Die Säulen der Erde


Designers Michael Rieneck
Stefan Stadler
Publishers Kosmos
Year released2006
Playing time (minutes)100
Luding linkhttp://luding.org/Skripte/GameData.py/DEgameid/20203
Boardgame Geek linkhttp://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/24480
Reviewsdereview  (02.12.2006) by Moritz
dereview  (27.11.2006) by Peter
dereport  (13.12.2006) by Walter
dereport  (29.01.2009) by Walter
Individual ratingsAndrea: 9, Günther: 8, Loredana: 10, Moritz: 7, Peter: 10, Walter: 6, Aaron: 5, Hans: 6
Westpark Gamers' ratingred starred starred starred starred starred starred starred stargray stargray star
Game of the Month
October 2006
An excellent offering that comes as a surprise when looks at the very few succesful book/film tie-ins that are out there (and especially Kosmos' speckled history in that respect). In fact the game mostly avoids a close representation of the book, which mostly is some flair text on the cards (and there is very little flair text). This is simply a very delightful and challenging game for gamers, with more than a passing resemblance to Caylus but with some aspects that make the game actually more accessible and even more forgiving. The different phases work very beautifully together, there is no downtime as all phases are interactive and the game also doesn't overstay it's welcome but is engrossing up to the end. The fancy turn counter (the cathedral IS the turn-counter, in case you wondered) made Richard Borg laugh so hard that he nearly fell out of the chair, when he watched our game. And it was a hearty laugh if there ever was one! But seriously - if you like involved but not too heavy games with lots of beautiful bits and pieces you should clearly consider purchasing this wonderful game. It was one of the very rare cases that a German company produced game was actually completely sold out at Essen, even though it was available in great numbers originally. Very recommended!