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Welcome to medieval Vienna!
With this limited edition, the Austrian metropolis can now be settled.
The game plan shows Vienna and its surroundings in Catanian hexagon format. Not only roads have to be built here, but also famous sights like the Giant Ferris Wheel or St. Stephen's Cathedral have to be built.
Until 1850, Vienna was about as large as today's 1st district due to the city walls. From 1850, the villages of the Viennese hinterland gradually merged with Vienna to form today's metropolis. The old Vienna was situated in the area of the Stephand Cathedral shown on the map.
The villages are surrounded by forests, fields and vineyards where wood is harvested, grain is harvested and wine is harvested. In the west, in the mountainous Wienerwald, stone is mined and clay mining is also documented for the surrounding area of Vienna.
Like the settlers of the Middle Ages, they founded settlements on the village fields (fields with coats of arms), built roads and built part of the many Viennese landmarks. The construction of roads, settlements and landmarks costs raw materials.
It's your turn to roll two dice. Each player will now receive a resource of this landscape for each settlement he has on a landscape with the number rolled. Thus the hilly country supplies loam, the forest wood, the mountains stone, the farmland grain and the vineyards grapes. Anyone who has come across clay and wood in this way can build roads to a neighbouring village field and then build another settlement there for every 1 clay, 1 wood, 1 grain and 1 wine.
If you have rolled a "7", you may move the robber, who will then block the production of the landscape on which you placed him, to the chagrin of your fellow players.
You do not always have the raw materials required for construction. And so the barter trade dominates the events: Stone for wine, clay for wood - is exchanged completely after the current building projects.
If you build a landmark for 2 stones and 1 grain, place a cardboard figure with the illustration of the landmark on the corresponding landmark field of the board. You will receive an associated card that counts for 1 victory point and gives you an advantage. As the builder of the Luegerkirche, for example, you may immediately use a road free of charge.
If you buy a development card for 1 stone, 1 wine and 1 grain, you also get a game advantage. For example, you can move the robber with a card from a vigilante's militia or demand 2 resource cards of a certain type from each player with the card from the "Right of defeat".
If you have drawn the card "Richard the Lionheart" from the face-down Development Card deck, you will receive another Victory Point.
What Richard Löwenherz had to do with Vienna can be found in a supplement that informs about the reference of the play material to the history of Vienna.
Every settlement and every landmark counts one victory point. There are also special victory point cards that are given to the player who either has the longest street or has played the most vigilante cards.
Whoever spreads out skillfully and reaches 12 victory points as the first three in the game and 10 victory points as the first four in the game wins.
Content: 1 game plan, 130 playing cards, 40 settlements, 80 streets, 14 landmarks, 1 robber, 4 building cost cards, 2 dice, 2 card holders, 15 feet, rule, information sheet
Recommended age: 10 years and older
Play a long weekend until the doctor comes? With Schloss Buchenau, a place in the middle of Germany was specially chosen so that neither Flensburger nor Garmisch-Partenkirchner could overcome the distance. Every year at Pentecost, 70 to 120 people move into this beautiful area with its various main and side houses, which is a huge area and they would like to spend a relaxed weekend without any obligations. You can play on the lawns around the main building, in the halls in the main building and in the outbuilding. Everybody can, nobody has to. Walking in nice weather? A campfire in the evening?
The organization has taken on volunteers who simply enjoy bringing people together to play in the real world. Thus there is no intention to make a profit, but the total costs for renting the castle and catering must only be covered at the end. Reduced prices are also offered for people who are not financially well off, which are covered by the other participants as a whole. A very fair procedure - and it's great that the organisers take the trouble.
Schloss Buchenau offers a large number of rooms, most of which have been redesigned in recent years, so that there are now more smaller rooms with 2, 3 or 4 beds. The service is à la youth hostel, bed linen and towels can be rented or brought along by yourself.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by our own kitchen - the quality and choice is very high. And by the fact that it is refilled again and again, everyone gets really full :-)
When night falls in the castle, every evening werewolves, villagers, witches, Amor and other characters come together to form the popular "Werewolves in Bleak Forest". The larger the group, the more exciting and interesting it is to find out who is which character in the various day and night scenes. Will the villagers survive and exterminate the werewolves? Or do the werewolves end up killing all the villagers? A lot of fun is guaranteed.
But of course all kinds of other games will also be tried out in the other halls. There are always other players together, not all of whom are familiar with the game, but are curious to try them out.
