Monday, June 18, 2012

#35: Gnadenlos! (Mark's 100 - 2012)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 35th
  • 2010: 63rd
  • 2005: 37th
  • appeared on all three lists
  • rank: 3231
  • rating: 5.98
Print Status
  • OOP
Why It's On The List
  • Back to back Klaus Teuber designs (and they're not the only Teuber designs on the list)... this time around, he's managed to make a Wild West themed Euro game that uses a press your luck element to create some really great suspense.
Tips & Tricks:
    • Poker is where you can lose the most ground if you're pushing to the front - make sure you've got a poker player in your hand.
    • The game is shorter than you first anticipate... be ready for it end slightly quicker than you'd imagine the first time you play
    • Just because everyone else is spending big money does NOT mean you need to spend big money - payday is rough if you've got a lot of notes out there.
    • Another game that was never published in English - but the components are language neutral.
    • One nice thing - it will NEVER go longer than 45 minutes (there are three different game "timers" - and at least one of them is guaranteed to go off by that time).
    • Here's what I wrote about Gnadenlos! for The One Hundred.

    1 comment:

    Garry said...

    We played this a few weeks ago for the first time in over ten years. The crapshoot of determining who has to pay back IOUs with the limited gold nuggets you have collected is the thing that really makes this game fun.