Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Mark's #50: Konig der Maulwurfel

Translated into English, it means "King of the Dice Mouths" - and it's yet another wacky backstory for an even wackier racing game. In Konig der Maulwurfel, players draft their dice-mouths from a set of pieces: ramps, dice, # of special cards, heads (which have a numerical range), etc. On his turn, a player lets the die roll down the ramp onto the table. If he rolls a number inside the range listed on his head, he gets to move his dice-mouth next to where the die landed. The game is boardless - you simply set out gates for the dice-mouths to race through.

And you have fun. We've found that the game works better on a "live" table, where the 4-sided die bounces a bit. As well, you should use the advanced rules immediately, as the basic rules are a crock.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"König der Maulwürfel" is a german play of word.
"Maulwürfel" is a combined word made up of the word "Maulwurf" (wich means "mole") and "Würfel" (wich means "dice"). It is best translated with "King of the dice-moles". Funny game. :)

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I agree - this game is a hoot!

8:04 AM  

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