Rio Grande Announces Oktoberfest
December 3, 2015 - 11:25pm
From BGGRio Grande Games announces a new board game themed on Oktoberfest festivals, aptly named Oktoberfest. In the game, players are artisanal brewmasters working to provide the annual festival with the most popular types of beer--but you can't just make the beer, you have to get it into the mouths of the festival attendees. The game consists of three rounds: Morning, Afternoon, and Evening. On a player's turn there are three options: start an auction of supply cards, sell a barrel card, or close a tent. Several mechanics in the game include a closed money system that forces players to vary their auction strategies, as well as the fact that all players contribute to the various tents, making the closing of one a tense decision. Only the players who supply the most popular beers in a tent receive victory points for them. After the tenth tent is closed, the player with the most points is the winner. Oktoberfest is a game for 3-5 players and plays in about 90 minutes. The release date for Oktoberfest is yet to be announced. For more information, visit the game's page at Rio Grande's website.