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Laszlo Molnar
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I've found the German rules online and while I don't know German enough to make a perfect translation, this game is indeed the Keltis: Der Weg der Steine Mitbringspiel of Lost Cities. But it does not mean the game is the same - everything is just adjusted to Lost Cities.

- Unlike in early reports, there are no tiles with the same number/color: there are tiles numbered 2 to 10 and 3 bet tiles (see LC) in 5 colors, and 4 raid tiles. Also, there are two storage tiles.

- Just like in case of the previous games with the Lost Cities title in the Lost Cities/Keltis family, the game consists of 3 subsequent plays and you add up points in the end.

- Like in Keltis Mitbringspiel, tiles are mixed and face-down. When it's your turn, either reveal a hidden tile (1), take an open tile (2) or use a storage tile (3).

1a, If it's a number or bet tile, you can leave it there, add it to your camp (only 2 spaces) or add it to an expedition (you can also start the expedition with bet tiles like in LC). Keep an ascending order as it's an LC game.

Numbers 2, 3 and 4 placed give you an immediate extra action - like adding another tile to the same expedition from the face-up tiles or your storage.

1b, If it's a raid tile, place it face-up next to the supply (discarding it), then discard one of the face-up tiles from the common pool OR from your storage!

2, just take the open tile and add it to your storage or expedition.

3, use a storage tile for one of your expeditions.


Game ends when the last face-down tile is turned up. Scoring of the expeditions is the same as in Lost Cities (add up numbers, deduct 20 points for each expedition, multiply by 1+number of bet tiles, 8+ tiles in an expedition mean extra 20 pts).
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Thank you for summarizing all those details. Of course, the most blatant change (other than the theme) is that Lost Cities ATG is only for 2 players (whereas Keltis MBS was for 2 to 4 players). I hope the rules have been retuned for that purpose, because Keltis MBS shined more with 3 players than with 2 players...

Kosmos page (with PDF rulebook) for Lost Cities Abenteuer To Go: https://www.kosmos.de/spielware/spiele/familienspiele/9597/l...
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NoixPecan wrote:
Of course, the most blatant change (other than the theme) is that Lost Cities ATG is only for 2 players (whereas Keltis MBS was for 2 to 4 players). I hope the rules have been retuned for that purpose, because Keltis MBS shined more with 3 players than with 2 players...


Using the same scoring rules as the Lost Cities card game (which is also 2-player only) is good of course. The raid tiles will also help, as no face-up tile is safe as long as some raid tiles are unaccounted for.
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Thanks, lacxox! That was very helpful. We got in a few plays tonight.

A few quick questions for the group:

(1) I translated the raid tiles as allowing you to also discard a face-down tile (not just a face-up one). Is that accurate?

(2) I translated the bonus parchments as only allowing you to place a tile on the same expedition, either by taking a face up tile from that expedition or one from your reserve. Is that accurate?

(3) Anybody know why the back of the box says "2+" players when the front says it is for two?

(4) Any thoughts on the suggestion that you play 3 times? You'd have to play very quickly to get three rounds of this in the suggested 20-minute timeframe.
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chriswray84 wrote:
(1) I translated the raid tiles as allowing you to also discard a face-down tile (not just a face-up one). Is that accurate?

It's either, but not both. Or a tile from your storage. (so it's a, a face-up OR b, a face-down tile from the middle OR c, a tile from your storage.)

chriswray84 wrote:
(2) I translated the bonus parchments as only allowing you to place a tile on the same expedition, either by taking a face up tile from that expedition or one from your reserve. Is that accurate?

It's not worded entirely clearly but I believe that is accurate.

chriswray84 wrote:
(3) Anybody know why the back of the box says "2+" players when the front says it is for two?

As the rulebook says two, I guess it's just a typo or a mistake made while they edited the box layouts for 3 different Lost Cities games published at the same time.

chriswray84 wrote:
(4) Any thoughts on the suggestion that you play 3 times? You'd have to play very quickly to get three rounds of this in the suggested 20-minute timeframe.

I think it was the same with Lost Cities - 3 plays was the (strongly) suggested way to play but playing only one round is also possible (am I wrong?)
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From your description of the components, it sounds like you could use this to play the original card game rules if you ignore the raid/storage tiles. Is that so?
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