Due to limited space at home for our game collection, and also because my children have grown past the intended age of some of the games below, I’d like to sell or trade the following games. If you’re interested, please send an e-mail to ludossier at michel dot wermelinger dot ws.
Unless otherwise noted, all games are in excellent condition, are language-independent, i.e. the playing material does not contain any printed text, and have rules in English. The games are listed in alphabetical order. The images are taken from BoardGameGeek.
A simple and short game for 2 to 4 young children by Heinz Meister and published by Haba. Both the game designer and the publisher specialise in board games for young children, packaged in bright yellow boxes and with good production values. No counting or reading skills are required for this game, which features colourful wooden pieces depicting birds, their nests and the worms they will collect during the game. The rule booklet is in English, French, German and Dutch.
A dexterity game requiring a steady hand, for 2 to 4 players, published by Milton-Bradley. The edition I have is similar to the one in the picture but with an additional piece to extract from the patient’s brain.
The well-known game of world conquest for 3 to 6 players, published by Parker Brothers. I have the 2004 edition, which includes rule variants for 2 players and for 2 teams, and the mission cards to play the mission variant, in which each player has different objectives. The mission cards explain each mission’s goals and hence this variant is language dependent.
The 1983 winner of Germany’s Game of the Year award is a chase across all London, using its public transportation system. One player, the secret agent, is chased by the other 2-5 players, the detectives. The problem is: in each turn the agent’s transportation mode is known, but the start and end stops aren’t! The box has quite some wear, but the components inside are in good condition. Rule booklet in English, German, French, Italian and Dutch.
A deduction game for 3 to 7 players aged 10 and over. Each player has some gem cards (each of a certain colour, number and gem type) and some search cards. The latter allow to ask other players how many gem cards with certain combinations (e.g. two blue gems) they have. The aim is to be the first to deduce which gem card was set aside at the start of the game. I have the most recent edition (2004), in like new condition: the box was opened but the cards are still shrink-wrapped. Rule booklet in English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese.
A collection of four games for 2 to 6 young children, designed by Heinz Meister and published by Haba. Only one of the games requires the ability to count. One piece is missing, which means a couple of games require some slight adaptation, like collecting 4 instead of 5 bears. The rule booklet is in English, French, German and Dutch.
This 1992 winner of Germany’s Game of the Year award is a Tour de France type of race game for 2-4 players aged 8 and up. Each player controls a team of 4 cyclists and tries to maximize the end score of the whole team. The game has various levels of rules, from basic to advanced, e.g. to account for different types of road surface and for riders drafting. The game was never published in English: rules and event cards are in German. However, English translations of both (and further rule variants) are available here.