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Contents: WIN 445 December 2012

Our reviews:
Das Ältere Zeichen - Cooperative fantasy adventure game for 1-8 players, ages 14+, by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson at Heidelberger Spieleverlag / FFG 2012, ca. 90 min
Eclipse - Complex development game for 2-6 players, ages 14+, by Touko Tahkikallio at Lautapelit/Asmodee 2011, ca. 120 min
Riff Raff - Balance and dexterity game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Christoph Cantzler at Zoch 2012, ca. 20 min
Spectaculum -Placement game for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Reiner Knizia at Pegasus Spiele 2012, ca. 30 min
Tweeeet - Movement game with payment for distances, for 2-5 players, ages 7+, by Corné van Moorsel at Cwali 2012, ca. 30 min

Played for you:
A House Divided - Conflict simulation of the American Civil War 1861-1865 for 2 players, ages 12+, by Frank Chadwick at Mayfair Games 2012, ca. 60 min
Activity Franz Ferdinand - Communication game for 4-12 players, ages 7+, by Paul Catty and Ernst Führer at Piatnik 2012, ca. 45 min
Alcatraz: The Scapegoat Maximum Security - Expansion for Alcatraz for 3-5 players, ages 15+, by Rafał Cywicki, Krzysztof Cywicki and Krzysztof Hanusz bei Kuźnia Gier 2012, ca. 90 min
Hot Wheels apptivity - Game unit for use with an iPad, for 1 player, ages 4+, at Mattel 2012, variable playing time
Banana Matcho - Dice and reaction game for 2-6 players, ages 6+, by Thilo Hutzler at Zoch 2012, ca. 20 min
Big Badaboom - Card game for 3-5 players, ages 10+, by Team Gigantoskop at Gigantoskop 2012, ca. 45 min
[_BLÄNK] - Word game for adults, for 4 or more players, ages 16+, by Lars Beckmann and Sascha Ackermann at E.Concept 2012, variable playing time
Bohn to be wild! - Variant of Bohnanza for the 15 Year Anniversary of Bohnanza, for 1-7 players, ages 12+, by Uwe Rosenberg at Amigo-Spiele 2012, ca. 60 min
Bumm Bumm Ballon! - Action game for 2 or more players, ages 8+, by Frans Rookmaaker at Schmidt Spiele 2012, ca. 5 min
Confusing Sun - Dice and addition game for 2-10 players, ages 6+, by Justin Oh at Gemblo 2012, ca. 10 min
Dahschur Die rote Pyramide - Resources management game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, by Pauli Haimerl at Mücke Spiele 2012, ca. 90 min
Das Prestel Kunstspiel - Quiz and communication game for 2-5 players, ages 8+, at Prestel Verlag 2012, ca. 45 min
Dash - Race game with cards for 3-5 players, ages 10+, by Jin Shaun Ang and Meng Tuck Lee at Cardboard Island Games 2012, ca. 60 min
Die Biene Maja Tick Tack Tempo - Roll & move game about clock hand positions for 2-4 players, ages 4+, at Studio100 Media 2012, ca. 15 min
Die Damen von Troyes - Expansion for Troyes for 2-4 players, ages 12+, by Sebastién Dujardin, Xavier Georges and Alain Orban at Heidelberger Spieleverlag / Pearl Games 2012, ca. 90 min
Divinare - Deduction and bluff game for 2-4 players, ages 13+, by Brett J. Gilbert at Asmodee 2012, ca. 45 min
Dominion Dark Ages - 7th expansion for Dominion, for 2-4 players, ages 8+, by Donald X. Vaccarino at Hans im Glück 2012, ca. 45 min
Drum Roll - Resources management und worker placement game with a circus topic for 2-4 players, ages 12+, by Dimitris Drakopoulos and Konstantinos Kokkinis bei Artipia Games 2011, ca. 90 min
Ego Pictures - Communication game based on assessments, for 3-8 players, ages 12+, by Günter Burkhardt at Huch! & friends 2012, ca. 40 min
Fieser Zauber - Reaction and concentration game for 2-4 players, ages 5+, by Fréderic Moyersoen bei Haba 2012, ca. 15 min
Fundstücke - Auction and collecting game for 3-6 players, ages 10+, by Friedemann Friese at 2f-Spiele 2012, ca. 30 min
Höchste Eisenbahn - Spotting and reaction game for 2-6 players, ages 3 or 5+, by Karsten Adlung at Adlung Spiele 2012, ca. 10 min
Kalua - Card game with an eliminiation mechanism for 3-5 players, ages 8+, by Carlos Moreno at Homoludicus 2012, ca. 40 min
Konvoi - Conflict simulation with cards for 2 players, ages 8+, by Ignacy Trzewiczek at Portal Publishing / Iello 2012, ca. 30 min
Little Devils - Trick-taking card game for 3-6 players, ages 8+, by Michael Feldkötter at White Goblin Games 2012, ca. 20 min
Match Point - Placement and calculation game for 1-5 players, ages 7+, by Madelief and Hans van Tol bei The Game Master 2012, ca. 30 min
Monsterquatsch - Game collection of educational games on structure and and equipment of rooms, for 2-4 players, ages 4+, by Kai Haferkamp at Haba 2012, ca. 10 min
Pingi Pongo - Roll & move game for 2-4 players, ages 5+, by Peter Neugebauer at Noris Spiele 2012, ca. 20 min
Qwixx - Dice game for 2-5 players, ages 8+, by Steffen Benndorf at Nürnberger Spielkarten Verlag 2012, ca. 15 min
Saint Malo - Dice game for developing a city, for 2-5 players, ages 9+, by Inka und Markus Brand ati alea / Ravensburger 2012, ca. 45 min
Spice Merchant - Card game on the topic of spice trade for 3-4 players, ages 10+, by Gun-Hee Kim at Deinko 2012, ca. 20 min
Sum Sum - Dice, memo and collecting game for 2-4 players, ages 4+, by Susanne Gawlik at Beleduc 2012, ca. 15 min
Targi - Worker placement and acquiosition game for 2 players, ages 12+, by Andreas Steiger at Kosmos 2012, ca. 60 min
Tetris Link - Area filling game for 2-4 players, ages 6+, at Asmodee 2012, ca. 15 min
tiptoi Die turbulente Zeitreise - Educational acquisition game for 1-4 players, ages 7+, by Ulrich Blum at Ravensburger 2012, ca. 30 min
Trivial Pursuit Familienedition - Trivia quiz game for 2-6 players, ages 8+, at Hasbro 2012, ca. 60 min
Trust - Finance simulation for 3-6 players, ages 6+, by Thomas Müller at Heptagon 2012, ca. 45 min
Villen des Wahnsinns Verbotene Alchemie - Expansion for Villen des Wahnsinns for 2-5 players, ages 13+, by Corey Konieczka at Heidelberger Spieleverlag 2012, ca. 90 min
Welcome to the Czech Pub - Party game with a pub and drinking topic for 2-6 players, ages 16+, by Josef Koštíř at Czech Board Games 2012, ca. 45 min
Zug um Zug Deutschland - Placement game with a railway topic for 2-5 players, ages 8+, by Alan Moon at Days of Wonder 2012, ca. 45 min

