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Christopher Gritt
United Kingdom
Brighton
East Sussex
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10
Apr 2009*
Brilliant! Requires planning. Lots of difficult choices.
2009-04-26
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Mateusz Pitulski
Poland
Toruń
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10
Nov 2014
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2010-04-30
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Ricardo Jorge Gomes
Portugal
Setubal
Grande Lisboa
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9.55
Apr 2015
Uma das expansões que mais muda o jogo base, uma verdadeira revolução na forma de jogar e na definição de objectivos. Keltis ganha nova vida, jogar é agora ainda mais competitivo, divertido e educativo, pois há agora não só um, mas sim vários passos a dar atrás, para poder dar outro à frente…
2015-04-20
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Yegor Sadoshenko
Ukraine
Dniepropetrovsk
Dniepropetrovsk region
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9
Jun 2009*
Now, that's an expansion! It gives so much to Keltis, it's unbelievable. Keltis itself was great. But after the expansion you can see that it was straightforward. Expansion is much deeper and brings more strategy and careful planning.
Like in Keltis we play with tokens face down.
2009-06-02
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Griselda Scarlatti
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9
Jan 2010*
Good idea, to reniew the game by simply replacing the board. With the new paths, you lose in simplicity what you gain in choices and possibilities. It's nice to have both and to decide the type of game you want.
2010-01-03
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Hiroshi Ishikawa
United States
Wexford
Pennsylvania
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9
Apr 2009*
Better than original Keltis. More control and more options over piece movements leading to more agonizing decisions.
2009-04-12
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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Apr 2011
Initial impression is that this must rank as one of the best "expansions" ever. It's basically a completely new game to play with the same deck of cards and similar scoring concepts. The same general heuristics will stand you in good stead for the expansion, but you have to be much more sensitive to tactical board layout issues in the expansion than you had to be in the basic game. The expansion lacks Keltis straightforward elegance, but also is definitely a game with more subtlety to it than the original. Not sure I'd call it better or worse than Keltis, but it's definitely different.

