The publisher will not win an award this year, but they are still very happy Ravensburger: The jury made two recommendations: Firstly, the party card game “That's not a hat” from Ravensburger is on the recommendation list for “Game of the Year”. On the other hand, the demanding strategy game “Council of Shadows” from the frequent player brand alea can look forward to a place on the recommendation list for “Connoisseur Game of the Year”.
The "unforgettable" and ingeniously simple party card game "That's not a hat" by Kasper Lapp shows in an amazing and amusing way how easily our brain can be confused. Remember a few simple objects drawn in black and white? Sound easy? Not with "That's not a hat": The players give each other generous gifts and try to remember who has which gift in front of them. You just had it in your head and it's gone again - then it's time to bluff skillfully and convincingly foist the gift on to the others. It doesn't matter whether it's children from the age of eight, families or adults: "That's not a hat" is fun for everyone.
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“With the confusing back and forth exchanges, even people with a good memory quickly get confused. If need be, simply asserting something confidently. As long as the recipient believes it, everything went well. Until the card lands on you again. If you guess wrongly three times in this amusing memo game or are convicted of the mistake yourself, the game is over.” This is how the jury of the Spiel des Jahres association justified its decision.
Council of Shadows longlisted
The setting for "Council of Shadows" by Martin Kallenborn and Jochen Scherer is the edge of the known universe in the year 2200: a seat has become vacant on the Council of Shadows. Four civilizations are vying to be admitted there. The players control the fortunes of these and try to be the first to create three quantum leaps. They discover new planets, build settlements, collect raw materials and develop new technologies.
The reasoning of the jury: “Our scorer has to catch up with our energy consumption marker three times. So we are constantly chasing ourselves. However, far more valuable resources can also be found in distant galaxies, the further away, the more lucrative. So is it perhaps worth spending a good amount of energy first so that we can make bigger strides in the run-up?”
|Ravensburger 27366 - Council of Shadows, strategy game for 2-4... *||31,99 EUR||Buy|
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