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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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176. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:1680]
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177. Board Game: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:10265]
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178. Board Game: King Oil [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:4288]
carl kolchak
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Des Plaines
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Short, concise rules, with a cool adjustable board that adds to the randomness of drilling oil wells. Pipelines allow a big element of "take that" too. One of my favorite "beer and pretzels" games for several years.
 
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179. Board Game: King's Blood [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:5511]
Madgit McOgg
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This game is certainly a Beer and Pretzels game. It is pretty uninspired, until you begin to tell the stories of the characters and their unions as the game progresses. Then it becomes great fun, and beer only facilitates this process.
 
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180. Board Game: Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:821]
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We usually just play one round to keep the game length down. The rules are short, the theme matches, art's evocative, and there's certainly screwage. BGG'ers aren't terribly fond of it, but I enjoy it as a fun, light game.
 
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181. Board Game: Kings in the Corner [Average Rating:5.02 Overall Rank:10786]
Damien
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Tennessee
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Fun to play and for sure a beer and pretzels.
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182. Board Game: Knights [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:6881]
Anthony Baldassar
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Visalia
California
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Cards - dice - Do I need to say more. OK to be fair this game can be taught in 20 min or less - you don't need a large area to play. Just keep the dice on the table
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183. Board Game: Kragmortha [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:3974]
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Lexington
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184. Board Game: Kung Fu Fighting [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2476]
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Lexington
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185. Board Game: Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss! [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:2667]
Tina McDuffie
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Summerville
South Carolina
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Easy/quick to learn, especially if you've already played Bohnanza. Innuendos abound, for example a lady on top is worth more. Also note the drinking references in the artwork!

 
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186. Board Game: Landlord! [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3321]
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187. Board Game: Last Starfighter: Tunnel Chase [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
William Hostman
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Eagle River
Alaska
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This is fast, light, tactical fun with a fighter duel down tunnels in an asteroid. Taken straight from the movie, but with geomorphic maps, and fast "design" rules for fighters, it adds a lot of replay.

It plays fast, and it plays pretty easily.
I've played it with a bunch of newbs over the years.
It often breaks down into humorous snide remarks.
It takes under an hour, often under half an hour.
It sets up and takes down quick.

And I miss playing it. It's lost in a box.
 
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188. Board Game: LCR [Average Rating:2.90 Overall Rank:11045]
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This is a game. I would play it if you bought me a beer and game me pretzels.
 
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189. Board Game: Legend of Camelot [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:8571]
Benjamine Allen
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Grand Ledge
Michigan
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This is totally a Beer and Pretzels game because of how much luck is involved in everything for this game. There is no strategy because everything is based on luck.
 
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190. Board Game: Let's Kill [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:10303]
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Lexington
Kentucky
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191. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:409]
Pete
Australia
Hobart
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For me this is a "Beer and Pretzels" game: limited to no setup, short play time, lots of dice and random.
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192. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:409]
myles
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Mustang
Oklahoma
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You must play the Pirate's Dice edition for best effect. This was clearly intended as a Beer...err...Grog and Pretzels game. It comes with barnacle encrusted steins with which to swill while playing. Yeargh! arrrh
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193. Board Game: Light Speed [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1689]
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Lexington
Kentucky
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194. Board Game: Lightning Reaction [Average Rating:5.42 Overall Rank:9253]
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Saint Louis
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Easy to learn, quick to play.

Just add beer & pretzels!

 
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195. Board Game: Lightning Reaction Extreme [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:7595]
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Beer, pretzels, and electricity!
 
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196. Board Game: Lightning Reaction Revenge [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Beer, pretzels, electricity and revenge!
 
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197. Board Game: Long Shot [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:871]
Michael Hines
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Perry
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Although this game takes a little longer, Long Shot is definitely a Beer and Pretzel game. Hell, actual beer and pretzels would even immerse you into the theme of the game and heighten the playing experience.
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198. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:423]
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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199. Board Game: Loot [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:1303]
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Lexington
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200. Board Game: Lord of the Fries [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:2733]
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