New arrivals:
Arche Extra Mix 2 - Expansion for the card placement game for 3-5 players, ages 8+, by Frank Nestel at Spiele von Doris & Frank 2012, ca. 45 min
Bits - Placement games on shapes, for 1-4 players, ages 8, by Reiner Knizia, New small edition, at Ravensburger 2012, ca. 45 min
Bognar‘s Brain Teaser Dragon Treasure - Logic arrangement game for 1 or more players, ages 7+, by Joszef Bognar and Huch! & friends 2012, variable playing-time
Capt‘n Sharky Turm der Schätze - Stacking and dexterity game for 2-4 players, ages 5, at Die Spiegelburg 2012, ca. 10 min
Der Herr der Ringe Zwergenbinge Der Rothornpass - The Lord of the Rings Shadows of Mirkwood A Journey to Rhosgobel – An expansion for the cooperative Living Card Game for 1-2 players, ages 13 up, by Nate French at Heidelberger / Fantasy Flight Games 2012, ca. 45 min
Klaus die Maus auf dem Bauernhof - Educational Game Book with color die for 1 player, ages 3+, by Reinhard Staupe at Huch! & friends 2012, ca. 10 min
Ohren auf! - Sound and memo game for 2-6 players, ages 4+, by Reinhard Staupe at Nürnberger Spielkarten 2012, ca. 15 min
Top Trumps Specials Transformers Prime - Card/quiz game for 2 or more players, ages 8+, at Winning Moves 2012, ca. 20 min
Yakari Geheime Botschaft - Roll & move game with a license topic for 2-4 players, ages 4-8, by Reiner Knizia at Ravensburger 2012, ca. 15 min

From the Museum:
Reef Encounter - Resources management game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, by Richard Breese at R&D Games 2004, ca. 120 min

Encounters:
Dr. Reiner Knizia