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At the end of the game the number of points you score will depend upon how far Place the figures on the board, on the large stone (the starting space) at the. “Because those are the rules! I prefer Keltis over Lost Cities: The Board Game simply because I think that Keltis is a better looking game. Keltis is a board game designed by Reiner Knizia that won the Spiel des Jahres for best game of the year in In the US, it has been marketed as Lost Cities: The Board Game, though there are some subtle rules differences.

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Keltis: Das Kartenspiel | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

How to play a card? Do not forget to collect wishing stones! This seems a perfect length for a game of this depth. This links in the theme, where players are some sort of Celtic people, building or advancing pawns along stone paths, trying to score points. Looking closer you see that it’s actually illustrations of standing stones, with a large stone “hub”, and five paths of stones that resemble “spokes”.

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Along the way, ye may choose mystic tokens from the dark stones, which will help ye along yer way. End of the game The game ends when: Keltis has not been released in English.

Knizia has been a favorite designer of mine for rhles ten years, and the only game designer who I trust to purchase “sight unseen”.

I just love all boatd reviews recently from everyone at Opinionated Gamers! Lost Cities deserves obvious recognition for being the first of its sort building on Racko and then Keltis advances the genre by keltie ascending and descending sequences as well as board play. If you would like to comment on the winner, Keltisthen please do so on this post.


Keltis itself spawned numerous other games, including another card game Keltis: Also, I owe much credit to W. It is a multi-player board game that is based on the same theme as Knizia’s two-player card game Lost Cities.

If a path tile is picked up, its action is not taken. Like Lost CitiesKeltis has players managing a hand of numbered cards of five different suits.

Keltis Card – Rules of the card game

The path is then terminated. It can be played into a discard pile one discard pile per suitor melded in front of them to advance a pawn up the corresponding track on the game board. If melded, the card has to be either higher, lower, or the same value, than the previous card melded in that suit, and once committed to either ascending or descending, you have to stick with it.

I say this simply because noard designs have moved into a different area now, where games like Caylus, Pillars of the Earth, Agricola, and the recent Stone Age, seem to be the happening thing. Each player receives 8 turns.

Knizia vame the design to Kosmos, the publisher of Lost Cities, thinking it would be a good fit. A player’s turn bord simply to look at their hand of eight cards, select one and play it. For example, once a player has played a 10 then an 8, they, will not be able to play a 9 in that color. In the US, it has been marketed as Lost Cities: If you fail to get off any of the first three spaces on each path, you lose points. TBG and want to pick up a copy of Keltis.


The path tiles are placed on the board, and each player takes the pieces of one colour: Be silent ye shaven donkey! Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Most, if not all, of the games in the series are still in print, and their franchise has easily surpassed the one million unit sales mark.

The Board Game to one and simplify the scoring. This problem tended ke,tis be more noticeable under artificial lighting. There is also, I think, less luck in Keltis the card game, at least if we talk about 1-game matches. Keltis is a clever game, and it is a favorite of my family and game group. Keltis is a board game designed by Reiner Knizia that won gules Spiel des Jahres for best game of the year in One of the less interesting SDJ ever.

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A path will cost you points if you do not manage to have at least four cards on it. One token is taller, and points it collects are kltis.

The large pawn with double any score, including negatives.