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German Board Games For Family Fun Times

by: Sheila Robinson ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

German board games can offer fun challenges for fun and entertainment. Many are historic and culture themed titles that involve strategy and city building. Find out about some interesting German designed board games that are worth playing.

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    GERMAN BOARD GAMES

    The following German board games titles that range from easy to challenging play. Most are appropriate for players that are 10 or older.

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    Settlers of Catan

    Settlers of Catan board game   This German board game is a strategy and city-building style title where players try to become a dominant force in the island of Catan. This is accomplished by building settlements, cities and roads. Resources are also collected to help build up their civilization. To win the game, 10 victory points must be earned. Settlers of Catan was originally released in 1995 by German game designer Klaus Teuber. It is suitable for players aged 10 and up. You can buy this game from Amazon.com for $33.60.

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    Carcassonne

    Carcassone board game   Carcassonne is a board game centered in a medieval landscape. During each player’s turn, special land tiles are placed on the game playing area. This action will open up roads, cities, cloisters and fields. Players can then deploy followers (knight, thief, farmer or monk) to earn points. The player with the most points after the final scoring wins the game. This kid friendly title is appropriate for players aged 8 and older. Carcassonne was designed by Kaus-Jurgen Wrede and was first released in 2000. Amazon.com offers this game for $22.05

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    Stone Age

    In Stone Age, players will struggle for survival in an uncivilized world as hunters, farmers, tool makers and collectors. By using the appropriate strategy, resources and animals are raised to help create the tools needed to build up a civilization. Players who are successful at these tasks will win the game. Stone Age was designed by Bernd Brunnhofer and Michael Tummelhofer and first released in 2008. It is suitable for players aged 10 and up. You can find this game at Boostep.com.

    Stone Age board game   Stone Age board game in play  

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    Amun Re

    Amun Re board game   Amun Re is a German designed board game with an ancient Egyptian theme. The goal of the game is to be the player with the most pyramids built. Each player is a Pharaoh. The money to build the pyramids is acquired by the building of provinces for trading and farming purposes. Profits earned are then used to buy stones to erect pyramids or to purchase more provinces. Amun Re was created by German designer Reiner Krizia. It is suitable for players aged 12 and up. It can be purchased at GatePlay.com or Amazon.com for $28.00.

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    Modern Art

    Modern Art board game   Modern Art is an auction based German board game where players attempt to earn profits by buying and selling paintings. The winner is the player with the most money at the end of four rounds of play. Modern Art was designed by Reiner Rnizia and was first released in 1992. The game is suitable for players aged 10 and up. You can find this game at ToysRus.com for $19.95.

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    Image Credits

    The Settlers of Catan board game image was by Kwan IL Kim http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/skeil

    Carcassonne board game image by Manuel Pombiero http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Firepigeon

    Stone Age board game box image by http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/yzemaze

    Stone Age board game board image by http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/zath

    Modern Art board game image by http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/gangster1930

    Amun Re board game image by Chris Norwood http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/kilroy_locke

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