Thursday, March 31, 2016

Das Spitzweg-Spiel (2003)

Das Spitzweg-Spiel (2003)


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


The game is based on the paintings of a quite famous german artist, Carl Spitzweg. Therefore 80 big playing-cards with pictures of the artist are the main part of the components.

Publisher of the game is a company named Belser, but looking at the box it's quite obvious that this company seems to be just a branch of Kosmos (and the author Fritz Kruber is a Kosmos editor).

Players try to build exhibitions with the paintings of the master. All players work at the same exhibition by placing cards towards it following special rules. The exhibition is closed (and points are awarded) once a certain amount of pictures have been added - then a new exhibition starts until the deck runs out.

Game feels a bit like Rummy meets Scrabble (without words...) with a few twists.

  • Designer: Fritz Gruber
  • Artist: Anke Pohl, Thilo Rick, Carl Spitzweg
  • Publisher: Belser (Kosmos)
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 45
  • Category: Card Game
  • Mechanic: Hand Management, Pattern Building, Tile Placement
  • Alternate Names: Das Spitzweg-Spiel



5 out of 10
Played after a four player game with almost no control. Game most likely shines with two, as it seems to be about not setting up your opponent.

Asking $2. NIS>

I can't think of another game that is as broken as this one. However, that is hopefully due to a faulty rule translation, so I won't assign a rating. If we are playing correctly, it's a broken "one." The cards are nice though. The only paintings missing are dogs playing poker.

German First Edition 2003 Belser. Shrinkwrapped.
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