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MicroMacro: Crime City

Happy people sitting in cafés. Children wanting an ice cream from the market stall. Art lovers at a gallery opening. But with our trained detective’s eye we can see through the supposed harmony of Crime City’s inhabitants. There are over a dozen murder and crime cases …

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Pictures

Building blocks, shoe laces, symbol cards and more. At first glance, the five sets of materials included in “Pictures” couldn’t be more different. Nevertheless they will all be used for the same purpose: players must recreate a photograph so that their opponents are able to identify …

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Just One

“Box”, “dice”, “play”, “fun”. What could these words possibly be describing? Easy: a board game! In the co-operative game Just One, one player has to guess a word. The clues aren’t provided by the game but by the rest of the players. Without discussing it with …

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Azul

In the tactical tile-laying game Azul, the Portuguese King Manuel I commissions craftsmen to decorate the walls of his palace with beautiful mosaics. They can’t just use any old tiles: they need the so-called ‘Azulejos’. Beneath the simple action of laying tiles burns a fierce competition …

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Camel Up

This camel race is completely crazy: When the hump-backed animals land on a space they have to piggyback on top of one another – and the one on the bottom brings the others along for the ride! What’s going to happen? That’s for the players to …

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Kingdomino

Players take on the role of Lords seeking new lands to expand their kingdom. As with “Dominoes”, these new lands must match the landscape tiles that have already been played. You need to create large areas of the same landscape type. But these will only score …

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Dominion

Viele Karten verderben den Brei. – „Dominion“ ist kein konventionelles Brettspiel, es besteht vielmehr aus 500 Aktions-, Geld- und Siegpunkt-Karten. Davon kommt in jeder Partie nur eine kleine, immer wieder neu zusammengestellte Auswahl zum Einsatz. Jedes Spiel verläuft daher anders; Taktik und Strategien wechseln von Partie zu …

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Keltis

Auf fünf Wegstrecken zugleich treten die Konkurrenten an. Darauf sind die eigenen Steine möglichst weit vorwärts zu bringen. Zunächst stehen sie noch im Minus. Pluspunkte bringen sie erst kurz vor dem Ziel. Jeder Spieler erhält acht Farbkarten auf die Hand. Kann man eine ablegen, geht der …

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Codenames

The heads of two rival secret agencies want to inform their respective team members which agents belong to their organisation. As their enemies are listening in, they’ll take turns to find associations to describe their spies’ code names. Only the minimum of information may be transmitted: …

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