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Shane Jackson
United States
Sanford
North Carolina
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10
Jun 2002*
Great auction game from my favorite designer. Even my 9 year old loves it. You should see the struggles to get the worst movie award. It's satisfying to plug the chits you win into the movie openings.
2002-06-28*
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Mike Mayer
United States
Arcadia
California
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10
Nov 2008*
Great theme. I've modernized my bits. Players can draw from a huge number of recent movies.
2003-05-22*
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Seamus Doyle
United States
South Carolina
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10
Mar 2004*
Joe Andrews
United States
Birmingham
Michigan
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10
Mar 2004*
Currently this is my favorite game. I love the theme, love the mechanic, enjoy the awards, play the CD in the background. A great package.
2004-03-17*
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Tony Kerkhove
Belgium
Waregem
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10
Apr 2004*
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Jodi Soares
United States
San Leandro
California
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10
Jul 2004*
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Andrew Olson
United States
Otsego
Minnesota
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10
May 2014
It's a good game that is simple to learn and play. The theme works well and its a lot of fun attempting to translate the German name of the movie without looking it up.
2009-09-18
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osCar Fries
Sweden
Stockholm, Älvsjö
Sweden
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10
Jan 2005*
Craig Massey
United States
Salem
MA
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10
Dec 2010
Outstanding auction game with a great theme. Like so many of Knizia's games, this on really shines after multiple plays, especially if all the players have some experience with this game. If you can, track down the original edition of Traumfabrik. It is vastly superior to the ridiculous cartoon version that is Hollywood Blockbuster which set a new low for standards on reprints.
2015-01-10
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Joe Saul-Sehy
United States
Texarkana
Texas
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10
Jan 2011
My favorite game. Great theme and gameplay. Original comment was from 2005. Now in 2013 this is still my favorite boardgame.
2013-01-31
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Katie Harris
United States
Colorado
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10
Dec 2005*
There are quite a few pieces to set up, but the gameplay itself moves along quickly. We have played with 2 or 3 players, and the game plays nicely either way. It's fine for 2 even though it's largely an auction game. There aren't many contracts (money) in play, and whoever wins an auction pays the other player, so you must manage your contracts carefully. The theme is really fun and adds alot to the game. The rules are easy to learn and the English translation on bgg is very clearly written.
2005-12-04*
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JESUS TORRES CASTRO
Spain
CÓRDOBA
Andalucía
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10
Mar 2006*
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Sven Baumer
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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10
Feb 2006*
Superb game, rich in theme and interaction. Fast and simple rules. Very well suited for non-gamers!
2006-02-10*
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Bernie Selinger
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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10
Mar 2006*
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Brad Cooley
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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10
Mar 2006*
It is probably 50% theme, and only 50% gameplay, but I really like this game. Simple rules, and it plays fast. It is also, after Razzia!, one of the best auction games for new players. Too bad it is OOP (and after seeing some of the new actors, I'm glad I picked the original up when I got the chance).
2006-03-27*
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Bill Romaniecki
United States
Attleboro
Massachusetts
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10
May 2006*
Anthony DePietro
United States
Mountville
Pennsylvania
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10
Sep 2006*
Awesome... I have played with gamers and nongamers and it is usually well received. I love this game, we're makin der besten film
2006-09-14*
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Mark Edwards
United States
South Attleboro
Massachusetts
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10
Oct 2006*
Excellent Knizia auction game where the theme really works. It's light but still with enough depth to keep a gamer intently interested, easy to teach and play, and finishes in an hour. Big thumbs up!
2006-10-24*
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Mike Wong
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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10
Jan 2009*
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Federico Galeotti
Italy
Firenze
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10
Nov 2006*
[Traumfabrik - German Edition] Wonderful auction gameplay mechanics (as to be expected from Reiner Knizia), and, for once, seamlessly integrated with the theme, which is the one thing that pushes this gem over the top (movie making cannot be beaten!)
2015-02-14
Owned
Mike Marshall
United States
Sudlersville
Maryland
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10
Dec 2006*
Fabrik der Träume w/CD, Great theme and gameplay! I'm really glad I picked up the German version, rather than waiting for the watered-down American one. One of my favorite games!! /Also have Hollywood Blockbuster new in shrink.
2013-05-26
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J P
Canada
Unspecified
Alberta
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10
Dec 2006*
Christopher Floyd
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Jan 2007*
My most-played game of the last year. Idiotic that there isn't an English edition! *Scratch that: Looking forward to Hollywood Blockbuster.
2007-01-30*
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Kiko Fernandez Velasco
Spain
Cordoba
Andalucía
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10
Feb 2007*
I hate the new name!!!!

