Friday, November 11, 2005

#22: Die Macher

This game of German elections has achieved classic status despite a long playing time and a reasonably steep "newbie strategy" learning curve... fans spend most their time complaining about how little they get to play Die Macher. (This is Board Game Geek's first game entry - no surprise, since Derk is a manic Die Macher-ite.)

Ben Baldanza: "Perfect blend of theme and mechanic."

Mark Edwards: "I rarely play it due to time constraints, but it's my favorite "stew" game where so many different mechanisms merge into a delightful main course."

Nick Sauer: "My regular play group fell apart and I am desperate to play this again as it has been over a year. We play with the one variant that you only move up one opinion in the last region. Brilliant game of ugly politics that you could probably never publish in America. I love how you just buy the media (no sarcasm or jest) as it's presented as a simple plain fact in the game."

Peter Sarrett: "Love the game, but its length means we rarely play. When we do, time sails by. A remarkable piece of design, as its many subsystems work together brilliantly."

Doug Adams: "The fastest 4 hour game I know. Feels like 2 hours."

picture from Board Game Geek

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Anonymous Mike C. -- said...

Best game ever!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous DoctorJ said...

As a game playing experience, it's pretty much without parallel. A bit of a learning curve, but with experienced players, this is one of the best ways you could spend four hours. If I had been voting, this would have been my #1.

7:33 AM  

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