Friday, March 11, 2022

#61: Keltis: Der Weg der Steine Mitbringspiel (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Keltis: Der Weg der Steine Mitbringspiel

  • rank: 3,186
  • rating: 6.4
  • published: 2009
Print Status
  • out of print
Why It's On The List
  • The most straightforward of the Lost Cities/Keltis family - and incredibly portable.
Tips & Tricks:
    • When playing with 3 or 4 players, don't start lines in all five colors.
    • It's easy to forget about blarney stones in your first game - don't. The penalty for going short on them is steep.
    • In German, the name means "the way of the stones." The "Mitbringspiel" is a rough equivalent of our "travel games" - it literally means "bring with game".
    • It's not that I dislike Lost Cities or Keltis or Lost Cities: The Board Game... it's just that I like this one so much better.
    • This was republished as Lost Cities To Go in 2018... but I've never actually seen a physical copy of it.
    • Since the publication of Der Weg der Steine, there have been other very good Lost Cities family games... my favorite of the newer bunch is the Lost Cities Roll'n'Write.
    • This is the fifth of seven (7!) games designed by Reiner Knizia on this countdown.

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