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 (dice) 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 nasty and greedy barkeep.
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, Cellar where all the ingredients that are used to complete the Orders are located, Kitchen where players can work to receive different rewards, as well as the Chores section. Also, the board features the Wizards 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 co-worker.
The players will have to complete the Orders as soon as possible, because for each round they are late, they’ll receive less 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 employers favour, you’ll need to skilfully 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.