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As in 2014 and 2015, I'm previewing games being shown at the 2016 Nürnberg and New York toy fairs in a single GeekList. The game market is an international market — with publishers selling around the world and players buying from wherever they need to in order to get games they want — so combining these previews makes sense.

Some background about the two conventions: The 67th Spielwarenmesse – the International Toy Fair in Nürnberg, Germany – takes place January 27 to February 1, 2016, while the 113th annual American International Toy Fair in New York is held Feb. 13-16, 2016.

Note that unlike at the Spiel game convention in October, many games previewed in Nürnberg and New York won't be available for purchase immediately, instead appearing in stores over the next few months. Think of this list as a preview of what you might see appear in stores throughout the first half of 2016 (although some games won't appear until Q3/Q4 2016).

I'll be visiting both Nürnberg and New York to record game demos of the titles on display there. Feel free to suggest other games to add to this Preview via email (wericmartin AT gmail.com) or in the comments section!
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Board Game Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE
Board Game Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE
1. Board Game: Cacao: Chocolatl [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
Board Game: Cacao: Chocolatl
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Cacao: Chocolatl features four modules for the Cacao base game, and these modules can be used individually or in any combination with the other modules.

1. The chocolate module includes three chocolate maker tiles, three chocolate markets and twenty wooden chocolate markers. Chocolate is made out of cacao at the chocolate maker tiles and can be sold at a high price but only on special markets.

2. The huts module includes twelve double-sided huts you can acquire during the game. They give their owner special powers during the game or extra points when fulfilling specific conditions.

3. The irrigation module includes three special plantations where you can harvest a lot of cacao fruits but must pay with water.

4. The maps module includes a preview board for two more tiles that are visible near the draw pile. Each player receives two map tiles at the beginning of the game, and for each tile spent he can also choose from the preview board when filling up spaces on the board.

Other Information: • Price €15
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2. Board Game: Fliegen klatschen [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:5888]
Board Game: Fliegen klatschen
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Number of players: 2 − 8
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 6 and up
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In the card game Fliegen klatschen, players attempt to catch flies the fastest. Players turn over cards one by one of different colors. Play continues until either five colors of fly or a fly swatter card are revealed. At this point, the players try to "swat" the most numerous color of fly by placing their hands over fly cards of this color. The fastest players get the flies. Whoever collects the most flies wins.

Other Information: • Price €8

Board Game: Fliegen klatschen
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3. Board Game: Game of Trains [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2614]
Board Game: Game of Trains
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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In Game of Trains, each player is in charge for his line of trains. At the beginning of the game, the train cars in the player's train line — each with their own number — are sorted in descending order. The aim of the game is to be the first one to rearrange your train line so that the cards are in ascending order. Each card has a train car with a number and also a special power depicted on it.

On a turn, the player can do one of two things: draw a card from the draw pile and replace one of the cards in his train line with the newly drawn card, or take a face-up card from the middle of the table and use it as a special power. Cards that are replaced from a player's train line are put in the middle to be used as special powers, and the cards that are used as special powers are discarded. Special powers include such actions as swapping two cards, moving a card, destroying everyone's cards, and so on. The players keep taking turns until one has their train line in ascending order and wins.

Other Information: • Glad to see this one again since I failed to pick up a copy during Spiel 2015!

• Price €10
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4. Board Game: Knatsch [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:11005]
Board Game: Knatsch
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Knights, a.k.a. Knatsch, is a dice game in which players attempt to capture cards to fulfill the victory conditions. Players may win by capturing four castles, capturing three castles and toppling the King, or capturing two castles and winning three tournaments.

Each card displays a dice combination that must be beaten to win the card. Dice are rolled several times with the player saving good dice, throwing out sixes, and rerolling others for a better score. Special cards add a lot of flavor to the dice battles. Some special cards add an extra roll or an extra die for combat; others help you defend or attack castles.

