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 Card – Rules of the card game

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lost Cities. The game is tough — even frustrating at times — because the best laid plans for going down a path are often dashed early in the game.

High score wins, and ties are possible. They also wanted to shorten the game from three rounds kelts is still present in Lost Cities: Do you have an english translation of the rules. I like the artwork, and the clover-shaped pieces are a nice touch. I love the theme and the bits. However, BGG has an excellent translation of the rules. Keltis is also much nicer looking.

Either play a card into his tableau or discard a card to the discard piles.

It can also end if the draw deck runs out. Ratings from the Opinionated Gamers I love it!

Ticket to ride Game overview. You also have to balance the endgame: If ye play yer cards right, keltjs will find yer way to great riches.

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 krltis ascending or descending, you have to stick with it. Each individual path can go up or go down but this order cannot change during the game. Four player games have come in at minutes.


Keltis – Wikipedia

OR they can be laid in any order on the grey path for one point. You are allowed to put several cards of the same value on a path. I do wish Kosmos would include a set of English rules, but I understand the licensing considerations. By creating a different version for release in English, they took away all of the possible name recognition from the SdJ.

Gamd of the Wes…. Each suit spans the values of 0 to 10, and there are two of each.

Keltis is a quick game – we whipped through two player games in 20 minutes – almost filler category. Keltis is a board game designed by Reiner Knizia that won the Spiel des Jahres for best game of the year in I thought all this was worth mentioning to complete the history of this jeltis series.

Also, I owe much credit to W. The game pieces are put on the board on the starting space. Keltis would go on to win the Spiel des Jahres and sell more thancopies.

Keltis is an attractive looking game. If both players have the same number, it is a draw. Players score points by playing cards, which must be played in ascending or descending order. Byhe had been recognized for 15 games: You might want to ask why we did not simply call it Keltis Gold. There are five discard piles, one for each color. Not as different as Kirk and Mirror Universe Kirk, but still different enough to be distinct. After collecting, you draw two cards instead of one.

I enjoy the fact that cards can be played in ascending or descending order a change which reduces the luck factor. I say this simply because game 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.


Keltis is a boardgame designed by Gsme Knizia. Collecting a wishing stone is not allowed. Finally, the clover tiles allow any pawn on any path to be advanced – these are the most fun, as they can potentially set up chained moves where other chits are hit, triggering more advances.

My favorite games in the Keltis line are Lost Cities which is far more tense than the games that followedKeltis Das Orakel which is a heavier version of Keltisand Keltis: Media Casual board gaming. Notify me of new comments via email. The kelyis adds a significant luck factor and restricts choice by forcing the players to build from low to high cards, rather than allow building in either order as Keltis does. Notify me of new posts via email.

Later, with Keltis Wurfelspeil Knizia added dice rolling to the series. I think Keltis is a very well designed and enjoyable family game, so why is this not on your shelf?

Keltis has a slightly retro feel to it – in the last few years we’ve seen several games come out that are highly interactive. Players tally up their points from progress made on each of the five tracks positive, negative, or simply zero if they leltis enter the trackspecial stones claimed, as well as points chits hit during the game. Thanks for the time you took writing this. It is a matter of taste really as they both work great!