Players: 1–6 / Ages: 13+ / Play Time: 60–120 min
In a war-torn land, a magical land of heroic feats and epic quests, there is a place that has never felt the wrath of the ongoing and everlasting war between the five realms. Hidden in the hills of Strongcliff , deep in the shadows of a cavern, lies the best kept secret for many years. This place is called the Cavern Tavern.
Cavern Tavern is a worker-placement and resource-management game that is set in a fantasy world. Each player assumes the role of a worker in the tavern. Your job is to serve drinks, work in the kitchen, do chores, and on top of that try to keep every guest happy, including the cantankerous, greedy barkeep, Nasty.
On each turn, a player can assign his dice to 1 of the 21 locations in the tavern. These locations are divided in 6 sections: the main area, where the guests are located and from where each player must pick up an order; the cellar, where all the ingredients that are used to complete the orders are located; the kitchen, where players can work to receive different rewards; and finally, the chores section. Also, the board features the wizard’s workshop, where the players can seek help for completing the orders, and Nasty the dwarf’s office, where the players can go and try to suck up to the boss and badmouth a coworker.
The players will have to complete the orders as soon as possible, because for each round they are late, they’ll receive fewer points than the order’s original value. Also, for being late with the orders, your reputation with Nasty the dwarf is affected, something that is vital in the game.
To stand out from other workers and gain your employer’s favor, you’ll need to skillfully manage the orders from your customers and the resource ingredients. You’ll have to carefully prioritize your moves and choose from what kind of work you’ll profit the most out of the situation.
So… do you have what it takes? Get ready for the biggest challenge in your life, and start working in Cavern Tavern.
48 Order cards
6 Character cards
25 Item cards
15 Nasty says cards
13 Secret task cards
20 The Five Realms cards (only used in solo mode)
6 Reference cards
6 Player boards
76 Ingredient cards
6 Meeples (one of each color)
6 Score markers (one of each color)
6 Time markers (one of each color)
25 dice (four of each color, one white)
18 Reputation markers (three of each color)
12 Meeple stickers
1 First-player marker
1 Game board
1 Rule book
Publisher: Final Frontier Games
Item Code: FFN1001
Pre-order Date: 11/30/17
Releases: Q1 2018