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Year Published
1974
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 to 12
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Primary Name
Die heisse Schlacht am kalten Buffet
Alternate Names
Buffet Royal
Generalowsky
La grande abbuffata
Die heiße Schlacht am kalten Buffet
Kangaroo
Känguruh
Kapphlaupið að kalda borðinu
Mahé
Parhaat Palat
Smörgåsbordet
De Verhitte Strijd aan het Koude Buffet
ウミガメの島
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In Die Heisse Schlacht am Kalten Buffet, alternatively released as Kangaroo and Generalowsky, players try to win prize cards from the limited number available to them — but to win they must lap a circular track that (typically) consists of 21 spaces, and not only must they circle the track, but they have to do so while being top dog, so to speak.

On a turn, a player rolls 1-3 six-sided dice to determine whether she moves and if so how far she moves. She rolls the dice one by one, stopping when she wishes, and the sum of the dice rolled can't exceed 7. If she rolls only one die, she moves forward by the number rolled; if she rolled two dice, she moves twice the sum of her dice (if the sum ≤ 7); and if she rolled three dice, she moves three times the sum (again, if the sum ≤ 7). If her sum exceeds 7, she removes her piece from the board and starts the lap from the beginning next turn.

If one piece lands on another, the bottom piece must carry the top one when it next moves; what's more, the owner of the piece on top dictates how many dice the bottom player must roll — and if those dice sum to more than seven, then both pieces are removed from the track. Stacks can have any number of pieces, and whoever is on top dictates to the active player how many dice she must roll. When a piece in the middle of a stack moves, it leaves all pieces below it in place.

When a piece or a stack lands on or passes the final space in the lap, the owner of the topmost piece takes one of the prize cards; each prize has a value on it, and once all the prizes have been claimed, whoever has the highest sum of prize cards wins.

The 2014 edition of the game, Mahé, allows for play with up to seven player turtles, who are circling the island while trying to lay their eggs on the beach and receive points for doing a good job.

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Contents:

  • 1 Board
  • 6 wooden discs in 6 different colours
  • 20 prize-cards
  • 3 dice

Microbadge:

  • mb Mahé fan - "You can't fool me. It's turtles all the way down."

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ウミガメの島
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Japanese edition
Publisher: Möbius Games
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franjos Spieleverlag Multilingual edition
Publisher: franjos Spieleverlag
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2014
Product Code: 4021505141131
Size: 8.27 x 8.27 x 2.09 inches
1.32 pounds
Dutch, English, French, Germanmore»
Release Date: Oct 10, 2014
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Year: 1991
Size: 8.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
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Die heisse Schlacht am kalten Buffet
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Ravensburger First edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Sybille Engels
Year: 1990
Product Code: 01 265 7
Size: 8.66 x 5.51 x 1.18 inches
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Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Sybille Engels
Year: 1990
Product Code: 01 587 0
Size: 8.66 x 5.51 x 1.18 inches
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English Translation of the German rules by user, with added example illustrations.
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0 De Verhitte Strijd aan het Koude Buffet
De Verhitte Strijd aan het Koude Buffet - Nederlandse regels
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