Trivia: Some editions of Coloretto have contained one (or more) "Creepy Castle" cards that serve as expansion cards for Knights.

Other Information: • The creepy castle returns!

• Price €8

Board Game: Knatsch
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5. Board Game: Leo muss zum Friseur [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2682]
Board Game: Leo
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 6 and up
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Leo the lion's mane is far too long and he risks looking shaggy and losing the respect of his fellow animals — but those same animals keep stopping him to chit-chat while on the way to a haircut. Can you get this king of the jungle to the barber shop in time?

In Leo, players need to help Leo reach the barber shop before it closes for the day. To set up, place all of the animal tiles face down, shuffle them, then create a track that leads from Leo's bed to Bobo's Barber Shop. Set the clock to 8:00 a.m. Each player starts a number of cards in hand.

On a turn, a player plays one card to move Leo ahead 1-4 spaces on the track, then reveals the animal tile on which Leo landed. If the tile is the same color as the card just played, the clock remains at the same time as it was at the start of the turn; if the tile has a different color, however, the clock moves ahead 1-5 hours depending on the animal depicted. Poor Leo! If the clock reaches 8:00 p.m. before Leo arrives at the barber shop, the round ends and Leo must return home in order to try again the next day. Turn all face-up tiles face down again.

If the players manage to get Leo to the barber shop within five days to get him a trim, they win!

Other Information: • Price €20
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6. Board Game: Micro Robots [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:4233] [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
Board Game: Micro Robots
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Number of players: 2 − 99
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Micro Robots, a simultaneous play game inspired by Alex Randolph's classic Ricochet Robots, challenges players to quickly determine how a robot can move from one spot on the grid to another.

To set up, choose to use the black or copper side of the four game boards, then arrange them in a 2x2 square. Each game board shows nine dice, and once arranged the completed grid shows 36 dice, with the dice being numbered 1-6 and showing six colors, with each combination of number and color appearing exactly once. Roll the color die and number die to determine the starting location for the transparent robot, then mark this space with the transparent starting token.

In a round, roll the two dice to determine the target space; you can mark this space with a transparent victory token or simply have everyone remember which space they're trying to reach. Everyone simultaneously tries to figure out how to move the robot to the target space, and to move the robot, it must move orthogonally to a space that shares either the color or number of its current location. If the robot starts on "3-green", for example, it can move orthogonally to any space that shows either a 3 or is green; if you'd move it to "5-green", it can now once again move orthogonally to any space that shows either a 5 or is green; and so on.

As soon as a player has a solution, they yell out the number of moves, then take the robot and demonstrate the solution. If the solution takes exactly the number of moves claimed, the player earns a victory token; if not, the player gives one of their victory tokens (if they have any) to the player with the fewest tokens. In either case, the former target space becomes the new starting space for the next round.

If any player possesses five victory tokens, they win! If the 25 victory tokens are distributed before someone collects five, then whoever holds the most tokens wins, with ties being possible.

Expert Micro Robots players can increase the challenge of the game by placing the target victory token on the board, then rolling the two dice once again. The players must now determine a solution that first moves the robot to the space showing on the dice, then to the final destination.

The transparent robot in Micro Robots can also be used in Ricochet Robots. This robot moves like any other robot in that game except that for an additional move it can pass through a wall instead of stopping at it. It cannot move through the central barrier or the exterior walls, and the only target space on which it can land is the colored vortex.

Other Information: • Price €14
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7. Board Game: Word Up! [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:13826] [Average Rating:5.84 Unranked]
Board Game: Think It Up!
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Number of players: 2 − 10
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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How many professions starting with the letter "M" can you name in a minute? Who can come up with the longest first name starting with "U"? Who can call the shortest drink starting with "R"? Who will be the first to name a thing that is cheaper than two dollars or an object that can be found only in the countryside...starting with "Z"? Think faster, or else your opponents will get ahead of you.