TRAUMFABRIK or FABRIK DER TRAUME is better

2007-02-25*
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James Bardsley
Canada
Oakville
Ontario
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10
Jun 2007*
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Aaron Watson
United States
West Jordan
UT
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10
Jun 2008*
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Joseph Cardarelli
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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10
Jul 2007*
A pure auction game of pure genius! Each round 6 different sets of items are auctioned off, with the winner evenly distributing the money he paid to the other players. The items go in "movies" that are trying to be completed for points. Each item is rated 1-3 (with a few 4 rated Directors), with the rating being how many VP's its worth. Each player starts with 3 movies he/she is trying to complete, with each movie calling for different elements, such as a director and 2 actors, or Director, Actor, Special Effects, and Music, etc. Only lasting 4 rounds, its an intense, yet fun, action packed game!
2007-07-27*
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Xi Bi
China
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10
Aug 2007*
Very enjoyable auction game. Nicely themed.
2007-08-20*
yenfun chiu
Taiwan
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Feb 2010
Chuck Uherske
United States
Rockville
Maryland
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10
Oct 2007*
Games don't get much more fun than this. The zero-sum bidding mechanism is fascinating. I love the planning made possible by seeing upcoming lots. The math is subtle and mysterious, and you can't beat the theme. You really feel like you're competing to attract the best talent in Hollywood. Oozing with atmosphere, great mechanics, and sheer fun.
2007-10-28*
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Carol Jones
United States
Maryland
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10
Mar 2011
The Traumfabrik version is a much better version than the Americanized Hollywood Blockbuster. The black and white tiles and board invoke the early era of American movies and the board is just the right size for the game. The play of Hollywood blockbuster is the same, however the board has grown into an unnecessary monstrosity of obnoxiously bright colors. The tiles follow suit and are much harder to distinguish than the black and white. Also, while humorous, the fake names take away from the realness of the theme and make it seem more hokey. And alas, no Reiner.
This game does not require reading, so may be taught to more advanced children.
2008-01-06*
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Brett Myers
United States
Madison
WI
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10
Dec 2007*
This is a great game of bid and bluster, with a fabulous theme and a tight, zero-sum auction. The Hollywood studio system theme meshes well with the innovative mechanisms, creating an immersive experience seldom seen in Knizia's games.
2007-12-12*
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Terry Egan
United States
Waltham
MA
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10
Dec 2007*
Upgraded rating. This game improves with repeated play and familiarity, and becomes exceedingy fun and balanced when all players are experienced with the mechanics. Many possible strategies and paths to victory. I like the original Traumfabrik edition far better than Hollywood Blockbuster, which I would rate a 6 at best. The Traumfabrik edition vs. Hollywood Blockbuster (like Showmanager vs. Atlantic Star) is absolute proof that components and theme do matter in a game.
2014-07-24
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silence means security
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Sep 2008*
Almost perfect mix of theme, graphics, and game play.
Hollywood Blockbuster is a decent effort for a reprint considering limitations but just doesn't quite have the same spark.
2008-01-09*
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-matt s.
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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Jul 2014

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Really fantastic auction game. Lots of tension, interesting closed economy (winner payment gets split between the other players)
2014-09-03
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Renato Soriano
Brazil
Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
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Jul 2008*
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Jade Yoo
South Korea
Seoul
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Jun 2009*
가볍게 즐기기 좋은 영화 만들기. 그 매력적인 테마라니!
2009-06-22
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Tommy Lee
Taiwan
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Mar 2009*
tommy li
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Mar 2009*
Chris Dippel
United States
Forest Hills
New York
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Jun 2011
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BG HUT
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Aug 2009*
Hans Jacobs
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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Aug 2009*
aka Fabrik der Traume or Blockbusters
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2012-05-12
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Raiko Puust
Estonia
Keila
Harju Maakond
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Aug 2009*
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Orin Bishop
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Dec 2009*
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Yanic Boisvert
Canada
Drummondville
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Jan 2010*
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Keith Rapley
United Kingdom
Seer Green
Bucks
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Feb 2010
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jialian tang
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Mar 2010
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won jung choi
South Korea
Seoul
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Sep 2010
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Gary Libby
United States
Middletown
Rhode Island
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10
Jul 2011
Great game, best version!
2011-07-03
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Kelstar Korene
France
Libourne
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Dec 2011
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