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Keltis HD

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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2008
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(68 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(16 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(35 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Keltis
Alternate Names
Κέλτες
圣石之路 (聖石之路)
켈티스
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Keltis is a multi-player game based on Lost Cities, with some rules changes, later published with Knizia's original rules and theme as Lost Cities: The Board Game.

Players play cards to move their playing pieces along stone paths. Cards show one of five different colors/symbols, each corresponding to one path; in addition, each card shows a number (0-10, twice each). In each color, each player can play his cards in either ascending or descending order. As in Lost Cities, it's better to concentrate on a few paths since the final spaces on a path grant high points, but ending early gives negative ones.

The active player plays one card (out of a hand of eight) or discards one, then moves the corresponding playing piece on the path. Many of the spaces have a token that grants some bonus: either immediate points (counted on the scoring track), an extra move on a path, or wishing stones that are needed at game end to avoid negative points.

The game ends when five playing pieces (from any combination of players) have reached the seventh (or higher) space on their respective paths. Now, scoring happens:

  • Pieces that moved only 1-3 steps earn negative points (-4, -3, -2).
  • Pieces with 4+ steps earn points (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10).
  • One piece of each player twice the height of other pieces scores double, either positive or negative.
  • Holding fewer than two wish stones earns negative points (-3 / -4), while a collection of five or more stones yields a bonus of 10 points.

All endgame points are added to any scored during the game. The player with the highest score wins!


Primary differences between Lost Cities: The Board Game and Keltis:

1. In LCBG you play 3 rounds, scoring at the end of all 3 for the monuments you collect. (Normal scoring occurs each round.) In Keltis, you only play 1 round, and score everything each round. This is not just a rule difference, as the scoring is different for the monuments/stones based on the number collected.

2. In Keltis, you may play your cards in either order, high to low, or low to high. In LCBG, you must go low to high.

Note: the rules for LCBG have the Keltis rules as variants, and have the board elements necessary for #1 above. Keltis does not have the rules nor board elements to play LCBG.

There are more differences that are non-substantive. (Art, points in LCBG multiplied by 5, etc.)

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German second edition (includes Neue Wege, Neue Ziele)
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2012
Product Code: 691783
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Feb 10, 2012
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Chinese first edition
Publisher: Wargames Club Publishing
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2010
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Keltis
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Hungarian first edition
Publisher: KOSMOS, Piatnik
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2009
Product Code: 770395
Size: 29.70 x 29.70 x 7.10 inches
0.07 pounds
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Korean first edition
Publisher: Korea Boardgames co., Ltd.
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Year: 2009
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Keltis
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German first edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2008
Product Code: 690359
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.19 pounds
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1 Keltis-Schnupper/Teaser rules/Правила для ознакомительной игры
Pdf с цветными картинками. Pdf with color pics.
Russian
2013-03-12
4 Keltis Solitario
Reglas para jugar en solitario a Keltis
Spanish
2012-08-28
3 KELTIS
Игровое поле (редизайн)
Russian
2012-06-08
2 маркеры для Кельтис
Маркеры для Кельтис (редизайн)
Russian
2012-06-08
10 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2012-05-17
5 Japanese Rules
Translated from German rules. No images included.
Japanese
2011-04-25
0 Keltis teaser game english rules
Keltis teaser game english rules translation
English
2010-12-19
1 Keltis Quick Reference Japanese Version
This file is japanese translated version of "Keltis Quick Reference"( http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/36122/). v1.1.j1 Fixed "取り除く" to "石の上に残る".
Japanese
2010-09-08
10 Keltis Russian rules
Pdf with color pics from original rules.
English
2010-05-12
2 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game.
English
2009-08-27
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Board Game Rank: 1014
Family Game Rank: 278
Num Ratings: 3664
Average Rating: 6.49
Standard Deviation: 1.36
Num Views: 262567
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Users Owning: 3908
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Spiele-Podcast Nr. 30: Lost Cities und Keltis (Kosmos)
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The Spiel #56 - Spiel des Schpiel 2008
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