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Robert Zurfluh
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I asked the question in the spielbox forum, and Fritz Gruber (I think he is one that knows what's going on @ Kosmos), said they were planing an English Edition
 
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That's great news - thanks for passing it on.
 
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Excellent.

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Just to clarify, Kosmos probably won't publish an English edition -- one of the American publishers will. Nothing's been announced yet, though, so wait for the confirmation.
 
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AFter about a dozen games on BSW, I think I finally got down the German events and cards. Still, I'll feel better when the English version becomes available.
 
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We were told that it would be published by Mayfair, while we were playing the game at the Kosmos stand in Essen.

So your guess is as good as mine as to questions like "when" and "will they mangle the artwork".

It's good enough that I was prepared to buy the German edition.
 
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lol, lets hope that they dont "mangle" the art work and get it out ina resonable time
 
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What a gorgeous game. Nice theme too. I hope Mayfair, or whoever, hurries.
 
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From http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comment...

For those who want to get it now, the German on the cards isn’t too onerous - the cards are open and there aren’t too many of them. For those who can wait, I’m told Mayfair will be coming out with an English version next year.
 
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We played less than a quarter of the game, looked at each other, and said "This is the best game we've played in the last 4 days, isn't it?".

Although in fact two of us had played something that was just as impressively good, but it is aimed at a very different market to DSdE, and I'm not allowed to talk about the other game.
 
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When you say "last 4 days"... depends when you played this... I assume you meant you played this the last day of Essen... not the 1st game you played on the 1st day of Essen
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We played less than a quarter of the game, looked at each other, and said "This is the best game we've played in the last 4 days, isn't it?".
 
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Jeff M,

regarding the amount of German on the cards. I just spoke about this from a friend of mine who just returned from Essen, played the game there and loved it, brought back 50 games, but this one was not among them, precisely because, as he told me, "there was too much German on the cards." This reminded me of the time I bought Princes of Florence (the original German edition) and how the games took 30-45 minutes longer than they should have as players all took the time to review the cribsheet with the English translations for the Prestige and Bonus cards.

So that leads to the one real important question that needs to be addressed:

When is the anticipated release date of the English edition in the US?


 
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John Weber wrote:
When is the anticipated release date of the English edition in the US?


February 2007

--Chris
 
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John Weber wrote:
This reminded me of the time I bought Princes of Florence (the original German edition) and how the games took 30-45 minutes longer than they should have as players all took the time to review the cribsheet with the English translations for the Prestige and Bonus cards.

The big difference is that you secretly choose one card out of 5 in Fürsten von Florence.
In Säulen der Erde, it's 3 cards per round, open displayed (one event and 2 advantage cards).
 
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Yup, because the cards are displayed openly, and only a few each round, it's actually easier to play in German than the original El Grande (which is probably my "high watermark" for games where you can cope with the German edition).

And yes, we played it Sunday morning - although there was nothing else played during Sunday that changed my opinion.

I suppose I could have said "This is the best game I've played at Essen so far" about each of the first three games we played on the Weds. Except it would have been grossly misleading as applied to Astoria (the first game), misleading if said about the second game (experiment), and absolutely true if said about the third game, which we played again (on the Sat evening, I think) and remained top of the list for the rest of the fair. But it has to be disqualified from any real ranking, as we were playing an as-yet unpublished game.

Of those that you could actually take away with you, Saulen was the best IMO.
 
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