These follow-on Keltis products (Kartenspiel, Mitbringspiel, Keltis expansion) have really cemented my opinion - if any further demonstration was really needed - that Knizia towers over his contemporaries as a brilliant game designer. All four games use the same basic idea, of risk management and tiered scoring, but all play substantially differently, with different nuances, different tradeoffs, and different feels, that they are all distinct and worthwhile games. Where other designers simply re-use good ideas, Knizia does themes and variations.
2009-05-20
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Doug Adams
Australia
Oakleigh
Victoria
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Jan 2013
An alternative game board, plus a set of bonus chips, for Keltis. Game mechanics are virtually identical, but the game board is substantially different, and game play feels very different. The paths intersect at many places, allowing the player markers to jump colours, potentially having more than one marker advancing up the same track. There is a new set of chips to use on the new board - the usual bonus chips (including one new type that allows you to discard from a meld or hand), and a set of different coloured wishing stones. Points are slightly different - different coloured stones, as well as sets of three of a kind, both now score points. An added wrinkle is once a points plateau is reached (5, 8), advancing further decreases your score until the next plateau ... so do you push for more points or rest on what you've got in the bank. A much deeper and more interesting game board, that greatly improves on the linear nature of the base game. The base game is great for families, this board ramps it up with the increased options... highly recommended.
2009-05-10
Terry
United States
carlsbad
California
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Mar 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed this expansion. It's a far more interesting game than the original. You've got a ton of difficult decisions to make in this one.
2009-05-13
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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9
May 2009*
This Keltis game "rocks"!
2009-05-27
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Kevin O'Hare
United States
San Carlos
California
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9
Oct 2009*
It's a whole new game. Don't know that I would ever play the original game board as the new board adds so much to the play.
2009-08-09
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Mitchell Thomashow
United States
Seattle
Washington
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9
Feb 2012
Outstanding. This is the most intricate and interesting of the Keltis/Lost Cities family. There are many paths to victory and plenty of strategic considerations. This is one of the best blends of card play and board movement ever invented.
2009-12-09
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Matthew Popielski
United States
Brecksville
Ohio
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Feb 2010
This is so much better than the base game. It is a real shame that this will probably never come to the States as an expansion for Lost Cities the BoardGame.
2010-02-20
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Robert
Kuwait
Seattle
Washington
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Jul 2010
A whole lot more strategic than its parent game, this expansion has been far more of a hit with my local gaming crowd than the original, but we think we like Das Orakel the best of the Keltis family.
2010-07-04
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Dec 2010
Excellent variant of Keltis where you have to play all colors and it has more strategy. Great!
2010-12-06
Kevin Yuen
Hong Kong
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Mar 2011
Vesta bought in Munich airport, her new favourite.
2011-03-26
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
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Nov 2013
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2013-11-05
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Gabriele Pezzato
Italy
Padova
PD
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8.9
Mar 2014
I own Keltis second edition (German), which includes the expansion board (at the back of the Keltis board) and tiles. A great purchase for gateway games lovers.
2013-05-12
Nathan Trimmer
United States
West Jefferson
Ohio
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8.75
Aug 2009*
Makes a great game even better! The new board and rules really open things up and infuse Keltis with strategy.
2009-08-03
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Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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8.5
May 2013
I like Keltis but it's undoubtedly better. (more strategic, needs more complex thinking: not a gateway game anymore. Keltis is great as a gateway, the expansion is great as a true game.)
My review here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/409723
Actually I'm sure this is my favorite version of the 5 Keltis titles; O just love the tension and the need of planning ahead in this one. This game provides real game glee, the fun tension where I'm laughing during the game only because the game is so great.
2012-01-24
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Lando
Spain
Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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8.5
Mar 2009*
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2009-03-11
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Rob Herman
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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8.5
Nov 2009*
This "expansion" for Keltis really unleashes what vanilla Keltis had turned into a boring mechanism. If I could buy this as a standalone game I definitely would. Available as only an expansion, I probably won't.
2009-11-26
Alfredo Hernández
Spain
Madrid
Madrid
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8.5
Jun 2010
[Expansion]#1
2010-04-20
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Derek Thompson
United States
Marion
Indiana
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8.5
Dec 2010
2-4. Using Das Orakel cards to play this messed-up version of LC:BG. Very interesting gameplay, much trickier than the original. I really like it.
2011-01-02
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A. Pettingale
United Kingdom
Ipswich
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8.5
Jan 2014
Really good expansion, as it makes Keltis a different game. We now play the basic game when we want to play a straightforward quick filler type game, and we play the expansion when we want to think a bit.
2014-01-11
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Steve Hughes
United States
Orlando
Florida
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8.2
Jun 2010
Keltis: Neue Wege, Neue Ziele
2014-12-15
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Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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8
May 2009*
This expansion really improves the base game and I would not want to play without it in the future. There's a place for the base game, but it is a little boring and samey. This expansion definitely alters the game substantially - the tactics are not the same. You can (and should) play all five colors to keep your options open. The board play makes a big difference, and I believe it reduces the luck factor of the random card draw. I really enjoy the risks involved in moving ahead on the board. Instead of always moving as far as you can, you risk potentially earning fewer points. The bonuses for collecting wishing stones also plays a bigger role (as in the BMM game). A lot of fun!
2009-05-11
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Stephan Koehr
Germany
Frankfurt
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8
Jun 2010
Keltis with multicolored paths and crossings. Requires more planning and careful hand management than the original. I have to admit, that this is a game, that gets better with more plays. Starts to grow on me. Much better than the original Keltis. Still, preferable with at least 3 players.

2011-06-30
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United States
Greer
South Carolina
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Jun 2011
This expansion is WEIRD. It really challenges the way people are used to playing Lost Cities and the base game, because now you're not just collecting cards of one color for a single run up the board; now, you have to collect cards of all sorts of colors, and figure out how to reserve enough spaces on your played columns of cards to get you out of those dead zones near the bottom of the board. The differences in point values based on levels of the board is interesting, as well, and forces you to evaluate each and every turn more than you expected. I like that the game has a very similar style to its parent, yet still gives a very different experience. I honestly wonder if I will return to the base board after experiencing this one.

2 plays: 3 players
2010-10-08
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Snowball
Belgium
n/a
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8
Dec 2011
I am still on the fence - it is so different yet similar enough that it is hard not to compare it with the base game, which plays faster and is more streamlined.

Edit: This is another game with yet the same base system. I still prefer the base game because it plays so fast, but both are extremely nice .

