Games to buy in Germany - please help a newbie. :)
Matt B
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Hi everybody. I'm still new to boardgamegeekdom, and I need a little help from you folk. Despite visiting this site nearly daily and adding 30ish amazing games to my collection over the last couple of months, I'm still very new to certain aspects of this hobby. Let me get to the root of my problem...

I have a couple very good friends who moved to Germany recently, and they have agreed to re-ship orders of boardgames out of there to little ol' me in Tampa. I need your help in creating a good list of games that are common/semi-common/at least findable in Germany that otherwise can be difficult to acquire here in the US. Also, I need to know websites/stores in Germany that could supply the boardgames for them to ship to me. Currently I've been visiting playme.de, but I don't know enough German to find many sites. I've also heard of Adamspielt and somethingmilan.de, but know nothing about them. Please end my ignorance and inform me of the games I should buy online/have them look for and where to do the buying from. I'll start the list with a couple of games that seem to be easy enough to obtain from Germany but difficult here. If you have physical store locations, they live near Trier.

Also, I'm not so knowledgeable on what games are totally awesome and so please bring amazing games to my attention in the process of filling in this list. Also, please note which games won't be at all playable without a thorough knowledge of German.

Thanks for any and all help!
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1. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:342]
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I think this game is very hard to find stateside but easy to find in Germany. It's on my list and I might pick up an extra copy or two to trade, should I be able to get ahold of it.
 
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2. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:186]
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This game seems to be difficult to find even in Germany. Any help would be appreciated on where to find/when to give up on this one. (I don't know too much about this one).
 
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3. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:306]
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This one seems "findable" at least in Germany, but absent from the US. I'm on the right track here, right?
 
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4. Board Game: Razzia! [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1226]
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I'm not so sure this game fits the bill but I wanted it and can only seem to find copies on German game selling sites.
 
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5. Board Game: Schotten Totten [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:369]
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I saw this one at boardsandbits so I'm not sure I need to get this one in Germany, but maybe you guys know different?
 
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6. Board Game: The End of the Triumvirate [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1308]
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Apparently this is a good one that premiered at Essen 2005.
 
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7. Board Game: Dschunke [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1825]
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10€ at Kaufhof (major shop, in every larger city in Germany)
 
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8. Board Game: The Scepter of Zavandor [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:841]
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This game looks good and is nearly impossible to find here.
 
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I would recommend "Ursuppe" to you. A bit hard to find nowadays but a really great game that mixes a funny theme and fast and easy gameplay with astoundingly deep strategy.
 
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