Thurn & Taxis

Thurn & Taxis
Code: THURNTX

Winning the Spiel des Jahres in 2006, Thurn and Taxis takes the theme of the German post office and transforms it into a fascinating game. Players take turns building connecting routes of postal stagecoaches across Germany. Decisions must be made whether to build short, safer routes that may allow them to control territories, or to build longer, more lucrative routes. Fans of Ticket to Ride will enjoy the medium complexity of this game, as players may utilize one special ability each turn to help be the first to build routes in each area.
Players2 - 4
Age10 and up
Time60 minutes
Designer(s)Andreas Seyfarth, Karen Seyfarth
PublisherRio Grande Games

Weight1035 gm

Your PriceMYR115.00
Retail PriceMYR129.00
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DESCRIPTION

In 1490, Kaiser Maximilian I awarded Franz von Taxis the contract to deliver mail between the Kaiser's residences in Innsbruck and Brussels.

He did such a good job, that postal services in the country continue to be connected with the name Thurn and Taxis.

With the introduction of postal carriages in the middle of the 17th century, members of the family were raised to Count status and given the hereditary title of Postmaster General. The game begins at this point in history.

Can you emulate the achievements of this family and build a successful postal network? Do you have the talent to connect the right cities to create an effective network and not lose sight of the need to acquire new carriages when they are needed?

Plan your moves carefully and watch your opponents' moves carefully, so you are prepared to respond to them. The game takes you back in time and gives you challenges that will bring you back to the game over and over.

Winning the Spiel des Jahres in 2006, Thurn and Taxis takes the theme of the German post office and transforms it into a fascinating game. Players take turns building connecting routes of postal stagecoaches across Germany. Decisions must be made whether to build short, safer routes that may allow them to control territories, or to build longer, more lucrative routes.

Fans of Ticket to Ride will enjoy the medium complexity of this game, as players may utilize one special ability each turn to help be the first to build routes in each area. Requiring planning and forethought, Thurn and Taxis is a rewarding experience for those who enjoy strategic games.

COMPONENTS

1 game board
80 wooden houses
4 principal firm cards
20 carriage cards
66 city cards
30 bonus tiles
4 summary cards
1 rule booklet

AWARDS
Games Magazine
Family Strategy Game Honoree 2007
International Gamers Awards
Best Strategy Game Nominee 2006
Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year 2006
Deutscher SpielePreis
2nd Place 2006

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