Think It Up! is a game for parties and family get-togethers. Each turn you draw letter and category cards, then show your great skills of reaction, trying to be the first player to come up with the right word. You do not have to be the know-it-all to win — you just have to be the fastest thinker!

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Сколько профессий на букву «М» вы вспомните за минуту? Кто назовёт самое длинное имя на «У» или самый короткий напиток на «Р»? Кто первым вспомнит вещь дешевле 100 рублей или предмет, который можно встретить в деревне… допустим, на «Ц»? Думайте быстрее, иначе соперники вас опередят.

«Соображарий» — игра для вечеринок и семейных посиделок, которая одинаково понравится и детям, и взрослым. Каждый ход вы будете тянуть из колоды карты букв и категорий — а потом проявлять чудеса реакции, пытаясь первым вспомнить подходящее слово. Чтобы победить в этой игре, не нужно быть самым эрудированным — нужно просто быстрее всех соображать!

Other Information: • Price €10
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8. Board Game: Zooloretto Junior [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:3128] [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
Board Game: Zooloretto Junior
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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Zooloretto Mini is the little brother to the 2007 Spiel des Jahres-winning Zooloretto, and as in that game each player is the zoo director of a small zoo. They must bring new animals into their zoos and arrange landscape tiles on the grounds. Points are awarded at the end of the game for both. Zooloretto Mini is a standalone game with simpler rules, shorter game length and fewer components.

Zooloretto Junior, released in 2016, is identical to Zooloretto Mini except for a few changes: different cover art, no bag to hold the tiles, and the inclusion of a panda disc instead of a panda figurine.

Other Information: • Price €17
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Board Game Publisher: ADC Blackfire Entertainment GmbH
Board Game Publisher: ADC Blackfire Entertainment GmbH
9. Board Game: West of Africa [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:6024]
Board Game: West of Africa
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Playing time: 60 − 90 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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In the late Middle Ages, the Canary Islands had faded into obscurity from a European point of view. There was neither gold nor silver, and the islands did not play a role as a trading post because the north-south trade of that time went through the Sahara.

In 1312, the Genoese merchant and seafarer Lancelotto Malocello effectively "rediscovered" the Canary Islands. During the 15th century, the archipelago was conquered by the Spanish. Spanish masters pushed agriculture, cultivating sugar cane, wine and grain, which quickly gave the islands a certain economic value and importance.

In West of Africa, the players cultivate goods, try to sell them profitably, and build settlements. Each player has their own deck of cards. Each turn the players select cards from their decks to conduct successful actions, always keeping the actions of the other players in mind.

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Board Game Publisher: alea
Board Game Publisher: alea
10. Board Game: Broom Service: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:4265]
Board Game: Broom Service: The Card Game
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Number of players: 3 − 6
Playing time: 15 − 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Broom Service: The Card Game focuses on the brave/cowardly mechanism used in the Broom Service board game (and before that Witches' Brew).

Additional Comment

This game is #2 in the Alea very small box series. It includes an expansion for the Alea big box series game Broom Service.

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Board Game: Broom Service: The Card Game
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11. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:666]
Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
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Number of players: 1 − 4
Playing time: 30 − 60 minutes
Suggested ages: 12 and up
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Description from the publisher:

The Hundred Years' War is over and the Renaissance is looming. Conditions are perfect for the princes of the Loire Valley to propel their estates to prosperity and prominence. Through strategic trading and building, clever planning, and careful thought in The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, players add settlements and castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, farm livestock, and more.

Additional comment:

This game is #1 in the Alea very small box series.

Other Information: • Also available in a German edition.

Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
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Board Game Publisher: AMIGO
Board Game Publisher: AMIGO
12. Board Game: BauBoom [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:14130]
Board Game: The Ants Go Marching
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Suggested ages: 5 and up
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In The Ants Go Marching, first released as BauBoom, players need to help ants construct an anthill by moving ants along the road to collect materials in order to complete their personal blueprint.

