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Garth Wallace
United States
Berkeley
California
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Nov 2006*
Absolutely brilliant pure bidding game. Especially amusing if you're a bit of a movie buff (or at least know something about classic movies), but you don't actually need to know anything about film to enjoy it immensely. Too bad it'll never come out in English.
2006-11-19*
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Scott Starkey
United States
Dayton
Indiana
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Apr 2005*
Top-notch Reiner Knizia game. Prefer the German version.
2013-07-28
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Jonathan Hastings
United States
New York
New York
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Apr 2014
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Andrew Rae
New Zealand
Wellington
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Oct 2009*
Cutesy names for fake movie stars has never looked so good. I'll play anytime.
2007-12-25*
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Jay Little
United States
Eden Prairie
Minnesota
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Nov 2009*
Great bidding/auction game with zero sum money in play -- winning bid payments get paid out to the other players. Felt a bit cramped with very few elements available to fulfill movies, so luck of the draw (especially for the party spaces) could really impact your ability to be competitive and complete a few films. A bit of "surging" in the games where a large bid may keep you out out of a few rounds as your resources are now in the hands of the other players, so you really, really need to time your moves well. Still, an interesting bidding system which I enjoy far more than Ra or Medici. FAR PREFER TRAUMFABRIK version over the Hollywood Blockbuster version - that's the only version I'm interested in via trade.
2007-06-25*
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Mark Salamon
United States
Escondido
California
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Oct 2008*
If I could get my hands on a copy, this would probably move into the top 10. Love the theme (of the original). Not at all interested in the bogus American release.
2007-11-22*
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Ross G.
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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May 2009*
After 10+ Plays: I love the closed economy, the balance between completing films early and making them the best, the competition for actor tiles for first choice in the parties, and the theme and graphics (only in the original German version). I think this one is really at its best with 5, and I don't think it works well at all with 3.
2011-03-16
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Mike Bauerlein
United States
Mesa
Arizona
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Apr 2006*
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Lynette
United States
Richland
Washington
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8.5
Apr 2008*
Want Traumfabrik, not Hollywood Blockbuster.
Love the older movies and it is great fun to make movies like Bambi with Alfred Hitchcock as the director. LOL
Note plays recorded will be Tramfabrik since that is what my game group owns.
2008-04-06*
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d gatherum
United States
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Apr 2005*
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Justin Beatty
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Nov 2006*
For me the thing that makes this game great is the theme. Throughout the game there are always hilarious referrences made and plenty of laughing. A fairly straightforward auction game, but enough twists and tricks to keep me coming back. Not as deep as Ra but more pure fun IMO.
2006-11-21*
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JOHN TODD JENSEN
United States
JOHNSON CREEK
WI
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Feb 2009*
Would like either Traumfabrik or Fabrik der Träume. Not Hollywood Blockbuster or Dream Factory.

If you don’t see something you want on my "For Trade" list, check my collection and make me an offer! I may be willing to part with it.
2011-12-31
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Aaron Seeber
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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Nov 2009*
Clever auction game with a humorous touch. Only play the original German version!
2011-07-07
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Henrik Schunk
Germany
Cologne
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Nov 2011
Played the Traumfabrik version and was surprised how simple this game actually is. At its heart, it is nothing but a tile collecting game with an auction mechanic. Yet, theme theme makes it more exciting than your average farmer fare. I still think the game could have done with a bit more interaction but I suppose with more plays, the players will start looking out for each others' productions to be to a higher extent, hoping to grab the film awards first and ending up with the best film in the respective genres. Definitely a little gem when played with film fans.
2011-06-13
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Reese B
Canada
Markham
Ontario
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Jan 2014
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Ian Sudderth
United States
Woodside
New York
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Oct 2014
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J. Vandekerckhove
Belgium
Deinze
Oost-Vlaanderen
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7.5
Mar 2008*
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Darin Hoopes
United States
Clinton
Utah
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7.5
Dec 2011
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Abe Demcho
United States
Carlsbad
CA
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7.5
May 2014
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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Sep 2007*
Possibly my favorite auction game that I don't own... need to correct that, don't I? I don't like the American version (Hollywood Blockbuster) for the weak art & parody theme - the original is much more evocative of a bygone era.
2007-09-15*
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Kieron Mitchell
United States
Indianapolis
IN
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Jul 2006*
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Tom Gurganus
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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Sep 2011
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Michael Stone
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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Oct 2013
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Aaron Marquette
United States
Los Angeles
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Feb 2012
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Michael T. Probst
Germany
Waghäusel
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Dec 2013
Good game, seems like an old overlooked classic gem, played this first this year. But you have to know the mechanic and what is important to "win" or at least to be competitive till the end. Experienced players will allways win if they do not support decisions by first/or less experienced players. (Hint: It's important to have "Stars", tiles with red rendering, that you stay competitive in the bidding and ranking of choosing tiles!)

It seems on of the "older" Knizia's which are not well balanced till the deep end, but it's still fun to play and the theme is really good and not often used.
I would recommend a "try" by yourself, its a really nice game, for families with an fresh and unconsumed theme.
2013-12-28
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Daniel Perlmutter
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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6.5
Sep 2014
Looking for the Traumfabrik edition.
2015-06-30
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Robert Martin
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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Sep 2005*
Great game - such a shame we won't see an American version because I think this could be a real mainstream hit. One tip - don't underestimate the power of actors, or you will lose badly!
2005-09-09*
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Jesse Mundis
United States
San Jose
California
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Jan 2009*
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Freelance Police
United States
Palo Alto
California
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May 2010
Another auction mechanic in Traum I liked are auction mechanics where you spend victory points (ie. money) to earn victory points (ie. stars). Most auctions have an annoying mechanic where you convert Resource A to Resource B, and only Resource B grants you victory points. It's annoying because you need to be familiar with the resource structure of the game to make a proper bid.

And Traumfabrik's closed auction system is *nice*. I have a tendency to hoard money in games with money, but this paid off in the late-game, when I could blow cash to get those bonus points I wanted, yet up the bidding to force others to pay more money for the bonus points *they* needed. And, when they paid for it, they filled my coffers. With victory points. Muhahahaah.

Fun, light game, recommended even for those who hate auction games (like me!).
2010-05-13
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Rick Baptist
United States
Highland
California
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Mar 2011
Neat little auction set-collecting game with a really fun theme. I like the components in my uberplay edition. There's just something missing that makes it stand out to me. Rather soulless, but I love the trophies.
2011-05-22
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susie holton
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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Paul Stephanouk
United States
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Rutger Mooy
Netherlands
Utrecht
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Tod Levi
United States
Delhi
New York
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Jason Brown
United States
Palm Springs
Florida
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David Wayne
United States
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Tony Smerychynski
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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Robert Russell
United States
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Aaron Sparks
Canada
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Greg Pool
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Carmel Valley
California
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Dean Humphreys
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Surrey
British Columbia
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Brent Easton
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Berry
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Michael Perkins
United States
Austin
Texas
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Gamers' Choice Awards Best Strategy Game Nominee 2001
2004-08-28*
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Jon Aquino
Canada
Victoria
BC
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Tim Johnson
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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David Moore
United States
Memphis
Tennessee
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joey nelson
United States
los angeles
California
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Mike Weaver
United States
Glen Rock
Pennsylvania
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United States
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