Beer and pretzels game
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A beer and pretzels game is a game which is humorous and light on rules and strategy, usually containing many random elements. This is in direct contrast to German-style board games, which are generally heavy on strategy and light on randomness. They are so called because of the tradition of drinking beer and eating pretzels while playing these kinds of games; this is not to be confused with drinking games, which actually include alcohol as a game component. Wizwar is a beer and pretzels game, as are many games produced by Steve Jackson Games.
An actual game called "Beer & Pretzels" was published in the fall of 2009 from Bezier Games. In it, players toss coasters on top of other players' coasters to score points. It is a Beer & Pretzels type of game with a beer & pretzels theme.