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Nuremburg Games- Reiner Knizia hits rock bottom

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12 Feb 2008 13:56 #2533 by Michael Barnes
Wow. It looks like one of Knizia's new games is...Dominoes.



Looking over the photos of the Nuremburg show posted at Tric Trac, it appears that:

- Euro designers have given up on theme altogether apart from kids' games about animals and are doing more abstracts. There are games with titles like SIX, BIG POINTS, PRIVACY, and ON TOP

- Every game released in Europe this year will have worker placement and/or tile laying

- Europeans wear full suits, smoke cigars, and drink champagne while gaming

- There ain't a damn thing there that I'm interested in other than KINGSPORT and TITAN.

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12 Feb 2008 14:20 #2540 by Schweig!
Nuremberg is for business people only, so that would explain the full suits. Those cigars are probably leftovers from the original content of the Cuba premium boxes. But I don't get the champagne... there's obviously money to be made in boardgames again after a certain website has lined up thousands of "customers" whose tastes are dictated by 2 or 3 "masterminds".

Last year at Essen there wasn't a damn thing I was interested in other than 'Hannibal' and 'Napoleon's Triumph'. But I didn't get to try Hannibal because the place was occupied with lustful middle-aged IT-guys playing Container with Miss Canada all the time. At least the Napoleon's Triumph table only attracted grey-haired British grognards so I was able to learn the game in full detail there.

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12 Feb 2008 14:34 #2543 by Schweig!
Hey, "Sultan" is a game about women trafficking.

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12 Feb 2008 15:12 #2544 by dave

There are games with titles like SIX, BIG POINTS, PRIVACY, and ON TOP


Hey! Those are the names of my bedroom games!

worker placement and/or tile laying


Hey!

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12 Feb 2008 16:06 #2551 by Michael Barnes
Given your avatar Dave, I'm not surprised.

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12 Feb 2008 16:19 #2555 by jur
sticking the steeple to the meeple

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13 Feb 2008 00:04 #2603 by Steve Bernhardt
Michael Barnes wrote:


- There ain't a damn thing there that I'm interested in other than KINGSPORT and TITAN.


Check out The Bulge: FAB#1 by GMT.

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13 Feb 2008 00:10 #2604 by mikelawson
On Top could be good; I'd always figured that a sequel to Busen Memo was needed.

What?

what?

--Mike L.

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13 Feb 2008 02:06 #2613 by PseudoIntellectual
Michael Barnes wrote:

Wow. It looks like one of Knizia's new games is...Dominoes.



Looking over the photos of the Nuremburg show posted at Tric Trac, it appears that:

- Euro designers have given up on theme altogether apart from kids' games about animals and are doing more abstracts. There are games with titles like SIX, BIG POINTS, PRIVACY, and ON TOP

- Every game released in Europe this year will have worker placement and/or tile laying

- Europeans wear full suits, smoke cigars, and drink champagne while gaming

- There ain't a damn thing there that I'm interested in other than KINGSPORT and TITAN.


I think it would be damn cool if we all wore suits, smoked cigars and drank champagne whilst playing board-games. It would make it more amusing if someone were to splutter and choke on their cigar or do a spit-take with champagne when someone rolls 8 6's in a row and causes the zombie-dinosaurs to miserably destroy your corporation's earnings that turn.

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18 Sep 2018 20:39 - 18 Sep 2018 20:40 #281856 by CranBerries

PseudoIntellectual wrote: Michael Barnes wrote:

Wow. It looks like one of Knizia's new games is...Dominoes.



Looking over the photos of the Nuremburg show posted at Tric Trac, it appears that:

- Euro designers have given up on theme altogether apart from kids' games about animals and are doing more abstracts. There are games with titles like SIX, BIG POINTS, PRIVACY, and ON TOP

- Every game released in Europe this year will have worker placement and/or tile laying

- Europeans wear full suits, smoke cigars, and drink champagne while gaming
therewillbe.games/forum/search?query=kni...ldforums=1&start=240
- There ain't a damn thing there that I'm interested in other than KINGSPORT and TITAN.




I think it would be damn cool if we all wore suits, smoked cigars and drank champagne whilst playing board-games. It would make it more amusing if someone were to splutter and choke on their cigar or do a spit-take with champagne when someone rolls 8 6's in a row and causes the zombie-dinosaurs to miserably destroy your corporation's earnings that turn.



How Knizia's stock has changed.

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18 Sep 2018 22:17 #281870 by Colorcrayons
I don't think his stock has changed.

We just have a large traitor and pod people citizenship here now.

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19 Sep 2018 09:10 #281889 by Legomancer
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