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1986
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3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Die Macher
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Die Macher is a game about seven sequential political races in different regions of Germany. Players are in charge of national political parties, and must manage limited resources to help their party to victory. The winning party will have the most victory points after all the regional elections. There are four different ways of scoring victory points. First, each regional election can supply one to eighty victory points, depending on the size of the region and how well your party does in it. Second, if a party wins a regional election and has some media influence in the region, then the party will receive some media-control victory points. Third, each party has a national party membership which will grow as the game progresses and this will supply a fair number of victory points. Lastly, parties score some victory points if their party platform matches the national opinions at the end of the game.

The 1986 edition featured 4 parties from the old West Germany and supported 3-4 players. The 1997 edition supports up to 5 players in the re-united Germany and updated several features of the rules as well. The 2006 edition also supports up to 5 players and adds a shorter 5 round variant and additional rules updates by the original designer.

Die Macher is #1 in the Valley Games Classic Line

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Die Macher
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English third edition
Publisher: Valley Games, Inc.
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Year: 2006
Size: 10.00 x 12.00 x 2.80 inches
2.82 pounds
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Die Macher
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German second edition
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH, Moskito Spiele
Artist: Marcus Gschwendtner
Year: 1997
Product Code: 48116
Size: 14.60 x 10.70 x 2.80 inches
3.00 pounds
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German first edition
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
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Year: 1986
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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5 Die Macher Parties by Liumas
The 5 political parties explained in detail, each on 1 page. [ImageID=2419910]
English
2015-02-19
4 Regex' Horizontal Tuckbox Set for Die Macher Sleeved Cards
This is a box set with a special horizontal design suitable for sleeved cards that would help you store your sleeved cards (standard Mayday thickness). The boxes also feature a nice graphics design with content list on each box. Make sure you do not print from the browser preview and you disable fit to page - the file uses A4 file size. Get more of my horizontal designs here: [geeklist=66710][/geeklist] [imageid=2281199][imageid=2281200]
English
2014-10-22
3 Die Macher - הוראות בעברית
Die Macher rules translated to Hebrew.
English
2013-11-13
2 Player Aids in French
6 small individual Player Aid for the game. 6 petites aides de jeu individuelles qui reprennent l'ordre et les différentes phases du tour.
French
2013-05-31
14 Die Macher full color score sheets (English)
These are scoresheets for DieMacher (in English), in full color. Easier to use than the black and white ones that come with the game. When you run out of the originals, just print more!
English
2012-09-16
0 Die Macher polska pomoc gracza
Die Macher polska pomoc gracza 1.0
Polish
2012-09-12
42 Die Macher - English Rules pdf
PDF file of the English rules for those with only the German version or those who may have lost theirs from the English copy.
English
2012-03-09
11 Die Macher Chinese Rule v1.0
Die Macher Chinese Rule v1.0
Chinese
2011-03-17
8 Re-introducing some 1st Edition rules.
This re-introduces some 1st Edition rules, the biggest of which are changes to the number of Party Policy cards and how Party platforms are changed. Also includes a couple of variants designed by Derek Carver about turn order bidding and scoring for money left at the end of the game.
English
2010-11-27
31 Alternate Public and Party Decks
Files Contain: More-distinct cards for the Public Opinion and Party Policy decks. I have a hard time telling Public Opinion cards apart, because they tend to feature small, dark icons and pictures of cranes. Here are replacement cards I made, designed to be immediately identifiable from a distance and colored so as not to exclude red/green colorblind players.
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2010-05-01
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