Tuesday, October 28, 2014

#82: Traumfabrik (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Traumfabrik (Dream Factory)

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 83rd
  • 2012: did not appear
  • 2010: did not appear
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 325
  • rating: 7.13
Print Status
  • 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!

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