Traumfabrik (Dream Factory)
- 2014: 83rd
- 2012: did not appear
- 2010: did not appear
- 2005: did not appear
- rank: 325
- rating: 7.13
- in print (but OOP in my favorite version)
Why It's On The List
- Over time, this has become my favorite Knizia auction game - partly because of a sweet "zero sum" mechanic & partly because of the theme (in the original version of the game).
Tips & Tricks:
- Some of the charm of the game has been lost from the original version (yes, I sound like a broken record). The real 1930s/40s era actors combined with the real movie names was a delightful theme to play with...
- I like to get one or two "stars" early so I can have a decent pick at the parties.
- Finishing one movie quickly can be worth a great deal - but so can making a BIG name film. The important thing is to zig when the other players zag.
- The current in print version (Dream Factory) is OK - but avoid the ugly Hollywood Blockbuster version.
- This is the only game on my top 100 this time around that I don't own. If someone had a copy of Traumfabrik or Fabrik der Traume (the German versions with the real actors & films) they are interested in selling, please let me know!