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Andrew Faehnle
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My roommate is in Germany. He's picking up a copy of Die Macher for me, and he asked if there's anything else I want. Any great games that can only be found in Germany that I should have him bring back to the states?
 
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Wallenstein. He could pick one up for me too.
 
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Colin Parker
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glad to hear your getting your copy of Die Macher
 
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True Blue Jon
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and Fabrik Der Traume aka Traumfabrik.
 
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David Fair
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Or maybe PowerGrid?
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My roommate is in Germany. He's picking up a copy of Die Macher for me, and he asked if there's anything else I want. Any great games that can only be found in Germany that I should have him bring back to the states?


Antiquity, Roads and Boats (if he can find it) and Bus. All by Splotter.
 
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Steve Leach
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for sure, Roads and Boats too, if he can find one. Traumfabrik seems cool too.
 
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J C Lawrence
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Neuland without a doubt. Reef Encounter if he can find a copy. Antiquity is proabably a safe bet, as is (older) Dune.
 
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Nate Sandall
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Traumfabrik should be relatively cheap over in Germany so it's a definite must-get. Same with Die Macher if he can find it. There's a new Siedler von Catan Gold edition that just came out that might be worth considering. Einfach Genial is pure fun and I highly recommend that too!

And of course any hard to find Aleas - Ra, Chinatown, Tadsch Mahal would be good, and Adel Verpflichtet could be had relatively cheaply too.
 
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Joe Andrews
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To David's point above, Bus is fairly small and cheap...Roads & Boats and Antiquity are not. It'd be awesome to get all of those, but if you are limited in funds, don't overlook Bus. My sister and brother in law picked one up for me while in Amsterdam and we played it last week for the first time. What a novel little game!

A quick story: the rules are well written, but are clearly translated by someone who has English as a second language. The game says 2-3 hours playing time on the side of the box. Looking over reviews of the game, I never imagined it would take that long to play, so I let the game sit for awhile because I didn't have 2 or 3 hours to play it. When we finally dug in last weekend, waking up early on a Saturday to play, we found that 2-3 hours really meant 2/3 of an hour...wow!...so we played Oasis also, and still finished with more time than we allotted!

 
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The cream of Adlung:

Meuterer
Verrater
Im Auftrag des Konigs

Each of them really, really cheap. (US$5-6 I would guess.)
 
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Rod Spade
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I hope he took a lot of empty suitcases!
Have him bring me a copy of Taj Mahal ("Tadsch Mahal" in German). It's much cheaper in Germany.

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Carolus Magnus
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Rheinländer

All very cheap in Germany.

 
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