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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2005
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(8 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(3 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
Kaivai
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Kaivai, by the Ostertag brothers, is a board game about a dynamically-growing island region and the various uses of the islands. The title is Polynesian and means "Water eaters".
The game is about catching fish to trade for shells and points. The shell money is used to build up the islands, in order to gain more points. At the start of the game the players bid for turn order. The highest bidder goes first and may move his ships - but must pay dearly for new islands. Those who bid less get to pay less for the islands, but don’t get to move as much. The players can choose from six different player actions. When a player chooses and action for the first time, it’s free. But if it’s chosen a second time, it must be paid for and the payment increases each subsequent time that action is chosen. At the start of the next round, the value of the shells is reduced and the fish come closer to rotting. After 8 rounds comes the final scoring, in which the portions of the islands controlled by the players are counted.
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Kaivai
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Second Edition (smaller box)
Publisher: Pfifficus Spiele
Artist: Anselm Ostertag
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
English, German
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First Edition
Publisher: Pfifficus Spiele
Artist: Anselm Ostertag
Year: 2005
Size: 17.80 x 13.94 x 2.28 inches
3.38 pounds
German
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Second edition interim version with first edition cover
Publisher: Pfifficus Spiele
Artist: Anselm Ostertag
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
English, German
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0 Kaivai Chinese Player Aid
修正一个错误
Chinese
2014-05-29
6 Kaivai English player board
Complete Kaivai player board in english.
English
2011-04-18
0 Kaivai Aiuto giocatore
Scheda di riassunto del turno. 2 per pagina. Italian player Aid. Two per page.
Italian
2011-04-12
0 Regolamento condensato Kaivai
Riassunto delle regole di Kaivai in una pagina. Italian quick reference for Kaivai.
Italian
2011-04-12
5 Kaivai Regeln 2. Edition deutsch
complete rules in German, page 1 to 8
English
2009-07-14
36 Page 1 new english rules
Kaivai rules, second edition ("new rules") all 7 pages
English
2009-05-28
1 Kaivai_ Kompaktregeln_DEU
Vollständige kompakte Regeln von KAIVAI auf deutsch.
German
2009-05-19
7 Kaivai English player board jpg
Kaivai player board with English text
2009-01-29
1 KAIVAI KURZSPIELREGELN v2.0 dt.
German "short rules"(by Andreas Ronge), for Kaivai+Expansion, with lots of colored pictures
German
2008-01-01
10 KAIVAI QUICK RULES v2.0 eng
quick overview about Kaivai+Extension with colored pictures
English
2008-01-01
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1938
Strategy Game Rank: 788
Num Ratings: 336
Average Rating: 6.90
Standard Deviation: 1.40
Num Views: 56874
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.7
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 176
Users Owning: 418
Users Wanting: 115
Users Trading: 15 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 534
Plays This Month: 2
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Num Ratings 28
Average Rating 7.70
Average Weight 3.40
Num Owned 166
Prev. Owned 22
For Trade 4
Want in Trade 26
Wishlist 29
Comments 25
Year Published 2006
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