Good Language Independent Games I can pick up in Germany Next week...
James Derbyshire
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Norton Mandeville
Essex
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I'm off to Germany (Stuttgart) next week for work.
What good, language independent games are out, that I can pick up whilst over there?
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1. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:34]
 
James Derbyshire
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Norton Mandeville
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Power Grid (Funkenslag) is the only one that spings to mind myself. Please feel free to add your own suggestions.
 
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2. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:418]
Martin Parker
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Newbury
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Wallenstein for sure. Just got it myself. Yet to play it face to face but I've played on-line. Great game in oh so many ways - shame about the big box though which might be a problem for you. There is german - but all the translations you need are on the geek already.
 
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3. Board Game: Meuterer [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:935]
pronoblem baalberith
United States
Pleasantville
Massachusetts
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Meuterer is great, language independent and only 5 Euros.
 
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4. Board Game: Fjords [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1227]
Steffan O'Sullivan
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Plymouth
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There is a Rio Grande version, but the English rules are on the geek and the components are language independent.
 
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5. Board Game: Gracias [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:13319]
Andy Parsons
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CHELMSFORD
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This cute little Moon/Borg card game just got a good review in Counter magazine. It's language independent - except for a word of Spanish! Plus, you should have no problem squeezing it into your suitcase.
 
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6. Board Game: Die Weinhändler [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:3913]
Jacek Nowak
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Very good bidding, bluffing, set collection and hand management game.
 
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7. Board Game: Ubongo [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:920]
Robert Zurfluh
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Cranbury
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Kosmos Big-Box fun filled filler. This game is explained in less than a minute, takes less than 1/2 hour to play, and is quite fun. Race against the timer and your fellow friends to solve the puzzle and collect the most gems of a certain color.

 
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8. Board Game: Trans Europa [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1326]
Robert Zurfluh
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Cranbury
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Frankly, I don't see the need for this game. But if you want to get it - I saw it in German stores in the middle of May when I went. It's small enough to fit the carry-on.
 
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9. Board Game: Kreta [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1555]
Bobby Warren
United States
Glendale
Arizona
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A solid game that doesn't look like it will be getting an English-language version anytime soon.
 
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10. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:452]
andrew
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bayswater
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i got this (three of them) for 7 euro each from adam speilt last year. only numbers in the game, so totaly language independant... and a reasonable game also.
i'm one of those who'd rather have the original than an english reprint.
 
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