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The categories for board games on BGG are quite diverse, from "City Building" to "Action/Dexterity" to "Trivia." There's even a bunch of wargame-specific categories like "vietnam war" "american revolutionary war," etc.

But there is no category for "beer and pretzels" types of games. How is this possible, that the world's biggest, best database of games doesn't let you categorize a game as a beer and pretzels game? Heck, even Wikipedia has an entry for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_and_pretzels_game.

Beer and Pretzels defined
Now of course I'm biased, what with Beer & Pretzels coming out now. But still, there are hundreds of games that people consider "beer and pretzels" games. Using the wikipedia entry and other—cough—official sources, here's how I think it should be defined:

Beer and Pretzels games are easily accessible by gamers and non-gamers alike, named as such because they could be played while players are drinking beer and eating pretzels. These games typically have one or more of the following attributes:
- Short (definitely under an hour, though typically much shorter)
- Limited rules (typically one page that can be distilled into a 5-minute-or-less explanation)
- Humorous (intentionally or not)
- Some sort of random component
- Interactive (usually with a take-that component)
Note: if you have suggestions to refine or better define this definition, post your comments to the geeklist

50GG and a free copy of Beer & Pretzels
Now to the good stuff. Because I have an interest in this category from a board game designer/publisher point of view, I'm offering 50 geekgold *and* a free copy of Beer & Pretzels along with Beer & Pretzels: Purple Coaster Expansion as a prize.

To enter, add a game to this list that you believe is a Beer & Pretzels kind of game with some sort of reason why it is a beer and pretzels game AND give this list a thumbs up.

For each game (just games, not expansions) you add, you'll get an entry into the contest. Double your chances of winning by entering two games, etc. On November 1, 2009 I'll randomly pick a winner from the entries to receive the 50GG, Beer & Pretzels and its expansion.

WINNER!
Congratulations to William F. Hostman, winner of the contest! William received 50GG and a copy of Beer & Pretzels for his entry of Last Starfighter: Tunnel Chase.
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79. Board Game: Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000 [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2756]
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This game is a riot. Players battle to grab items with chopsticks. I'm always fearful someone will lose an eye.
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80. Board Game: Chrononauts [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:1535] [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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81. Board Game: Cinq-O [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:6932]
Anita Kempf-Grote

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Not only does it take less than 5 minutes to explain the rules, it can take less than 5 minutes to play.
 
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Lexington
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83. Board Game: Clash of the Gladiators [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:3468]
 
Rob Doupe
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Calgary
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We often play this at the end of the evening when the beer effect has set in. It's fun to roll dice and kill your friends in an arena.
 
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84. Board Game: Clocktowers [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:5391]
Christopher Bird
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Toronto
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Maybe a bit more of a "family" game than a classic "beer and pretzels," but the timing is right and it's light fun.
 
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Why it's B&P:
* Short. Okay, this might be filler.
* Limited Rules. It's Out of the Box Games, for goshsakes.
* Humorous. Jumping out a balloon. Okay, it's funnier when you play it.
* Random. Dice! And cards which don't really mean much.
* Interactive. Just like trusting that guy in your teambuilding workshop to catch you when you fall back. But you don't.
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87. Board Game: Coda [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:2251]
Thom Barchet
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Boston
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Takes some thinking, but the components are beer friendly. You could even kick things up a notch and go for cheetos, as these things will wash well.
 
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88. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:362]
Joe Kundlak
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Coloretto is a simple and fast game - you can even play several games in a row while drinking
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89. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:536]
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90. Board Game: Condottiere [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:669]
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Lexington
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91. Board Game: Cosmic Coasters [Average Rating:5.18 Overall Rank:10478]
Andy W
United States
Wheatfield
New York
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- They're coasters.

- You can use a pretzel (or peanut, or whatever) as your playing piece.

- When you're done playing, you can use them as coasters

- If for some reason you want to hide the fact that you're playing a game (boss invades your table at a company picnic, you're not sure if that attractive gentleman/lady at the bar is into boardgames but you want to talk to them anyway...), just set your beer on them, problem solved
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92. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:66]
Julien Kirsch
Canada
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93. Board Game: Cosmic Wimpout [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3732]
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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Lexington
Kentucky
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95. Board Game: Creatures & Cultists [Average Rating:5.16 Overall Rank:10611]
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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96. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:39]
Remus McRhymus
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The more beers I have, the better I get.
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97. Board Game: Cutthroat Caverns [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:800]
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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98. Board Game: Dancing Dice [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:5857]
Frank McGirk
South Korea
Pohang
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The light theme, the randomness not just of the die rolls but of deciding which dance to "do" first...always leads to a lot of groans and laughs when we play this.

 
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99. Board Game: Dancing Eggs [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1265]
Gordon Yu
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Rego Park
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Cause it would be fun to watch when everyone's drunk.
 
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100. Board Game: Dart Wars [Average Rating:5.48 Overall Rank:9193]
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Darts, war, dexterity... just add beer & pretzels!
 
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