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Spiel, held in the city of Essen each October, is one of Germany's two major game conventions, the other being the International Toy Fair in Nürnberg each February. While Spielwarenmesse is a business-only trade show, Spiel is open to the public, drawing roughly 150,000 people over four days. Hundreds of new games will be introduced at Spiel 2015, which takes place October 8-11. This preview covers games that publishers plan to release at Spiel or in the months leading up to it; listings for some smaller publishers show all titles released since Spiel 2014. Some details:

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Note that this information has been cobbled together from hundreds of sources, so inaccuracies may have crept in despite my best efforts. I will update game pages as I receive additional information, and BGG users will undoubtedly do the same, thereby keeping this Preview as up-to-date as the BGG database itself.

If you're a designer or publisher with information to share – or if you have details about an upcoming Spiel 2015 release – please send me email (wericmartin @ gmail.com). I'll respond as best as I can given the tidal wave of data flowing through the game world in anticipation of the most exciting game convention in the world: Spiel!
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Board Game Publisher: Ystari Games
• Booths 1-F122 and 3-B108, with this publisher being distributed by Asmodee in Germany, so look for its titles at the Asmodee stand.
751. Board Game: Shakespeare [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:454]
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Number of players: 1 − 4
Playing time: 20 − 90 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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The theaters of London are abuzz. In one week, her majesty the Queen will attend their new shows and will grant her support to one of the troupes. It's the chance of a lifetime for the young authors who are inflaming the populace with ever more audacious and motley plays. But how do you create a masterpiece in such a short time? Whoever has the answer to this thorny question will probably enter the rolls of history!

In Shakespeare, players are theater managers who must recruit actors, craftsmen, jewelers and others in order to assemble everything needed for the play's performance at week's end.

In more detail, the game lasts six days and on each day players recruit one new character — starting with five at the beginning of the game: four identical ones on their individual player board and one that they've drafted — and take 1-5 actions with the characters they have. Characters and their actions are:

  • Actors: Rehearse one or more acts in the three-act play; the more you rehearse, the more benefits you receive during the dress rehearsals on days four and six.
  • Costume mistress: Take costume elements to enhance your actors; if they lack a complete costume, they can't participate in the dress rehearsals.
  • Set dresser: Build the set. The more elaborate the set you build, the more rewards you receive — but the set must be symmetrical!
  • Handyman: Set them to work on whatever you need. These joes can assemble both costumes and sets, but they're not very good at it.
  • Assistant: Increase the power of your craftsmen, i.e., the three roles described above.
  • Jeweler: Take a gold costume element or set piece to dazzle the crowd.
  • Queen: Earn money by giving her an early peek, or gain an objective to win her favor on the final day.

After players take actions, they check the individual ambience level in their theater, gaining or losing points or rehearsal time depending on the atmosphere. Dress rehearsal on the fourth and sixth days provide another chance for fully-dressed actors to perform, and those who are well-rehearsed earn points or money.

On all but the final days, players must allow characters who performed to rest, with only one of those characters being able to work the next day. Thus, the more you put them to work today, the less you'll be able to do tomorrow — but those who don't plan to do as much act before other players, so that might be a good thing.

In the end, players must pay their actors, with each unpaid actor blemishing your reputation and costing you points. Whoever finishes with the most prestige points wins.

Other Information:
• Versions are available in English, in French, and in English and German.

• Ystari's Cyril Demaegd notes that at Spiel 2015 the publisher will have a few bonus items for Shakespeare — a Prospero promo card and an art booklet — but he adds, "We plan to distribute them through BGG, too, for the U.S. customers who can't travel to Germany."

• If you preorder Shakespeare by writing to preorder@ystari.com with your name and the number of copies you want — with pick-up required by the end of Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Asmodee booth — you're guaranteed to receive the bonus items listed above as well as a Shakespeare twinple (shown above at right), with which you can replace the day token in the original game. Otherwise the bonus items are available at Spiel 2015 on a first come, first served basis.

• Price €40

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752. Board Game: Starfighter [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2745]
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Number of players: 2
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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Starfighter is a two-player-only game of space combat in which each player tries to assemble card combinations that deliver effective attacks on the opponent.

