Tavern Master Gameplay Preview

Developed by Untitled Studio, published by Untitled Studio, WhisperGames – November 16, 2021 (PC)
*MSRP: $TBA – https://store.steampowered.com/app/1525700/Tavern_Master/

Tavern Master is a management sim where you run a tavern. It is a very well made time waster.

The game starts you off with a very humble and rather empty tavern. You start out by hiring a bartender and a waitress, buy a keg of beer, and set up a few tables and benches. Soon the customers start drifting in and you’ll make enough money to expand your tavern and hire more workers.

Each worker has their own set of stats. The stats affects things such as the number of drinks you can carry at once, movement speed while walking, carrying, and going up stairs, pouring speed, and etc. You can increase these stats every time the worker levels up.

You can prioritize behaviors for each worker to divide the work evenly. For example, I have one waitress set to serve and clean drinks as their top priority while I set another worker to serve food as their top priority. This way I get both items out in a timely fashion.

In addition to the bartender, waitresses, and cooks you do have to hire guards to protect your tavern while you are closed. You increase their stats by purchasing better armor.

The research tree is simple but unlocks very useful things. You can eventually hire unlimited workers!

You also have a very simple research tree that unlocks things such as new drinks and the ability to hire more workers or build stairs to make an even larger tavern. The research is usually unlocked by the number of customers you serve, making it a very straight forward process.

You can also setup events to increase earnings once you reach a certain reputation.

Overall, Tavern Master is a very chill game to play. The game play is simple but rewarding and it’s nice to see your tavern grow. After each day is done, you take note of inventory, refill what you need, level up any employees, and give the unhappy ones raises. If you have enough money saved up, you can redecorate your tavern, which also has the functional purpose of attracting more customers, and then start a new day. It’s a very relaxing, great way to kill time.

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