire friends to play the role as waiters & waitresses, your friends don't actually do it, but you pretend, the only "real" person to be in the game is you, you play the chef making sure items are cooking & when they are ready you put them on counters. Customers come & go and aslong as they are fed quick enough & nice food they rate you, you have a 'Customer Satisfaction' score in the top right hand corner, this can go to a maximum of 105 so the more happy customers the better your Satisfaction Score, so make sure you keep cooking & going back into the game. I find this exciting,, I always try to keep my rating top marks. As the game progresses & as you do different things you gain 'Experience Points' which when you reach certain amounts takes you up a level, where you get extras & prizes for your cafe. You can also be neighbours with your friends, if you have friends who play the game like I do, you can be their neighbours and see how great (or not so great) your friends cafes are & how they are doing, see who is on the best level & how many experience points they have. I like this, as I am constantly in competition with my friends to have the best cafe and now I do out of my 30 or so friends who play the game, it can be quite a competitive game. You gain coins by the sale of cooked food, each item costs different amounts to cook then is sold to your diners at different costs depending on the item. You can also earn coins by visiting your neighbours cafes & tasting their daily specials. Coins can be used to buy items for your cafe & are also needed to cook new items. You use coins to decorate your cafe, simply search for CafeWorld in google images and you can see exactly what you can make from your cafe, it gives you a great archievement feeling when you reach a high level & make a nice looking cafe. The game creaters, Zynga, are constantly adding new items, especially at seasonal times like Christmas & Easter, and creating extra things to do, to keep the game exciting & addictive. I got hooked on this game from the moment I played it, I now make sure I have items cooking before I go to bed and the next morning, I have to make sure I have enough food on my counters ready before I go to work in the real world, it's that addictive, I have to get up 10 minutes earlier to make sure my food doesn't burn & that I have food ready for the day ahead and I know some of my friends are the same.

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              13.03.2010 17:47
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              Give it a try

              Cafe World is a free game on Facebook. I have been playing it for a while now but I don't play it as much as some of the other games. The idea behind the game is that you run your own cafe which starts off very small but grows as you get more cafe points. You collect cafe points by preparing dishes for your customers to eat and by customers actually coming into your cafe. You also earn cafe coins when a customer has finished eating. Each dish that you can prepare costs a different amount to prepare and costs the customer a different amount when they eat it. The dishes also take different amounts of time to cook so you have to come back to the game near that time or the dish become spoilt. These times range from 3 mins to 3 days. The amount of dishes you can serve increases as you progress through the game. The current dishes include bacon cheeseburger, triple berry cheescake, giant dino egg, macaroni & cheese, fish n chips, herbed halibut and creme fraiche caviar. You need to get to level 70 to unlock all the dishes. As you progress through the game, you get more stoves so you can cook more dishes at once, more serving counters and more staff to serve your customers. You can decorate the interior of the cafe by adding different types of chairs and tables, changing the wall colourings, changing the floor and adding decorations. You are able to send gifts of food or items to build their spice rack through out the game. I am not sure what the spice rack does yet as I haven;t finished building mine yet. The more you play the game, the higher your customers happiness level gets which brings in more customers and more money. Throughout the game you can earn awards for things such as reaching a set amount of neighbours (your friends that have accepted a request from you to be neighbours or that have sent you a request), earning a certain amount of cafe coins, spending a set amount of cafe coins or spoiling a set amout of dishes that you were preparing. The game is very addictive and quite good but I do find it runs quite slowly at times, even though I have an up to date flash player

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              09.03.2010 23:00
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              Ok, not great.

