500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 6500 7000 7500 8000 8500 9000 9500 10000 10500 11000
Announcement – 2015 Support Drive – Ending in:
494 supporters - GeekGold Bonus for All 2015 Supporters: 4.94 + 0.22 = 5.16

The Card Gamer

Hello my name is David and I run thecardgamer.com. I'm not a pro gamer or a gaming expert. I'm just an individual who loves board games and enjoys sharing views and opinions about them. My specialty is smaller boxed card games but i will review anything I feel is interesting including bigger games. Thanks for checking me out. David thecardgamer2000@gmail.com thecardgamer.com
 Thumb up

Kaispeicher Preview

David Marie
United States
flag msg tools

Kaispeicher the expansion to The Speicherstadt

The Speicherstadt is one of my favorite games. You could call it an “auction” game and leave it at that, but you would be doing it a great disservice as the game is much more than a simple one mechanic title. The incredibly unique bidding system where you strategically place your workers and cards that actually affect how you earn points make The Speicherstadt much more refined than your average bidder. The only issue I had with the game was that there wasn’t more. More cards, more cubes, more MORE MORE! Yes, I understand what is there is fantastic; but more would be even fantastic-er.


Little did I know that Stefan Feld had been cooking up an expansion and is almost ready to unleash it to the world. Not just more cards and cubes (of which there are plenty), but a whole new addition to the bidding mechanic, new ways to score points, and cards that let you mess with other players. On top of all that you get some shiny metal coins to make it even more thematic.

In The Speicherstadt you count how players you have and set out that many cards +1 on the water slots on the board. With Kaispeicher you lay those cards out plus an equal number of cards above the board creating a Reserve area.

Reserve Cards

"now you also have the option of reserving a card of your
choice from the row above the board. For this, you take one
of these cards, place it next to the lower left side of the
board, and put one of your workers onto it. If there are
already one or more reserved cards, the new card must
always be placed above the last reserved one."

These reserve cards are how you'll use the 1 extra worker you get for each color. This new mechanic gives you more options for clever worker placement on a turn. You also receive 2 coins in the Income phase instead of 1. The extra money should make it a bit easier to get what you need.

The good stuff:

Ok guys enough jibber jabber and on to the eye candy. Here are some of the new cards and bits.

New goods cubes scoring cards

New scoring buildings

New mechanics

New way to mess with your opponents

More contracts, more ships, more cubes more of almost everything. I personally can't wait to get my hands on the new cards and bits.

I'll have more when I receive the final copy.

Full disclosure; I was sent the files of the cards and rules to help with the English version (revisions, ect.). So my name will be on the instructions.

Geeklist:The Card Gamer's reviews
Geeklist 2:The Card Gamers Written Reviews
Blog: The Card Gamer Blog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thecardgamer
Email: thecardgamer2000@gmail.com
Twitter Facebook
Subscribe sub options Fri Dec 2, 2011 12:59 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}




Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.