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I have bought the Kosmos German edition, with only German rules, and printed the English rules of the 1st edition. Besides the aesthetic changes, everything seems clear, but I have two doubts:

1) Having a look to pictures in the German rules, there seems to be an error in example 4. Red player plays a Green 3, but moves first right to Gray, away from Green.

2) Back to the English rules, they say that "you must finish on the color of the card" but also that "you can cut your movement short if physically blocked (ostriches, lions, crocodiles)". Later, "the only way to finish on a track of different color than the card is by playing it as a 1". So, if the obstacle blocks you from reaching the card's color, you cannot play it, or you must play it as a 1, right?

Oh, a third question, why was it so hard to make an English rulebook for the Kosmos edition? No need of multilingual rulebook, just English...

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Re: German/English rules
franchi wrote:

Oh, a third question, why was it so hard to make an English rulebook for the Kosmos edition? No need of multilingual rulebook, just English...



Maybe Kosmos only acquired the rights to publish a German version...
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franchi wrote:
I have bought the Kosmos German edition, with only German rules, and printed the English rules of the 1st edition. Besides the aesthetic changes, everything seems clear, but I have two doubts:

1) Having a look to pictures in the German rules, there seems to be an error in example 4. Red player plays a Green 3, but moves first right to Gray, away from Green.

2) Back to the English rules, they say that "you must finish on the color of the card" but also that "you can cut your movement short if physically blocked (ostriches, lions, crocodiles)". Later, "the only way to finish on a track of different color than the card is by playing it as a 1". So, if the obstacle blocks you from reaching the card's color, you cannot play it, or you must play it as a 1, right?

Oh, a third question, why was it so hard to make an English rulebook for the Kosmos edition? No need of multilingual rulebook, just English...



1) The Kosmos rules differ from the Fragor rules in this respect. In the Kosmos rules, you do not always have to move towards your final lane.

2)(Racking memory...) Yes, that sounds correct. The only way to finish on a track with a different colour is by playing it as a 1.

3)They only distributed in Germany, so no need for english rules.

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Thanks Fraser.

dicemanjnr wrote:
1) The Kosmos rules differ from the Fragor rules in this respect. In the Kosmos rules, you do not always have to move towards your final lane.
Oh! That's a significant change, can I ask where did it come from? Is it a refinement of the initial rules from you, or a rule they added to make the game even more family friendly? How do you play it?

dicemanjnr wrote:
3)They only distributed in Germany, so no need for english rules.
Well, that is the version that is sold in online shops in France (and I guess other neighboring countries) today. I guess they misscalculated that!

Many non-German speakers must be playing the Kosmos version without the zig-zag rule change...
 
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franchi wrote:
Thanks Fraser.

dicemanjnr wrote:
1) The Kosmos rules differ from the Fragor rules in this respect. In the Kosmos rules, you do not always have to move towards your final lane.
Oh! That's a significant change, can I ask where did it come from? Is it a refinement of the initial rules from you, or a rule they added to make the game even more family friendly? How do you play it?

dicemanjnr wrote:
3)They only distributed in Germany, so no need for english rules.
Well, that is the version that is sold in online shops in France (and I guess other neighboring countries) today. I guess they misscalculated that!

Many non-German speakers must be playing the Kosmos version without the zig-zag rule change...


You are spot on. They changed it to be more family friendly. We play it the Fragor way (apparently, like the rest of Europe...) ninja
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dicemanjnr wrote:
You are spot on. They changed it to be more family friendly. We play it the Fragor way (apparently, like the rest of Europe...) ninja

OK, so the Fragor way it is! thumbsup
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