              Cafe world is one of a growing number of applications of facebook. The basics of the game is that you are given a small cafe, you can then add cafe furniture to this for your customers, cook food on your stoves and then serve them up once ready. When furnishing your cafe there a numerous items you can place, however all you really need is tables and chairs. Only one customer can sit at each table, so no point putting numerous chairs around only one. You can also place windows, a door, wallpaper and flooring, these come in different prices with the nicer items costing more coins. Most items can be bought with cafe coins which you earn from serving up food to customers, however certain items can only be bought with cafe cash. Cafe cash is different from cafe coins in that you have to buy cash using a credit card. I feel this is not a good point to the game, although cafe cash is not necessary in the strategy of the game so this doesn't detract from it too much. As well as earning cafe coins for each meal served, you also earn xp. These points add up and this is how you progress from level to level. As you progress through each level more food becomes available on the menu, more stoves and counters also become available and with some levels comes the option to hire staff in your cafe to help you serve. Recently an option to built a spice shelf has come into play, this involves getting your friends to send you shelves, spice bottles, etc and once you have enough of each your rack will be complete. However, this part of the game only really works if you have a lot of friends who participate in cafe world to send you the items. I only really have 2 friends who send me things, so it'll take me a while to build this. I think this lets the game down a little, it shouldn't really be dependent on the number of friends you have in the game. Overall I would rate this game as ok, it doesn't really stimulate your mind. So I would say if you want an easy game, which is quite addictive at first then this is for you. However like most other facebook games, I'd expect to get bored of it quickly.

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              20.02.2010 22:38
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              An excellent little game!

              Zynga seem to have got onto a winner with their affiliation with social networking giant Facebook. From a personal perspective, i'd never heard of them prior to Farmville, but since then, it seems they've started to expand their repertoire. Cafeworld is a relatively simplistic concept. You are the chef. You start off in a small cafe, with 1 cooker and can cook a limited number of dishes. Each dish takes x amount of minutes to cook and costs x coins. Once the dish is cooked, it is served up onto a counter and customers flock to enjoy the culinary delights on offer. There is also the option of decorating your cafe to how you would want it to look. The further into the game you get, the more items you unlock, such as new dishes, more cookers/counters and what would seem to be endless amounts of decorations. However, all is not happy in Cafeworld. Leave your dishes too long on the cooker and they will spoil, and have to be thrown away. The concept is relatively simple to understand. If it takes 1 hour to cook, then once cooked, it'll take 1 hour to spoil. If it takes 20 minutes to cook, then it'll take 20 minutes to spoil. I think 2 examples is enough. All dishes can be bought with coins, as can most items. However, Zynga are no charitable organisation and theres also the choice of 'purchasing' Cafe Cash'. A limited number of Cafe Cash are supplied to start with and the people at Zynga were nice enough to give 1 Cafe Cash per day over the Christmas period, but all-in-all, to obtain more, you have to purchase it. From a personal level, i've never spent a penny purchasing Cafe Cash. I just use the coins I earn through my marvelous business and culinary skills. However, should it be your inclination to do so, the option is there. With every dish you cook or serve, you receive experience points. The more points you get, the more items/dishes you unlock. Whilst this is a relatively simple concept, it does become quite engrossing at the prospect of what the next 'level-up' may bring During the holiday periods, new dishes and items relating to that period will become available and allow you to give your Cafe that festive feel. The music/sound effects are annoying but thats ok, because there is the facility to turn them off Neighbours are a big part of the game, as they will send you gifts to help you out, if they're nice that is. Zynga have also introduced the Spice Rack in which you must collect items to create a Spice Rack, although im not sure to what end yet as this is a relatively new feature. My hope is that this reduces cooking time, or increases cost per dish. Uptime is generally good for the game, although it does require the latest flash and if you have a laptop/PC more than 5 years old, its probably best you bypass this one as playability can sometimes be slow, slower or just crash your browser window. Overall, I like CafeWorld, and I tend to find I play as and when I have a spare 5 minutes. If I know im not going to be home for another 24 hours, i'll put a 24 hour dish on. If i'm home all day, I could quite happily pop on every couple of hours to create a new dish. Theres a wide range of dishes that take a variant number of minutes/hours.

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              Facebook has become much more than just simply a social networking site where you can interact with your friends after the introduction of apps. Cafe world is one of these apps, basically designed to get you to spend more time on facebook as they are games or something like that, another example of an app is to find out who is following you on facebook! The basic premises of this game is that you own a cafe and have to get meals out to all of the customers, it is very simple as all you really have to do for this is select different meals that have different times when they will be ready and then serving them at the time. As well as this you have to decorate your cafe and put in the right amount of tables, ovens etc for your customers. As you go up the levels and unlock things you can get more of these. All of the food takes different times, so if you've not got a lot of spare time this isn't particularly something you can just go on then pick up a few weeks later, some of the meals can take 4 hours so you'll have to go back on in 4 hours as I cant imagine anyone spending 4 straight hours on it! You earn virtual money whenever you serve a successful meal to someone in your restaurant and then you save this up to buy things like expansions. You can interact with your friends through cafe world and invite them to play it with you, as you have neighbours that are displayed at the bottom of the screen just like on another facebook application, Farmville. You can send them gifts and they will send you them back which helps you with your cafe. The graphics aren't particularly good at all, but I suppose it doesn't really matter at all when its just for something like this. I suppose this would end up getting addictive as its quite simple and its got a good premises, but I never got the chance to be addicted to it as after a few plays it totally stopped working and I couldn't go on it anymore as if I tried to then it would completely freeze my computer, hence the low rating!

