Beer Fest is an instant-win card game from Microgaming based on the world’s most popular and best-known beer festival – Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is the biggest beer-related festival in the world and the biggest of them all is held in Munich, Germany. It’s certainly an experience. Though, as anyone who’s been there will tell you, it’s not only very crowded and rowdy, it can also be very expensive and the only things you’re likely to “win”, is a massive, debilitating hangover and a huge hole in your wallet to match it.
With Beer Fest, however, you don’t have that problem. Instead you have three games in one, all based upon the three pillars of the notorious Bavarian festival – dancing, eating and, of course, drinking. In each game you place your wager then click the New Card button. Each game offers a different way to win as well as the possibility of a multiplier.
Beers All Round is based upon a drinking game, where two lederhosen-clad drinkers compete to see who can quaff the most beer. Pick the man you believe is up to the task to win, otherwise watch him turn green and fall over.
Match the Munchies features typical Bavarian fare such as sausages and giant pretzels. Match the selection of food to the dish the waitress is holding to win.
The third game is called Table Dancing where you select a table on which the dancing will take place. Choose carefully, however, as large, drunken German men in lederhosen are not renowned for their graceful dancing and chances are he’ll fall off the table and flat on his face.
This is a simple and highly-amusing game full with comical graphics, Bavarian-style oompa music and plenty of boozy sound effects that will have you laughing till you fall over. If Parties and Fiesta’s are what get you playing then have a look at Esqueleto Explosivo and Spring Break.