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Year Published
1999
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(23 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Merchants of the Middle Ages
Alternate Names
Die Händler
Marchands du Moyen Age
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A Medieval game of trade and commerce, Die Händler is set in Europe, where trade wagons carry wares between six cities on the board. Essentially, players buy goods, load them onto wagons and send them for maximum profit in other cities.

The whole game looks very inviting. The medieval cities depicted on the board, together with the player crests, cardboard coins, money pouches, sticker decorated wagons and wooden commodity pieces, immediately creates the right atmosphere for the players.

There are six cities - Paris, Cologne, Brugge, Gent, Vienna and Genoa - which are interconnected by roads. Three wagons carry goods from one city to another. No-one owns the wagons or controls any of them single-handedly, and in principle a player can put commodities on any transport. There are six different commodities - salt, iron, wine, silk, cloth and food - all of limited supply.

The goal of the game is to make money by delivering goods to the towns, and use the money to buy increases in status. The game ends after a certain number of deliveries have been made and the winner is the player with the highest level of status.

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Merchants of the Middle Ages
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Z-Man English edition 2010
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Stéphane Poinsot
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG 7066
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
3.08 pounds
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Die Händler
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German Edition 2010
Publisher: eggertspiele
Artist: Stéphane Poinsot
Year: 2010
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Marchands du Moyen Age
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French Edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Stéphane Poinsot
Year: 2010
Product Code: 20052
Size: 14.60 x 10.70 x 2.83 inches
4.01 pounds
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Die Händler
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German First edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 1999
Product Code: 6011
Size: 14.75 x 10.81 x 2.81 inches
3.75 pounds
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4 Die_Händler_Queen_Games_Regeln_deutsch_1999
Die Originalregeln von Queen Games von 1999. Mit diesen Regeln wird das Spiel strategischer und anspruchsvoller. Stop playing the new rules. They are bullshit. If you want to Play a perfect backstabbing and strategic game, then try the older rules from Queen Games. They are much better.Why? In the recent issue the mechanism was soft flushed now because in each round only one equipment card is still auctioned. Thus, the 8 features cards are gradually brought into play and no longer available from the beginning to all players. That changed the game lasting for the worse.
German
2014-08-23
0 Die Handler Summary in Chinese
Die Handler简体中文玩家帮助
Chinese
2013-08-23
0 Chinese rules of merchants of the middle ages
中世纪商人(新版)简体中文规则
Chinese
2013-08-23
8 English rules summary
1-page rules summary (in english) for the game!
English
2013-05-19
5 Cartas y Secuencia de Turno
Traducción de las cartas y la secuencia de turno del juego Merchants of the Middle Ages Spanish translation of the cards and Turnd Order
Spanish
2012-05-01
4 Reglas Merchants of the Middle Ages
Traducción no oficial de las reglas del juego Merchants of the Middle Ages, maquetadas como el original Unofficial spanish translation of the game rules Merchants of the Middle Ages.
Spanish
2012-04-23
3 Cards in English
English paste on's for the german Handler (2nd edition) game.
English
2012-03-05
7 Reglas en Castellano
Reglas en castellano del Merchants of the Middle Ages
Spanish
2011-08-19
2 Merchants of the Middle Ages invloedskaarten.
Alle invloedskaarten met verklaring en afbeelding van Merchants of the Middle Ages in het Nederlands.
Dutch
2011-03-31
5 Reglas en castellano
Traduccion al Castellano de la traduccion al ingles de Anthony M. Rubbo Jr.
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2010-12-27
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