The road is on a shared game board that features colorful building tiles that players try to collect in their individual wheelbarrow. To do this, at the start of your turn you roll two dice, then move forward a distance equal to either of the dice or the sum of them. If you want the tile on which you land, you can place it in your wheelbarrow. The trick, however, is that you need to remember all of the tiles that you've already acquired because once you reach the end of the road you try to fill in your blueprint from bottom to top with those tiles; for each wrongly collected tile, you must discard one that's perfect for your plan. Whoever first manages to use the colored tiles to build their predetermined anthill wins.

The Ants Go Marching includes anthills of different levels to allow players of different skill levels to compete more evenly.

Other Information: • Price €19

Board Game: The Ants Go Marching
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13. Board Game: DAO [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:6790]
Board Game: Dodekka
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 6 and up
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Your goal in Dodekka is to collect the highest score possible from one of the five suits, while ideally scoring nothing in all of the other suits as those cards count against you! The deck includes cards numbered 0-4 in each color, and three cards start face up on the table.

Game play is simple: Take the first card on display, or reveal a card from the deck and add it to the end of the row. If the sum of the cards on display now totals more than twelve, however, you must pick up all of the cards on display. Gameplay continues until the deck runs out, then the player with the highest score wins.

Other Information: • Price €8

Board Game: Dodekka
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14. Board Game: Flori Vielfraß [Average Rating:5.71 Unranked]
Board Game: Caterpillar Crawl
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 10 minutes
Suggested ages: 4 and up
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In Caterpillar Crawl, first released as Flori Vielfraß, players want to get their caterpillar to the finish line quicker than anyone else. The finish line is made of food, after all, which means that you'll fill up first and turn into a butterfly before your friends!

To play, each player takes the head of a caterpillar and three differently colored wooden half-spheres to create the body. They line up their caterpillars, then place additional half-spheres upside down as food at different lengths on the table, with the final row of food equalling the finish line.

On a turn, a player rolls the three color dice up to three times, keeping whichever dice they want after each throw. At the end of their turn, all players who have the colors showing on their dice at the back of their caterpillar move those pieces to the front instead. Progress! Reach a piece of food, and you lengthen your entire body. Whoever reaches the finish line first wins!

Other Information: • Price €15

Board Game: Caterpillar Crawl
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15. Board Game: Quiddler Junior [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Quiddler Junior
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Number of players: 1 − 6
Playing time: 40 minutes
Suggested ages: 6 and up
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German
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Quiddler Junior is a card game in which players try to score the most points possible by creating words from the letters in their hand.

The game lasts six rounds, with players receiving 2-7 letter cards each round: two the first round, three the second, etc. Players play simultaneously, drawing and discarding one card at a time until a player can use all of his letters to create a word and go out. Each other player draws and discards one final time, then creates the most valuable word possible. Players score points for the value of their word, and the player with the longest word each round scores 5 bonus points. (Some cards have more than one letter on them, allowing for words that have more letters than the number of cards.)

Whoever has the most points after six rounds wins!

Other Information: • Price €11

Board Game: Quiddler Junior
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16. Board Game: Schnapp den Sack [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:13089]
Board Game: Schnapp den Sack
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Number of players: 2 − 5
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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German
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In Schnapp den Sack, Zacki the sack awaits in the middle of the table. Shuffle the deck of sack cards, which contains four types of sacks with 1-5 sacks on each card, then distribute the cards evenly among all players.

On a turn, flip the top card of your stack, then place it in the proper row of cards leading away from Zacki, with each type of sack getting its own row. If placing this card would make the sum of sacks in the row equal six, the first player to grab Zacki takes these cards; if the card would make the row go over six, then it's placed in a different row; if the player grabs the sack by mistake, they must place one card that they previously collected under their deck.

Once all the cards have been played and claimed by players, the game ends and whoever has collected the most cards wins!

