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Parker McParker
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I'm going to Berlin (for my first time) in August. It might be good to bring a game home and the family will try most things.

Any tips for a game that is hard to get in the UK, but can be picked up easily in Germany? Or a Berlin FLGS that is worth a visit?

Cheers for an help!
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Christian Gienger
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Try in game groups Germany. I think this thread fits there better. Can't help you with the question though.
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How about the game from the Spiel des Jahres Shortlist? It's called "the game", so finding it with the BGG search is hard...
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Lloyd
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I found Taschkent, by the marvellous Peer Sylvester, for sale in Berlin last year. Alas, I forget where the shop was now, but it was somewhere North East of Berlin.
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Ian Fleming
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The games section at KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), the largest department store in Berlin, is not a bad place to start. Good prices too on many games.

Galleria Kaufhof on Alexander Platz, another department store, also had a good selection the last time I was in Berlin.
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My two FLGS are "FUNtainment" in Friedrichshain and "Spielbrett" in Kreuzberg. Both have a nice but not huge collection of games.
Funtainment has the focus on Tabletop`s and miniature games and also offer many different sleeves. Spielbrett on the other hand are focussed on "real" boardgames.

In F`hain u can also find the Ludothek "Spielwiese". To try out a game and order a coffee the perfect place.


Have a wonderful stay and greetings from neuk├Âlln,


neycha

http://www.spielbrett-berlin.de/willkommen/kreuzberg/

http://www.funtainmentberlin.de/?page_id=2

http://www.spielwiese-berlin.de/blog/store/contact-us/
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Phil Campbell
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Depending upon the age of your children, KaDeWe has (well, had as of April last year) an extensive selection of Haba games to choose from.

To be honest though, it's worth going to KaDeWe just to marvel at the selection of games on offer - it's like nothing you'll see in a department store in the UK.

How long will you be going for? Berlin is a fascinating city to visit with plenty of things to see and do.
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Jez Dedman
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I can't help with game suggestions specifically, but there are two stores close together in the south of the centre of the city.

This is from another thread I have bookmarked as I love Berlin and have been a few times now...

The two best (in my opinion) are within a few minutes on the U-Bahn from you:

Gamers HQ
Lepsiusstrasse 33
12163 Berlin-Steglitz
http://tabletop-berlin.de/Portal/index.php

Morgenwelt
Markelstrasse 56
12163 Berlin
http://www.morgenwelt.org/

Both within 5 minutes walk of U-Bahn Schlossstr. (U9). Take the U7 from Wilmersdorferstr, change to the U9 at Berliner Strasse - quite a short journey.


I've only been in Morganwelt previously but it was well stocked and very exciting for someone who had not visited many FLGS's previously! (none close to where I live)

I did try to go to http://www.spielwiese-berlin.de/ but it was randomly shut, no idea why, but this is no where near Morganwelt and Gamers HQ, and is more to the east of the city centre, but still relatively central.

This may also help you...
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302/flgs-world-list-game...

Good luck and enjoy the city!
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Trevor Taylor
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I would suggest looking to see if any of Zoch - multi-lingual games interest you. Not because of rarity, just the sheer price saving.
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Lisa Jepson
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My favourite places are: Gamers HQ, Morgenwelt, Spielbrett, and Funtainment. Gamers HQ and Morgenwelt have a good selection of games in English (and are only 5 minutes walk away from each other), Spielbrett has a good selection of games that are English and German, or in German but with no in-game text, and Funtainment seems to be mainly German language. Spielweise is mainly rentals, but has a small selection of games too, so worth a look if you're in the area (it's only a few minutes walk from Funtainment).
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HenningK
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This is a good thread about FLGS and board game meetups in Berlin:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1217466/coming-berlin-septe...

I am not sure about games that are easy to get in Germany but not in the UK; maybe The Game might qualify. It is nominated for the Spiel des Jahres and easily available here.

Where exactly in Berlin will you stay?
 
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