The original feature of the game is the fact that an effect will be triggered every time it becomes visible, that is, either when a player plays the card or when the effect icon becomes visible again after being covered. Room for combos!

Other Information: • Available in separate English, French and German versions.


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Board Game Publisher: Z-Man Games, Inc.
• Booth 3-P115 for all non-Pandemic titles from Z-Man Games and Filosofia Éditions; booth 3-P113 for all things Pandemic.

• Booth 3-R100 for F2Z Entertainment sister company Plaid Hat Games.
753. Board Game: Apocalypse Chaos [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:3943]
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Number of players: 1 − 4
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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Description from the publisher:

We are in grave danger. Enemies are swarming around the ship, and they will not go down without a fight. We'll have to work together in order to get out of this one alive. We're going to need a plan, and we need it fast. Let's not let these...things...outsmart us, outnumber us, and certainly not outshoot us! I need you all to do what you do best. Got it? Let's do this!

In Apocalypse Chaos, your ship has been surrounded by a hostile alien race and the situation looks dire, but you and your crew ain't going down without a fight! You must work together to contest the onslaught of enemy forces, recover items of scientific interest, rescue the innocent, escape imprisonment, and destroy the alien leader.

• An action-packed cooperative experience for you and your friends to conquer.
• Modular components allow players to craft their own missions.
• Includes a campaign of scenarios to test your courage and inspire your creativity.

Other Information: • Price €40
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754. Board Game: The Battle at Kemble's Cascade [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1786]
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Number of players: 1 − 5
Playing time: 75 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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German
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FOR OFFICIAL ERRATA AND FAQ, LOOK IN THE FILES SECTION

The Battle at Kemble's Cascade is a board game adaptation of a classic shoot 'em up video game. In the game, which is played out on a scrolling space backdrop, the players take on the roles of brave space pilots sweeping around in nimble yet powerful fighters, searching the asteroid clusters for universal glory and ancient technology. Players compete to obtain the most glory, with glory resulting from carrying out missions, finding lost treasure in asteroid clusters, and destroying alien entities, not to mention other players.

In the game, players fly through an ever-scrolling space setting, which is represented by rows of cards. Each turn, the bottom row is removed and a new row is added to the top. Players move their spaceships and resolve effects continuously, performing actions such as collecting power-ups and money, fighting alien cruisers and titans, blocking and shooting other players, and dodging asteroids and black holes. The players need to balance the use of their ships' energy as it's used for both absorbing enemy fire and boosting their movement speed and fire rate.

The game includes missions and achievements as well as a mechanism called "threat level" to keep everyone in suspense throughout the whole game. Threat allows players to enjoy the satisfaction of both shooting wildly at each other and dodging the hundreds of bullets raining down from enemy fighters and other players.

All player ships are fully upgradeable with four different weapon classes, engines, shields and more. Each player must buy the upgrades and navigate the path that best fits his chosen strategy in order to successfully complete his missions and attain the most glory.

Other Information:
• Look for this item — the German edition of The Battle at Kemble's Cascade — at booths 1-F122 and 3-B108 as Z-Man Games is distributed by Asmodee in Germany.
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755. Board Game: Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Carcassonne: Die Erweiterung (later prints used the title Inns & Cathedrals) is the first major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a few new aspects to the game. There are a couple of completely new kinds of tiles - the inns and cathedrals. There are also new tiles that present cities, roads, and cloisters in new shapes. Additionally, each player gets a "big meeple" which counts as two regular meeples. Another whole set of meeples means 6 players can now enjoy the game. Finally, a set of scoring cards helps make score-keeping a little clearer.

Part of the Carcassonne series.

Other Information: • Available in both English (€12) and French (€15) versions at Spiel 2015. (I asked about the different prices, and it relates to exchange rates and manufacturing costs.)
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756. Board Game: Carcassonne: Traders & Builders [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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The second major expansion to the original game of Carcassonne, Traders & Builders contains 24 tiles with new features such as Bridges and Cities.

