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Game Previews from Nürnberg 2013: Forbidden Desert, Super Race, Spyrium and Náufragos

W. Eric Martin
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Board Game: Forbidden Desert
• Okay, time to start unloading the Nürnberg 2013 videos en masse, starting with an overview of Matt Leacock's Forbidden Desert, which will be released in Germany by Schmidt Spiele as Die vergessene Stadt. Willie and I got in a tiff prior to the video below as he insisted that I was misunderstanding the German and botching the name, when in fact I was merely introducing the game with the slightly different English name. Don't mess with Willie, man. He's harsh!

Board Game: Super Race
• While in the Schmidt Spiele booth, I also received an overview of Dietmar Bockelmann's Super Race from Matthias Karl, who despite what others have said is the product manager for Schmidt and not supreme-high overlord of the company. At least I think that's how others have referred to him in previous videos...

Board Game: Spyrium
• Back in the Asmodee booth, where I also got an overview of Paolo Mori's Augustus, Mark ran me through a short explanation of William Attia's Spyrium. Why so short? Apparently Asmodee had not yet received the rules for the game from Ystari – or perhaps the rules had just not made it to the stand in Nürnberg – so Mark was working on little information. (And no cracks about Mark's hair this time!)

Board Game: Castaways
• Another title that Asmodee is distributing in Germany is Alberto Corral's Náufragos, which is being published in that country by Lookout Games and elsewhere by Homoludicus and IELLO.

Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
• And to close for now, try to imagine playing "speed Tzolk'in" on a horizontal version of this giant display in the Heidelberger Spieleverlag booth. "Ninety minute playing time? Pshaw! We knock our games out in six!"

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