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Ran Carnelaine
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Perhaps a slightly unusual request: I'm looking for games that have not just French/German and English rulebooks, but also bilingual or multilingual components. Do you know if any like this? Preferably plays more than 2 and is a fun, strategic game to play as well.

For example, Troyes has French/German/English titles on the cards, Broom Service has French and English cards included in the box, and Oh My Goods! and Wir sind das Volk! have German and English on the cards, (but not Orléans, because it only has German text on the boards).

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Julien K
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Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game has French/English/German cards in the box. I was very surprised by it.

What about games that don't use text ?
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Some games in the alea line from Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, for example The Castles of Burgundy, are available as multilingual editions.
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but I can spout off obscure rules to all sorts of game like nobody's business!
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Keyflower has both German and English titles on all of the tiles. The iconography covers the important rules part of what they do, but what they're called is important, too, right?
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Istanbul and its expansions Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh and Istanbul: Letters & Seals have german/english editions. But there are english only editions also.
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Kingdom Builder (international edition)

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In the original german version of Ursuppe the gene cards are in english and german.
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jujulautre wrote:
Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game has French/English/German cards in the box. I was very surprised by it.

What about games that don't use text ?

Ooh, all three! I'll have to look for it! Thanks! -- I'm specifically looking for games that have some text, even if minimal (like Troyes).
 
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Randombias wrote:
Some games in the alea line from Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, for example The Castles of Burgundy, are available as multilingual editions.

I guess that's an idea, buy multiple copies of a game I like (Puerto Rico!) in different languages... problem is, I don't think my gaming buddies will appreciate the non-English!
 
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runtsta wrote:
Keyflower has both German and English titles on all of the tiles. The iconography covers the important rules part of what they do, but what they're called is important, too, right?

Ooh, I have this but clearly didn't play it yet. This is perfect, thanks!

Mondkalb123 wrote:
Istanbul and its expansions Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh and Istanbul: Letters & Seals have german/english editions. But there are english only editions also.

Darn, I have the English-only versions. Wish I knew this before I bought them. Thanks for the tip!

Thanee wrote:
Kingdom Builder (international edition)

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Is there text?
 
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Sir Melancholie wrote:
Thanee wrote:
Kingdom Builder (international edition)
Is there text?


On the cards, yes. They are in five languages, I think, among them english, french, and german. But only in the international edition.



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Thanee wrote:
Sir Melancholie wrote:
Thanee wrote:
Kingdom Builder (international edition)
Is there text?


On the cards, yes. They are in five languages, I think, among them english, french, and german. But only in the international edition.



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From what I've been able to figure out, the only non-international version is German-only, correct? I've purchased both the base game and the Nomads expansion from Amazon, and both of those came with all 5 languages for both the cards and rule books. So if you purchase a copy from an English/American retailer, I believe you should be getting the international edition.
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Sir Melancholie wrote:
Randombias wrote:
Some games in the alea line from Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, for example The Castles of Burgundy, are available as multilingual editions.

I guess that's an idea, buy multiple copies of a game I like (Puerto Rico!) in different languages... problem is, I don't think my gaming buddies will appreciate the non-English!

You don't need multiple copies because the multilingual editions already contain all language-dependent game materials (e.g. the manual) in German, English, and French.
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Viticulture Essential Edition has a game board and player boards labelled in English on one side and German on the other.

I'm in the US and my copy only came with English rules & cards, but you can download rules and card translations in several languages here: http://stonemaiergames.com/games/viticulture/rules/
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Thanks for the recommendations everyone! This is a great starting point (I just need to make sure to buy the right editions ).
 
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Dennis
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Almost everything from Matagot has multilingual rulebooks and no text on the components.
So, Cyclades, Kemet et al.
 
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