Anyone who goes to sleep when is free to do so. It can become quite short nights - because while playing one or the other has already forgotten the time. If it's fun, time just flies...
Originally, this event was created from Catan players. Meanwhile all games are represented equally. After all, the 2018 event was in its 14th year. A complete success, because the participants seem to like it so much that they would like to come back the following year.
If you like, you can also take part in a small game tournament. Here, various games are played one after the other under the supervision of tournament leaders - and here, too, the fun factor takes precedence over winning. If you are one of the final winners in terms of points, you will even receive valuable games, donated by publishers and others.
The choice of the different games that participants bring along and make available to everyone else during the time in the castle is gigantic. The picture shows the game selection from previous years. But in 2018 this was already more than double what can be seen in the picture.
So you can always find great new games, which you might want to buy yourself later. Especially game enhancements or games, where by nature the real fun with many players increases, are ideal to play with so many game friends right here.
And a lot of friendship has developed here, which has resulted in a lot of nice gambling in the time between the event.
Click here to go to the website of the offline meeting. Have fun and maybe until the next Whitsun event?
|age group:||from 10 years|
|Type of game:||tactics|
|playing time:||about 75 minutes|
|Number of players up to:||4 people|
|Number of players starting from:||3 persons|
|Made in:||EU (Germany)|
Manufacturer contact : Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, Pfizerstrasse 5-7, 70184 Stuttgart
Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, W. Keller & Co.) is the name of a Stuttgart-based publishing house, which has made a name for itself through nature guides, guides, technical, children's and youth books and experiment boxes Has. The company is also active as a game publisher. One of the most famous titles in the game program is "The Settlers of Catan".
The publishing history
1822: Johann Friedrich Franckh founds the Franckhsche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Initially, the publishing program was characterized by literary writers such as Wilhelm Hauff, whose fairy tales, such as "The Cold Heart" or "Dwarf Nose", and folk songs are still known today.
1893: Walter Keller and Euchar Nehmann take over the publishing house
With the rapid development of the natural sciences, the focus of the publishing house changed at the end of the 19th century. Under the motto "Understanding Science", the first guides and non-fiction books on popular science topics developed with the "KOSMOS Handweiser für Naturefriends".
The KOSMOS publishing house
Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, KOSMOS Verlag for short, is a media company in the heart of Stuttgart that feels equally committed to tradition and modernity. Our program covers a broad spectrum: guides, nature guides, non-fiction books, cookbooks, DVDs, children's and teen books, games, experiment kits, e-books and apps.
Well-known products and brands
Who does not know them, the KOSMOS experiment boxes or well-known brands and products that have received multiple awards such as What is blooming there ?, What's flying there ?, Catan, The three ???, The three !!! or star tail?
Committed and motivated by success: We know what our customers and our target groups expect from us. That is why more than 700 authors develop our innovative products; Together with approx. 20,000 trade customers, our business partners and our employees, they are our greatest potential.
The KOSMOS family and board games
The high quality in terms of features, design and playful standards has made KOSMOS one of the most successful games manufacturers of recent years. Catan (awarded the Game of the Year 1995) are an integral part of the gaming landscape.
Our concept "Literature in the Game" has shown, for example, that "The Pillars of the Earth" do not only know how to inspire in book form. The awards for our "Game of the Year" products (2008 for Keltis or 2013 for The Legends of Andor) or the "Children's Game of the Year" (2005 for The Little Ghost) show that we are exactly right with this commitment. Our games are played in many countries around the world and have helped to establish the success of the German Games in the USA.
The KOSMOS experiment boxes and access to knowledge
Generations of children have discovered their enthusiasm for science with the KOSMOS experiment kits. KOSMOS stands for innovation and quality as well as safety in the execution of the experiments. We believe children can better understand processes through active experimentation and are thus able to "experience and understand the world".
In addition to the updated classics on the topics of chemistry and electronics, the young generation hungry for education can now also deal with wind energy or solar energy.
The KOSMOS quality
KOSMOS is and remains the guarantor for highest book and game quality - this applies to the content and the product. This is not coincidental, but is the result of our strategy. We use globally operating specialists and make sure that the production conditions meet our standards and are certified by specifications and on-site visits. We know what our customers want, because of course our products are tested by the target group before they reach the market. Our authors and collaborators are experts in their field and are usually themselves part of the target audience for whom they think, write and be active. KOSMOS books and games are not just for the moment. Although they are entertaining, they are durable and sustainable.