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Post 20 Jan 2015, 4:15 pm

Does anybody have this game? A long, long time ago someone from Redscape said he would set up a game here or somewhere online and I bought the thing. But he never did and the thing has been sitting in my closet quite a while.

As for the name "die marcher", I think it means the equivalent of a "spin doctor" (as macher means like, "maker" or "fixer" or something auf deutsche).
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Post 20 Jan 2015, 5:44 pm

Gut frage! Der wort "Macher" im English bis "Maker". So, "Die Macher" bis "The Maker", oder "The Power-broker".

I grew up in a I grew up in a German speaking extended family...
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Post 21 Jan 2015, 8:50 am

Yes; power-broker is probably a better translation, then.

OK so has anybody got it? Or even has seen it??
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Post 21 Jan 2015, 11:57 am

JimHackerMP wrote:OK so has anybody got it? Or even has seen it??


It gets on the table in my game group occasionally. For an older game it has a great reputation. Boardgamegeek's ranking of the top 100 games has it listed (at 81)

I've never been there when it has been played, so I can't say anything first hand. The geek has a good summary, though:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1/die-macher
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Post 21 Jan 2015, 6:12 pm

Das ist nifty! The rules are quite complicated, though. Having a little trouble plowing through them. Also, I'm not sure who would play it with me. The subject matter appeals to me but probably not to everybody.
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Post 30 Jan 2015, 9:16 am

Anyone who is experienced in this sort of thing think that he/she can make a board up for the game which would enable us to play online with each other? Would be kind of a learning curve to get used to the game, but I think the effort might be quite rewarding.
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Post 30 Jan 2015, 9:29 am

JimHackerMP wrote:Anyone who is experienced in this sort of thing think that he/she can make a board up for the game which would enable us to play online with each other? Would be kind of a learning curve to get used to the game, but I think the effort might be quite rewarding.


http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Die_Macher

Why do the work when someone else has!
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Post 30 Jan 2015, 5:04 pm

Well, you think we could drum up a few players for a game? Best game is with 5 players since there are five political parties.
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Post 30 Jan 2015, 8:09 pm

JimHackerMP wrote:Well, you think we could drum up a few players for a game? Best game is with 5 players since there are five political parties.


Perhaps. I don't know how to play, but am always willing to learn!
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Post 31 Jan 2015, 11:10 am

I can email you the rules...it came with a CD ROM with the rules in different languages, so I can literally email you the English rules. Or maybe post them here? Which would you prefer?

Actually no, I'll just post them right here...
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Post 31 Jan 2015, 11:27 am

OK, have attached to this post the English rules for Die Macher, in 8 1/2 by 11 format.
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Post 31 Jan 2015, 11:28 am

Uh.....or not.

If you are reticent to post your email addy here, email me at c b i s a s k y at gmail dot com.