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                21.01.2010 14:21
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                Needs a lot more to keep you coming back

                Cafe World is a Facebook application by zynga, I love Farmville by zynga but find CAfe World to be rather dull. CAfe World is as the name suggests a chance to run you a cafe, you can design your cafe how you wish and each cafe has a rating. The happier your customer the higher the rating, the cafe is a simple thing with stoves, tables, chairs, waitresses and one chef (you). You can cook a variety of dishes some take a very short time like chips and guacomole which takes 3 minutes to a pot roast which takes 2 days. Once finished your dish sparkles and you click on it and serve the dish, your waitresses then give out the dish to the customers. After cooking, you need to clean your stove and then cook something else. The game is a little simple and is a little dull in my opinion, you always run out of food regardless of how much cooking or planning you do and your rating suffers because of it. After a while you start stock piling money and after buying the most expensive foods its pretty hard to find things to buy with your virtual cash. After a while it soon turns into a game where you cook food, serve, clean, cook, serve, clean, cook etc etc you get the point. There's little else going on, they have added pennants but they are a bit of an add on, there's little or no need to visit your friends cafe's and the recipes are just a rehash as you progress. CafeWorld soon loses its appeal, it doesn't have the rewards which FarmVille has and isn't as often updated or new elements added. I'd give it a miss unless you like endlessley cooking pot roast, herbed halibut and turkey because after a while you can't be bothered with any of the other dishes which means you have to log onto the application more than once a day. It also struggles to open occassionally and is a little slow with the clicks when you are actually playing it.

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                14.01.2010 21:59
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                Be warned - highly addictive!

                Love them or hate them, game applications are a big part of the Facebook world. I shall be reviewing the game Cafe World. To get to Cafe World just type the title into the Facebook search box. The top link it brings up takes you to their page and from there you just click 'go to application'. I have found Cafe World can take a very long time to load, much longer than any of the other games. This is rather annoying and I hope it is a problem they can fix soon. Sometimes it has taken that long to load that I am sure the screen has frozen but then as I go to close it, it starts. When you enter Cafe World for the first time you are asked to select if you want a male or female chef. It then asks if you want to open the cafe. Next it walks you through how to cook food. Cooking food is very simple - first you click on the stove and this opens up the cookbook. In there you can select which item to cook. Each food items lists how much it costs to cook, how much it will sell for, the cooking time and how many servings you get. If you want to get some food to your customers quickly then you can cook bacon cheeseburger which is ready in 5 minutes. If you don't mind waiting a little longer you could opt for the Triple Berry Cheesecake which takes 12 hours to prepare. Just to be clear - you don't need to stay at your computer the whole time the food is preparing! After you choose the food item you want to buy you simply click the stove 3 times as you go through the quick process of preparing the food. Then you leave it for the required time to cook. Every time you prepare a food item you gain experience points. As these experience points build up you increase in level and unlock more items to increase the game play experience. You can unlock new foods to cook as well as unlocking the ability to buy more stoves or counter space, or to hire more waiters. To start with you move up levels very quickly as you only need a few experience points before you increase levels. As the game progresses it takes more experience points before you move up level. This makes sense to me otherwise people would progress too quickly and would be on ridiculously high levels! It is also good that it moves quickly to start with as it keeps you interested and wanting to play. You earn money in Cafe World by selling the food you have prepared. This is very easy as the customers come to you, you don't have to do anything other than make sure there is food for them. When you have earnt enough money you can begin customising your cafe. Not only can you buy many different styles of chairs and tables, you can also buy decorations as well as change the wallpaper, flooring, windows and doors. Another feature of Cafe World is having neighbours. This is a very similar feature to the ones in Farm Town and other games. You can send a request to your friends to become your neighbour in the game. Your neighbours are then displayed underneath your cafe and you can track what level they are on. I imagine this would be fun for people a bit more competitive than me. You can also visit your friends cafes and try their specials. This earns you 6 experience points as well as giving them a bit of cash. You can send gifts to your friends as well as receive them. I really enjoy playing Cafe World, but to be honest I'm not really sure why. It seems to be quite addictive and I have wasted so many evenings getting my little cartoon chef to run around preparing bizarre meals like Voodoo chicken salad and Martian brain bake! It is oddly exciting to get a dish completed and then transfered to the counter where it can be served to all the patrons. I kind of wish I had never started playing Cafe World as I have lots of more important things I should really be doing yet I always seem to find myself on there instead. I think it's time I learnt some self control! If you have plenty of free time then yes, I would recommend Cafe World as it's a fun little game. Nothing too complicated, just a nice way to relax and waste some time on the internet.

