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An Unexpected Tavern

By Basalt Games

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A dwarf, a magician and a halfling walk into a bar… epic parody! Get this free app and live the tale of one halfling chef and his quest to regain a stolen special ingredient. Mobile catering meets high fantasy and time management in a game about a halfling tavern that pops up in all sorts of places!

Bobo Buttkins the halfling owns a food & beverage business. The problem is that halflings in his village are pretty awful customers: they eat and drink in vast quantities but frequently “forget” to pay. Even worse, a mysterious evil figure has just run off with Bobo’s special ingredient! Desperate for revenue, poor Bobo must roam Midgaard in search of customers while pursuing the thief over hill, over dale, through bush, through briar, and so on.

Guide Bobo and his ragtag band of caterers across Midgaard. You will visit the tranquil elf-home of Splitsvale, brave the forbidding heights of the Impaired Visibility Alpine Range, and venture into the Gloomweald, which is a smelly forest with a severe bug problem and is about as pleasant as it sounds. Onward!

You must help Bobo and his busy staff serve the hungry denizens of Midgaard. Work your way through several amazing locations while facing extreme catering challenges as you attempt to serve “colorful” clients. With customers like nasty goblins and snarling wolves, no one ever said that life would be easy (or long) for the proprietor of An Unexpected Tavern!

Hire and level up stalwart companions to help you run your mobile tavern. Your heroic assistants include the sturdy dwarf Boring Larchbuckler, the pecunious elf L. Ron Half-Alien, and The Great Gandolfi, conjurer extraordinaire!

Think strategically as you upgrade Bobo's mobile tavern into a legendary brand renowned across all Midgaard. Perform well and you will attract famous customers like the annoying Begonia Satchel-Buttkins and the mysterious thief who stole Bobo’s magic ingredient!

- Challenging strategy / time management gameplay
- A lighthearted and wacky fantasy parody
- Encounter colorful fantasy staples like goblins, trolls, and giants
- Take your mobile tavern to nine awesome locations across Midgaard
- Upgrade your tavern for faster service and better rewards
- Unlock, hire and level up your heroic assistants
- Complete all quests and achievements to earn more gold and unique items
- Get visits from VIP characters and earn bonus coins!

“An Unexpected Tavern” and related materials by Basalt Games are parodies of “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien, and of its cinematic adaptation “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, released by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Wingnut Films. Basalt Games exercises the right to fair use of any relevant copyrighted works for the purposes of parody.

** Please note that while the app is free, please be aware that it contains paid content for real money that can be purchased upon users' wish to enhance their gaming experience. **


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Customer Reviews


I am an avid fantasy land goer and this cracked me up


Ok 😕

Great game

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An Unexpected Tavern
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 43.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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