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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Das Campus-Spiel (1998)

Das Campus-Spiel (1998)

Ratings

4.8125 out of 10 with 8 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The game for the academic establishment...

Players are honorable university professors that try to win the Nobel Price.

With the help of their well paid doctors, students and some very strange machines they try to get enough scientific publications to qualify for the various commissions that decide about the academic fate of the players.

The scientific part is mainly driven by drawing one or more of the huge number of event cards - which can be positive or negative (Surprise!!!). But also a bit of negotiating is necessary as you often want to use some scientific machines only another player owns.

Getting in the different commissions requires also some negotiating between the players (Promise everything, but keep nothing..).

Game uses a lot of humor in the card texts, the machine names etc., but I guess all the pseudo-scientific names make the humorous part of the game almost non-translatable.

  • Designer: Siegfried Bär, Timo Fausst
  • Artist: Lothar Reinhardt
  • Publisher: Eichborn
  • Year Published: 1998
  • Number of Players: 3 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 120
  • Category: Humor, Negotiation
  • Alternate Names: Das Campus-Spiel

Reviews

7.5 out of 10
By
good fun; very poignant satire of academics
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