German Games Night
Germany is renowned for its passion for Board Games and you are invited to enjoy them at the Edelweiss Club! The games are German editions, and German will be spoken, giving you an excellent chance to use or practice your German!
Your host has a small collection of games; suggestions for other titles to play are welcome. For the most current information about games available to play, and to contact the organizer directly, please visit Deutschfreunde or send an e-mail to Michael Poplawski.
Die Siedler von Catan-Deutschland Edition
The classic Siedler von Catan has been revised with this simpler version to commemorate 60 years of the Bundesrepublik and 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This game for 3-4 player features a beautifully painted map of Germany, and your objective is to best settle the country by building your city halls, German landmarks, the largest army and the longest trade route. Click here for more information (German).
This trivia game has two neat twists: it doesn't matter if you know the right answer... you can always bet on another player's answer! A great way to learn some unusual facts and to practice your German! Learn more here in English or German.
This classic truck-driving game (Spiel des Jahres 1987) was lovingly reissued by Schmidt Spiele in 2007 featuring an updated map of a unified Germany and its neighbours and improved board graphics and game play. Can you deliver the goods? Click here for more information (German Wikipedia).
Zug um Zug-Märklin Edition
This variation on the original "Ticket to Ride" game (Spiel des Jahres 2004) features a map of Germany!
An overview of the game, along with rules in English and German, can be found at Days of Wonder.
This game features historical events which players must put into an event chain in chronological order. The first player to be rid of all their cards, by knowing, or bluffing, is the winner!
This popular game has spawned nearly 20 editions on various subjects; the Amerika edition is the one usually on hand at German Games Night. How well do you think you know the history of the Americas?
Ausgerechnet Buxtehude and Ausgerechnet Uppsala
How well do you know (or how well can you bluff!) German and European geography? This intriguing game incorporates distinctive German roadside graphics and a different way of thinking about where places are and can be played in varying levels of difficulty.
This trading game debuted in 1997 and has become a classic. Plant your bean fields, make your deals and harvest your crops!