Some tiles also feature symbols for the goods Wine, Cloth and Wheat. Players collect one of these goods when the feature that has it on the tile is scored. Players with the most of each type of good gets bonus points at the end of the game. There is a popular house rule that allows the trading of goods between players in exchange for other goods and the ability to chose where a tile is placed. There are also two new wooden playing pieces in this expansion. The Builder is like a meeple in that it may be placed in a city or road as a kind of supervisor. A subsequent tile extension of the feature the Builder is in allows the player another tile placement. Farmers will also be able to place a new Pig pawn in a field for extra points at the end of the game.

Finally, Traders & Builders comes with a large cloth bag. Not only does this make it easier to keep and handle the tiles, but it also removes the problem of having non-identical backsides.

Carcassonne: Traders & Builders Expansion Play Summary

  • Traders - Some of the new city tiles depict goods: wine, grain and/or cloth. When you complete a city, your own or someone else's, you collect a matching token for each good in the city. At game end, whoever has the most goods in each category scores an additional 10 points.
  • Builders - Each player receives a builder meeple in his color. You can add your builder to any city or road you already have in progress. Now anytime you add a tile to that city or road, you immediately get to take another turn. The builder does not count as a follower for determining control of a city or road.
  • Pig - You can add your pig to one of your farms to enrich its value. A farm with a pig scores 4 points per completed city served instead of the usual 3.

Traders & Builders is playable with or without the first expansion.
Part of the Carcassonne series

Some versions of HiG Scandinavian release, blue box, has The River I included.

Other Information: • Available in both English (€12) and French (€15) versions at Spiel 2015. (I asked about the different prices, and it relates to exchange rates and manufacturing costs.)
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757. Board Game: Castellion [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1379]
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Number of players: 1 − 2
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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The castle at the center of the Oniverse is under attack. The dream denizens of the oniverse rush to build their castle defense against three monster attacks. Towers allow you to see what is coming. Keeps can help minimize damage. Ranks can reduce the effects of the traitors found inside your walls. Of course, the denizens have special powers of their own to aid in the defense. Will you be able to survive these attacks?

Castellion is a tile-laying game in which you form parts of the castle for defense against monsters. Each turn you flip over a tile and either use its special ability or place it as part of your castle. The more towers and keeps you form, the better your defense against attacks. Ranks prevent traitorous tiles from affecting you fully. When all three monsters have attacked and you still have a base of six tiles, you win.

Other Information: • Debuting at Spiel 2015.

• Available in separate English and French editions.

• Price €20
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758. Board Game: Code of Nine [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:4324]
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Number of players: 3 − 4
Playing time: 40 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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The world is in ruin. Humankind is but a distant memory, and only now have you awoken. You are an automaton in possession of several fragments that once held the will of the human race. The other fragments lie in the hands of your fellow automatons. You must investigate and piece together these fragments so that you alone may fulfill the final will of humanity.

Code of Nine — first released as Old World And Code Of Nine or OWACON — is a card-based board game in which the goal is to puzzle together long-gone memories. Players battle for victory points (VPs), but what will generate VPs is decided by eight so-called memory cards that are dealt at the start of the game, with each player getting to look at only two of these.

Each round, players choose actions that gain certain items such as coins, books, statues or legacies, or perhaps to peek at the other players' memory cards.

After five rounds, the score is calculated, and whoever has the most points wins.

Other Information: • Price €35
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759. Board Game: Dragon Farkle [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:5159]
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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Gather your courage! The long-enjoyed peace of Yon has been disrupted by a ferocious and mean-spirited dragon — he's terrorizing the locals and eating their livestock without their permission! Fortunately, a few wannabe heroes (that's you!) have risen to the challenge of slaying the beast. Get yourself a brave companion, gather a powerful army, and enter the Dragon's Keep for cheese and country in Dragon Farkle!

To play, you gather an army of loyal soldiers or steal them from your opponents, hire suspicious-looking companions and gain allegedly useful items (most of which aren't even cursed), then fight that dragon you've heard so much about — or don't, if you hate winning...

Other Information: • Price €20
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760. Board Game: Monster My Neighbor [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:6419]
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Number of players: 3 − 8
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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One player is a monster, another is a hunter — but who knows who is whom? What you do know, though, is that you can be either a hunter trying to capture the monster or a monster escaping from the hunters.