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                  14.01.2010 20:02
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                  Facebook is a great site for socialising but also for playing games and you can do this through the many applications on the site. The best way to describe them is like mini sites within Facebook which have games and ways of interacting with your friends as well as wasting copious amounts of your time! Café World is one of these applications. Its aim is that you are the chef and you must keep cooking and serving up meals for your waiters to serve to the customers that come into your café. Each dish has a set cooking time, it says this in the cookery book that you chose which recipe to cook from. You are charged for the ingredients which are also stated in the cookery book along with how many servings you will create. You clock on your cooker and the recipe book comes up, you then click on your chosen dish and have to click on the cooker a further three times for all of the cooking processes to take place. Such as chopping vegetables or prepping meat. You then have to leave it for the cooking time to elapse before you can serve it. Some of the dishes you can cook are; Stuffed turkey- costs you $700, serves 1200 and takes 22 hours to cook. Spaghetti and meatballs - costs you $450, serves 275 and takes 8 hours to cook. Tikka Masala Kabobs - costs you $215, serves 90 and takes 1 hour to cook. Chicken Pot Pie - costs you $3500, serves 1850 and takes 2 days to cook. Jammin' Jelly Doughnuts - costs you $40, serves 120 and takes 20 minutes to cook. Strawberry Cheesecake - costs you $550, serves 1650 and takes 12 hours to cook. Once the cooking time has elapsed they look as if they are sparkling on the stoves which means that they are reasy to serve. To serve them you just click on each one and your little character will go around and put them on a serving table for your waiters to serve. You do not have to be exact with when you log on to serve the dishes but they do go off if they are not served up within a time limit and each one has a different limit. The limit is that they can wait to be served for as long as they took to cook. If they take twenty minutes to cook they go off in twenty minutes or if it is something which cooks in two days then it can sit there for another two. You can change your little Chef to look like you by changing their hair style and colour and their clothes, as well as facial features. You make Café world dollars which you then use to make more dishes and improve your café, buying more tables, chairs, cookers, serving tables and even changing the décor. The only trouble I have had with it is that at busier times of the day it can freeze and jump. This has no real point to it but it is a nice way to interact with your friends. You can send them gifts of dishes to serve or things to make their café look nice. It is a silly way of taking your mind off of your day.

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                  10.01.2010 14:23
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                  facebooks best game!

                  I have been on facebook for about 2 years now and have never liked the games every one is playing untill cafe world came along. Now i am addicted! I tend to spend 2 hours a day on it. You can design you cafe any way you want to with different colour flooring and wallpaper. You have a slection of different chairs / booths and tables in which you can put into your cafe as well as different kinds of lights, windows, pictures, flowers etc. Friends you can invite other friends on your facebook to be your neighbours. The more neighbours you have the more XP points you can get and the more money you can get by going into their cafe once a day. You can send your friends a gift each day which can be an item or a food dish so they can make more money. Each time you go up a level my recieving enough points you unlock either a new dish, a new cooker, a new counter or a new waitress. different dishes take different times to cook and earn you different amounts. The main aim of the game is to earn enough XP points to keep advancing on the levels. This game is so addictive and i have got most of my friends as neighbours now it is just a shame cooking at home is not this much fun!!

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