Other Information: • Price €10

Board Game: Schnapp den Sack
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17. Board Game: Speed Dice [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:14634]
Board Game: Speed Dice
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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German
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In Speed Dice, players want to create words quickly from the letters that they roll on their dice.

To set up, each player takes eight letter dice in a single color; place the box with the dice funnel in the center of the playing area. In a round, all players roll their eight dice, then race to use exactly seven of them to create a single word or two words connected crossword-style.

Once they do this, they throw their final die into the box. If their die lands at the bottom of the funnel, they take the trophy disc (from the side of the table or from an opponent) and place it silver side up. If the player who won already has the silver trophy, they flip it to the gold side. If the player who won already has the gold trophy, then they win the game!

Other Information: • Price €15

Board Game: Speed Dice
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18. Board Game: Unter Spannung [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:6693]
Board Game: 7 Ate 9
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 5 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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German
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7 Ate 9 is a quick-playing card game in everyone wants to rid themselves of cards as quickly as possible — but you can't play just any card you want! Each card features a large numeral (1-10) as well as a smaller numeral in the corner (±1, ±2, or ±3).

To play, place one card face down in the center of the table, deal the remaining cards out evenly among all the players, then reveal the central card. Players race to add the next card to the central pile. A card with a large 5 and a ±2 in its corner, for example, could be covered by either a 3 or a 7 (since 5-2=3 and 5+2=7). The first player to get rid of all their cards wins.

Other Information: • Price €8

Board Game: 7 Ate 9
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19. Board Game: Wizard: Jubiläumsedition [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:5060]
Board Game: Wizard: Jubiläumsedition
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Number of players: 3 − 6
Playing time: 45 minutes
Suggested ages: 10 and up
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Language:
German
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The trick-taking game Wizard uses a sixty-card deck that consists of the traditional 52-card deck (1-13 in four suits) along with four Wizards (high) and four Jesters (low).

Players compete over multiple rounds based on the number of players, and whoever ends with the highest score wins. In each round, players are dealt a hand of cards — one card in the first round, two cards in the second, three in the third, etc. — then trump is determined by flipping the top card of the undealt deck; if a suit is revealed, that suit is trump, while if a Wizard or Jester (or no card in the final round) is revealed, then the round has no trump. Players then state how many tricks they expect to win in the round.

The playing and winning of the tricks uses mostly standard trick-taking rules. If a player leads a suited card, then all other players must follow suit, if possible. If a player leads a Jester, then the second player determines the suit led. If a player leads a Wizard, then those who follow can play whatever they want. However, in all cases a player may always play a Wizard or Jester, even if they hold cards in the suit led.

After each player has played a card, determine the winner of the trick as follows: If one or more Wizards were played, the player of the first Wizard wins the trick, collects the cards, and leads to the next trick. If not, whoever played the highest trump wins the trick. If not, whoever played the highest card of the suit led wins the trick. If all players played Jesters, whoever played the first Jester wins.

After all tricks have been played, players tally their score for the round. If a player matched their bid, winning exactly as many tricks as stated at the start of the round, they score 20 points, plus 10 points for each trick taken. If a player missed their bid, they lose 10 points for each trick that they were off, whether they took more or fewer than predicted.

A common variant in Wizard is to not allow the total number of tricks bid in a round to match the round number, thereby forcing (at least) one player to be off each round.

Wizard: 20th Jubiläumsedition is a special edition of Wizard that includes six cards not present in the normal game, including a single dragon card that beats a Wizard, a four-colored 7-1/2 Juggler card, and a bomb card that negates the bids for the round, with players then scoring points based on the total number of tricks they take.

Other Information: • Price €8
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Board Game Publisher: Asmodee
Board Game Publisher: Asmodee
20. Board Game: Dobble: Star Wars [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1031] [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked]
Board Game: Spot it!
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Number of players: 2 − 8
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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Language:
German
Description:

Spot it!, a.k.a. Dobble, is a simple pattern recognition game in which players try to find an image shown on two cards.