In Monster My Neighbour, players start the game with four cards in hand and use one card per turn. Due to many card effects, your hand will change continuously. In order to win, you have to find who is the monster or hunter, then take those key cards by using your cards wisely. Use them to win!

Other Information: • Price €15
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761. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.63 Overall Rank:2]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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Pandemic Legacy is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game. At the beginning, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

During a player's turn, they have four actions available, with which they may travel around in the world in various ways (sometimes needing to discard a card), build structures like research stations, treat diseases (removing one cube from the board; if all cubes of a color have been removed, the disease has been eradicated), trade cards with other players, or find a cure for a disease (requiring five cards of the same color to be discarded while at a research station). Each player has a unique role with special abilities to help them at these actions.

After a player has taken their actions, they draw two cards. These cards can include epidemic cards, which will place new disease cubes on the board, and can lead to an outbreak, spreading disease cubes even further. Outbreaks additionally increase the panic level of a city, making that city more expensive to travel to.

Each month in the game, you have two chances to achieve that month's objectives. If you succeed, you win and immediately move on to the next month. If you fail, you have a second chance, with more funding for beneficial event cards.

During the campaign, new rules and components will be introduced. These will sometimes require you to permanently alter the components of the game; this includes writing on cards, ripping up cards, and placing permanent stickers on components. Your characters can gain new skills, or detrimental effects. A character can even be lost entirely, at which point it's no longer available for play.

Part of the Pandemic series

Other Information: • Debuting at Spiel 2015 and in multiple countries around the world on the same date, October 8, 2015.

• Available in separate English and French editions, with red and blue covers available for both languages. Other than language differences, the contents of the red and blue editions are identical; the colors exist solely to assist those who want to run multiple campaigns with different groups and for coolness in terms of creating a panorama image when you line up two games.

• Price €50
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762. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.63 Overall Rank:2]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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Mechanics: Show More »
Language:
German
Description:

Pandemic Legacy is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game. At the beginning, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

During a player's turn, they have four actions available, with which they may travel around in the world in various ways (sometimes needing to discard a card), build structures like research stations, treat diseases (removing one cube from the board; if all cubes of a color have been removed, the disease has been eradicated), trade cards with other players, or find a cure for a disease (requiring five cards of the same color to be discarded while at a research station). Each player has a unique role with special abilities to help them at these actions.

After a player has taken their actions, they draw two cards. These cards can include epidemic cards, which will place new disease cubes on the board, and can lead to an outbreak, spreading disease cubes even further. Outbreaks additionally increase the panic level of a city, making that city more expensive to travel to.

Each month in the game, you have two chances to achieve that month's objectives. If you succeed, you win and immediately move on to the next month. If you fail, you have a second chance, with more funding for beneficial event cards.

During the campaign, new rules and components will be introduced. These will sometimes require you to permanently alter the components of the game; this includes writing on cards, ripping up cards, and placing permanent stickers on components. Your characters can gain new skills, or detrimental effects. A character can even be lost entirely, at which point it's no longer available for play.

Part of the Pandemic series

Other Information:
• Look for this item — the German edition of Pandemic Legacy — at booths 1-F122 and 3-B108 as Z-Man Games is distributed by Asmodee in Germany.

• Price €50
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763. Board Game: Skyliners [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:6416]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 30 − 40 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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In Skyliners, players collectively build buildings and skyscrapers in a shared building plot, with each player trying to satisfy bets they've made as to which buildings they'll be able to see in the five rows of buildings on their side of the playing area.

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Board Game Publisher: Zacatrus
• Booth 7-B108
764. Board Game: Los Aprendices [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:12855]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 30 − 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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English
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You're now part of the School of High Alchemy, but you still have a long path ahead of you, a path that can lead to wisdom, yet a path which is laden with pitfalls and threats that will test you in ways that you can't even imagine. Work hard. Learn to control the elements. Study each recipe and combination, no matter how impossible they may seem. Face your worst fears. And trust fortune as well because it's wise to admit that not everything is in your hands. That's the only true way to become an alchemist.

In each turn of Los Aprendices, players throw all their dice at the same time to get resources. With these resources, they place their tokens in one or more of the six boards on the table, and on these boards they can get abilities or knowledge (depending on the area the player wants to develop). The game is all about gaining resources, using the abilities to transform them into other resources (or multiply them), and rising in the different boards to gain as much knowledge as possible. When a player has more than 42 victory points, that triggers the last round, then whoever has the most points wins.

