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Shingo Ishikawa
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Does this game require German language to play? Is it playable without knowing any German?

Please let me know.. if it is language independent.. then I'll spend couple of moment regretting not to pick it up in Paris..

If it is dependent.. then I congratulate myself for saving 40 Euro.

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It's nearly completely language independent. All the cards use symbols to describe their function, but the cd-soundtrack counts down time in English.

 
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Daniel Szukalow
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The game does not require an understanding of the German language. It is playable without knowing any German.

To explain:
There are two copies of rules - one in German, one in English.
Each card has a word on it like FUSIONSREAKTOR, KONVERTER, MULTIMINE, MINENKOMPLEX, FUSIONSKONVERTER, ROBOTERFABRIK, etc. of which the particular action associated with the word is explained by means of symbols - as mentioned by AnakinOU.

If you do buy the game - be sure to label and time each sandtimer and run the sandtimer optimizer (downloadable from BGG Space Dealer page) because the sandtimers provided in the game run at different times. The range of timers in the game I purchased were from 1:17 down to 0:57. The optimizer program available fixes the discrepancies so that each player has a set of two timers which will all be very close to the same time.
 
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Kevin Nesbitt
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Good advice... I will do that! Thanks!
 
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I must add that the English translation is very exact. Sentences have not been restructered the way English speakers would expect them, and some odd words are used. You will have to take care in reading the rules...

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