2011-12-19
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Bobby Warren
United States
Glendale
Arizona
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Oct 2009*
I like this board better than the original, but will play either of them. The twisted paths and being able to start multiple figures on a path is a nice change-up.
2012-03-22
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Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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Apr 2009*
Significantly changes the original game. Cardplay moves your marker forwards, but the five coloured paths are now replaced by a multicoloured network, with additional scoring factors, additional card discarding, hills & valleys in the marker scoring. Feels very different. Quite a challenge.
2009-04-23
Glen Oberhauser
United States
Golden
Colorado
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8
Feb 2011
Expansion: In box of base game.
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Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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May 2009*
Very very good expansion.
2009-05-11
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Daisy Manning
Canada
Mount Pearl
Newfoundland
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Dec 2009*
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2010-01-03
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Francis Kan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Sep 2010
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2013-12-23
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Andrea Garino
Italy
Caraglio
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8
Aug 2009*
Dà maggiore varietà al gioco, permettendo una maggiore diversificazione delle strategie.
2011-03-12
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Adam Alleman
United States
Denver
Colorado
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8
Aug 2009*
A lot brainer than the original.
2009-08-11
Norbert Chan
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Sep 2009*
This is a German only available expansion to Keltis. The board shows a network of interconnected roads going from bottom to top, with different symbols on them. Each player has 5 tokens to advance along the roads. Players play a symbol of a card to advance up one spot on the road. The only rule for card placement is that cards must increase or decrease in value, similar to Lost Cities. There are 5 suits, and there are two numbers of each suit from 0 to 10. Generally spots on the road increase in value as one goes higher, and along the road are gems. If one accumulates all five different types, it is worth 10 pts, and three of a kind are worth 6 points. Points scored are for gems, and for the value on the road; one of the player's token is a token that is a X2 multiplier for score.

I really enjoyed this game. It's easy to play, and each game is different with the different placement of the special tokens. Knizia is back!
2009-10-18
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Jeffrey D Myers
United States
Los Ranchos
New Mexico
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8
Mar 2010
Very worthwhile expansion employing interweaving paths. The added chips allowing one to remove the last card in a stack is a nice twist.
2010-03-16
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Guy Riessen
United States
Sebastopol
California
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8
Nov 2011
This complicates the game with the branching paths, supposedly making it more "gamer" oriented, but in removing itself from the simplicity of the original's paths and bonus for reaching the path end, it takes away some of its razor-sharp competition. It's good like this, but it's wonderfully tight in its original form if played with competitive players. Upshot is, its different, not necessarily better.
2011-11-23
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Paul Salyers
United States
Denver
Colorado
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Nov 2009*
This new expansion is way better than the original. Still fairly quick at easily under an hour but just enough thinking to make it a medium-light rating. I like Keltis for some odd reason beyond the usual reasons so my rating may seem high to some.
2009-11-07
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-matt s.
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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Aug 2012
03 DEC 2010 - Haven't played the original base game (but have played Lost Cities the board game) and, although that game is fine, this one is much more interesting with the multiple pathways. Hoping to pick up a copy someday soon...
2010-12-03
Nicolas BACK
France
Paris
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Nov 2009*
bonne extension keltis, plus de varieté, plus subtil
2009-11-26
Ting Pong IP
Hong Kong
Lai Chi Kok
Unspecified
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8
Nov 2010
[Kosomos 09 edition] Sometimes, I really have to admire the talent of Knizia in designing games. Based on the core mechanic of Keltis, he manages to design a new variant that is totally different from the base game. Players need more planning in this variant. The simplicity of collecting same color cards in the basic game no longer holds in this game. In addition, the linear scoring also disappears. The tricky scoring field along a path adds depth to the decisions and exciting - if you want to shoot for the 10 points, you have to take risk of getting lower scores. The collection of wishing stones also becomes more tricky - players have to collect both different colors and set of colors. Furthermore, the new function of discarding card adds decisions and reduces luck.

In all, this is a very nice expansion, which must be tried for those who like Keltis.
2010-11-19
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William Bussick
United States
Reno
Nevada
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8
Jun 2010
Wow, this really rocks the concept of Keltis! It takes much of the focus off of the cards and makes them less important. All of the paths and stone values and new way of scoring the wishing stones makes this game really cool. This is probably the pinnacle of design around the concept so far!
2010-06-27
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Tim Thomas
United States
Oceanside
California
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Dec 2009*
I love Keltis and all its variants. The board here is wacky. I can't decide if I like having one path per color or all the twists and turns here better. I like it all!
2009-12-24
Eva Bihari
Hungary
Budapest
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Jul 2010
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N. Ma
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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8
Feb 2010
The expansion makes the game worthwhile (where it isn't in its vanilla form)! A lot more interesting decisions to make, variable paths of mixed up colours, interesting break points on the board (for example, the best space on the board is only reached after trekking through areas where you would get less points than if you'd stayed at another threshold should the game unexpectedly end), and nice collection element. So much more fun!
2010-02-06
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Stavros G.
Belgium
Brussels
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Feb 2010
Excellent expansion. A bit more complex than the base game, which revitalizes the game for people liking more complexity.
2010-06-08
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