Your knowledge and intelligence will be the key to your becoming the next alchemist!


Ahora sois aprendices y os queda un largo camino por delante. Un camino de conocimiento que estará lleno de trampas, de amenazas que no imagináis todavía y que os pondrá a prueba. Esforzaos. Aprended a dominar los elementos. Memorizad cada fórmula, cada combinación posible o imposible. Plantad cara a vuestros miedos. Confiad, también, en la suerte porque es prudente reconocer que no todo está en nuestras manos. Sólo así os convertiréis en alquimistas.

El primer jugador que llegue o supere los 42 puntos de conocimiento cierra la última ronda. El que tenga más puntos en la última ronda gana.
Al principio de cada turno, los jugadores tirarán sus dados para obtener recursos según sus resultados. Con estos recursos se colocarán en los tableros que más les interesen. En cada una se obtendrán más conocimiento o más habilidades (según el campo que cada jugador quiera desarrollar).
El mecanismo del juego consiste en obtener recursos, usar las habilidades para transformarlos en nuevos elementos (o bien multiplicarlos) e ir ascendiendo en los distintas tableros para obtener tanto conocimiento como puedan.

Los Aprendices es un juego en el que tendréis que usar vuestros conocimientos e inteligencia para convertiros en alquimistas.

Other Information: • Price €26
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Board Game Publisher: Zoch Verlag
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765. Board Game: 8-28 [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:15275]
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Number of players: 3 − 6
Playing time: 20 − 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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8-28 is a press your luck card game. At the start of the game, each player gets one card they look at, then place face down in front of them. The cards have values ranging from 1 to 11. During the course of the game, the players may draw one random additional card per round to place face up in front of them. As long as any player still wants cards, gems are added to a pile. The round ends only when no one wants to take any more cards. Then, all cards are revealed and the two players whose cards are closest to a total of 8 and 28 respectively, without going over, share the gems among them.

Other Information: • MSRP €12, discounted to €10 for sales at Spiel 2015.

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766. Board Game: Beasty Bar: New Beasts in Town [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:2444] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Beasty Bar: New Beasts in Town is the first standalone expansion to the 2014 card game Beasty Bar, and it can be played either by itself or in combination with the original game, as part of a challenging two-round draft.

Twelve all-new beasts with new special powers are lining up in front of the bar. As before, it is imperative to stay at the front of the queue in order to be able to join the party. When combined with the original game, each player splits his 24 cards into two draw piles of 12 cards of his choice for two games in a row.

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• MSRP €15, discounted to €12 for sales at Spiel 2015; the Beasty Bar base game and New Beasts in Town expansion are available as a bundle for €20.

• Purchase either Beasty Bar title, and you'll receive a free Beasty Bar: Tasmanian Devil mini-expansion while supplies last. This expansions consists of four cards, one in each color, with each player now needing to usher a Tasmanian devil through the door along with all of their other animals.

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767. Board Game: Heckmeck Extrawurm [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
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Number of players: 2 − 7
Playing time: 20 − 30 minutes
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Heckmeck Extrawurm is an expansion for Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck (Pickomino) that adds four animal meeples, an additional die, two new barbecue worm portions, and seven victory point pieces (called brat worms) to the basic game. The players get the meeples on top of the barbecue worm portions that they take. Each meeple grants an individual bonus power to the player who owns it.

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• MSRP €13, discounted to €10 for sales at Spiel 2015; the Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck base game and Heckmeck Extrawurm expansion are available as a bundle for €18.

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768. Board Game: Nitro Glyxerol [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:11781]
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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Nitro Glyxerol is an action game that rewards clever timing over raw dexterity. Each player has a laboratory flask (a 3D labyrinth) full of colorful ingredients (colored cubes). Simultaneously, the players start shaking their flasks in order to navigate the ingredients into the flask's spout in the right order. Each player has to decide though when to stop as smaller ingredient chains can be used to pick up victory point cards before the opponents with longer chains may do so.

Other Information: • MSRP €30, discounted to €25 for sales at Spiel 2015.

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