Each card in original Spot it! features eight different symbols, with the symbols varying in size from one card to the next. Any two cards have exactly one symbol in common. For the basic Spot it! game, reveal one card, then another. Whoever spots the symbol in common on both cards claims the first card, then another card is revealed for players to search, and so on. Whoever has collected the most cards when the 55-card deck runs out wins!

Rules for different games – each an observation game with a speed element – are included with Spot it!, with the first player to find a match either gaining or getting rid of a card. Multiple versions of Spot it! have been published, with images in each version ranging from Halloween to hockey to baseball to San Francisco.

The game is sold as Spot it! in the USA and Dobble in Europe, with slight differences between the two editions.

Note: some versions have fewer cards and fewer symbols per card. (E.g. 30 cards with 6 symbols each.): Spot it! 1,2,3

Other Information: • Cover image not final.

• Price €17
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Board Game Publisher: Bankiiiz Editions
Board Game Publisher: Bankiiiz Editions
21. Board Game: Bubblee Pop [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:3351]
Board Game: Bubblee Pop
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Number of players: 1 − 2
Playing time: 20 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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English
French
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Align them all! In Bubblee Pop, players compete head-to-head to save Bubblees by aligning three of them horizontally or vertically. Once aligned, the Bubblees give the player points and trigger special powers. If you pile them the wrong way, though, you risk losing the game immediately.

Other Information: • Distributed by Blackrock Games.
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Board Game Publisher: Bézier Games
Board Game Publisher: Bézier Games
22. Board Game: America [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:2848]
Board Game: America
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 45 minutes
Suggested ages: 13 and up
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English
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• In which year was Close Encounters first in theaters?
• Which state gets the most snow each year?
• How many albums has Madonna sold?

It's likely that you don't know any of these facts, but you might have a rough idea, and that's good enough because America is a party game in which being close counts. And what if you have absolutely no idea what the answer is? Take advantage of your friends who do know. And if you realize that no one (including you) seems to know what the answer is, you can bet against everyone!

In America, each player uses their knowledge of pop culture, food, products, games, sports, and United States history to score more points than their opponents. If your opponents know something that you don't, you can leverage their knowledge to your advantage, scoring more than them with clever play. The cards have full color clues to help you, as well as interesting factoids for every question in the game. With almost one thousand questions covering more than three hundred topics, America will be a favorite for family and friends for a long time!

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Board Game: America
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Board Game Publisher: Blackrock Games
Board Game Publisher: Blackrock Games
23. Board Game: Booo! [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:10631]
Board Game: Booo!
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Number of players: 2 − 6
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 7 and up
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English
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You are attending the great ghost apprentice competition in "Blackrock Castle" in northern Scotland. In this tournament, you have to scare as many visitors as possible in order to win the disputed "Ghost Master" title. Who is going to be the fastest ghost?

In Booo!, you want to take the corridors and the secret passages, pass through the walls, and change colors to find the right path and scare Blackrock Castle's visitors before anyone else.

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24. Board Game: Keskifé? [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:10775]
Board Game: Keskifé?
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Number of players: 4 − 16
Playing time: 15 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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Language:
French
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In Keskifé?, all players but one — either individually or in teams — carry out an action that all players but one know about. Can the buffoon, the sole player unaware of what's going on, imitate the others successfully without disclosing their identity?

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Board Game Publisher: BLAM !
Board Game Publisher: BLAM !
25. Board Game: Edenia [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:8437]
Board Game: Edenia
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Number of players: 2 − 4
Playing time: 30 minutes
Suggested ages: 8 and up
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“In space, no one can hear you bleat.”
Edenia, a sheep-racing game for guaranteed cosmic effects!
This is the hour of great start to Edenia, a legendary planet of infinite pastures. Explore space, visit the wonderful planets, discover the forgotten artifacts and find the fastest route to be the big winner on Edenia.

Other Information: • Distributed by Blackrock Games.
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