Im Schatten des Kaisers


Designers Ralf Burkert
Publishers Hans im Glück Verlag
Year released2004
Playing time (minutes)90
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Reviewsdereview  (01.12.2004) by Walter
Individual ratingsAaron: 5, Günther: 6, Hans: 8, Moritz: 8, Walter: 8
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Game of the Month
January 2005
'Hans im Glueck' keep their high standard with 'Im Schatten des Kaisers', an interesting medieval game of power and intrigue. Memories of 'Kremlin' arise when one is trying to keep his important nobles from ageing and dying away. There are several opportunities to act, and especially to annoy your fellow players. Several nifty mechanics prevent the game from becoming a kingmaker fest. The actions of the players are tied to the occupation of certain spaces on the gaming board, another interesting aspect. Without doubt, this is a game that stands above the rest through its originality!