Travel the globe in search of flavorful and exotic ingredients to customize your own chocolate creations. You’ll use post-World War II economic and technological advances to customize your very own chocolate creations, assist the Baumiesters, and strive to become CEO of your very own chocolate empire!
User reviews: Positive (17 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
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About This Game

Travel the globe in search of flavorful and exotic ingredients to customize your own chocolate creations. You’ll use post-World War II economic and technological advances to customize your very own chocolate creations, assist the Baumiesters, and strive to become CEO of your very own chocolate empire!
  • For the first time ever, you have complete control over the ingredients, look, name and description of your customized recipes
  • How you customize your chocolates has an economic impact on your success
  • Travel to ports around the globe to discover ingredients, build your empire, and follow the continuing saga of the Baumeister family
  • Economic sim focused on mouth-watering chocolate
  • Latest installment of the award-winning Chocolatier® franchise

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows® 2000, XP, XP SP2
    • Processor: Pentium III 700 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 3D Video Card, 64 MB recommended
    • DirectX®: 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster
    • Min Screen Resolution: 800x600
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster
    • Min Screen Resolution: 800x600
    • Video RAM: 64 MB
    • Sound Card: Recommended
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This is a fun Tycoon style game. Takes place post WWII. While 'Alexandra' is off trying to find her husband who was shot down during the war -- she places you in charge of resurrecting the now defunct Baumeister chocolate factory. You begin as a Novice chocolate maker, working your way through the game to become a Master Chocolatier. The storyline isn't much -- but with this style of game, it really didn't bother me. You receive tasks - some of which have strict time limits. You progress by completing tasks and filling orders efficiently. By doing so, this will open more ports. The more ports, the more ingredients you can obtain. Most ports have a variety of ingredients ... however, there are some ports that do have the same ingredient within their inventory as another port. Obtaining your ingredients at the ports selling them at the lowest price is key. As the game progresses, most ports increase their ingredient inventory. Thus, check ports for any possible additions that weren't available prior.

Your progression is measured by purchasing ingredients and producing items at your factories which include chocolate bars, coffees, infusions, truffles, exotics, and your own creations. You can haggle with a shop owner for a possible decrease in their ingredient price - being careful not to be too pushy or they become agitated and immediately increase all their prices. You are tasked with collecting ingredients, preparing orders, keeping your factories well stocked with ingredients for whatever product you're producing there, purchasing your own shops which will give you the best price to sell your own wares, and ultimately bringing all the Baumeister family members back together to resurrect the Baumeister chocolate empire. At a certain point in the game, you will be given an opportunity to purchase an airplane --- do it!! The travel costs and time to get between ports will deplete your money and your inventory.

"Chocolatier: Decadence By Design" is the only game in the "Chocolatier" series where you can make your own creations. You have the ability to pick the ingredients, create the appearances of, name the creations, describe them, and they become integrated into the game/inventory that customers will be asking for.

SIDE NOTE: especially when very, very, very tired, it is funny to see a particular character ask for X cases of your "________" creation. Meaning, don't let children play your profile -- make one especially for them. Else, you may get questions such as "Mommy/Daddy/Auntie/whomever, what does "________" mean???" Yeah, you can get real ... uhhhhhhhh ... creative with your names, appearances, and descriptions of your products.

(HINT: As soon as Havana opens up for you, hit the casino and the slots - not the other game - and you will see your money reserve explode! Bet max every time. Even if you hit "0" ... don't close that window! Just keep hitting max bet and you will get your money back plus a whole lot more! Time doesn't advance while you're in the casino ... so don't worry about that. Also, each factory can be retrofitted to produce any creation. Costs money, though. Thus, hitting the casino is well worth your while!)

Anywho, it is a simplistic time management/tycoon game that is fun to play when you don't want to immerse yourself into a game that takes a great deal of thought or strategy.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Great game, but it doesn't work at all on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
This game is brilliantly addictive for anyone who likes a time management sim. Really annoying they seem to have stopped making the Chocolatier games.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
This game is utterly delightful and brilliant. You build a chocolate empire while traveling the world in search of ingredients and the many mysteries within. You even get to invent your own chocolate! Play if you like:

* Matching three items: The chocolate mini-game is oddly relaxing and entertaining, and directly impacts your profits.
* Item-shop games like Recettear: Ingredients/inventory management gets very entertaining here.
* Linear stories: This is not Mass Effect ;).
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Its an interesting little trade sim that pushes you to learn when certain goods are generally lowest price, explore for more kinds, and exploit them into profitable concotions which go in and out of fashion. It's built for dynamic min-max play, so people who like metagaming and optimizing will find an enjoyable experience here.
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