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Year Published
2003
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
The Bridges of Shangri-La
Alternate Names
Die Brücken von Shangrila
De Bruggen van ShangriLa
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In Shangri-La, the mysterious and isolated utopia nestled high in the mountains, a strange struggle for dominance has begun. Once peaceful and neighborly, the Masters of the competing mountain-folk train their students and send them out across bridges to control neighboring villages. To take control of a village, the students must come together in uncomfortable alliances, regardless of their tribal origin. Eventually students become Masters themselves, train new students and expand to other villages.

There is one thing each student must keep in mind as they travel from village to village -- the mystical powers of Shangri-La mysteriously cause the bridges to collapse, separating villages forever. One crucial question will decide the winner: who will control the most Masters of Shangri-La?

Players take on the roles of leaders of a specific tribe. There is a battle raging over the empty villages of the land and players must quickly fill those villages with their tribal leaders. As players migrate tribal leaders from one village to the next, they must not become too weak or they risk losing leaders to opposing tribes. The ultimate object of the game is to have the most leaders on the board at the end of the game.
It is an abstract game with many options and tense until the end.

2004 Mensa Select

Thematically, players are adding masters and students, and trying to have the students migrate to nearby villages to become masters. Functionally, this is essentially a military game. Players either spend their turn reinforcing a village (adding more tokens there) or invading a neighboring village (expanding influence if you have more total tokens than the victim). The unique twist is that, after each invasion, the connecting bridge is removed. So over the course of the game, attack options become more and more limited, until the game naturally comes to a conclusion.

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Components:

  • Game board
  • 23 Wooden bridges
  • 168 Master tiles in 4 colors
  • 12 Glass Stones
  • rule booklet (4 p.)

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Die Brücken von Shangrila
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Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Andreas Steiner, Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Andreas Steiner, Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Product Code: 999-BRUS01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Überplay
Artist: Andreas Steiner, Imelda Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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7 The Bridges of Shangri-La Chinese Rules
The Bridges of Shangri-La Chinese Rules 香格里拉之橋 中文(正體)規則 自製彩色中文規則說明書 ©2012台東桌遊同樂會 Finhisky 著作權聲明 僅供個人使用者自行下載參閱,禁止轉讓、散佈、商業使用或其他用途。
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2 Teaching aid for The Bridges of Shangri-La - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
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19 Shangri-La-Summary.pdf
Concise Gameplay, Journey and Scoring Summary - 2 Player Aids per Sheet
2005-02-17
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A computer program translation tidied up so that the game is playable - Games Gazette
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