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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I realize that they could not predict an SdJ win, but it still seems like a bad marketing strategy.

Keltis Card – Rules of the card game

Looking for this game? Drawing a card Once you have played a card, you must draw another one: November 24, at 3: Personally, I really enjoyed Keltis, and it could be my Knizia bias talking! Where have you hidden your treasure? Keltis is a clever game, and it is a favorite of my family and game group.

What is a meeple? Knizia told me it felt great to finally win the award. Gam… on Dale Rulrs That makes a total of cards. 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. Keltis is an attractive looking game. Cards, five suits, five tracks, pawns and doublers Counter keltos be purchased ruless the BGG store.


The publishers are obviously going for an Irish “emerald isle” look, and they certainly pulled it off. These two cards must have the same value. Having played so many games over the years, I can’t help mentally drawing the family tree of a new game. On each of the five paths are four dark spaces, which are seeded with the chits before the game begins. If a path tile is picked up, its action is not taken. Byhe had been recognized for 15 games: 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.

Created by prolific designer, Reiner KniziaKeltis is essentially an expansion of the mechanisms utilized in his classic two-player game, Lost Cities. The game supports up to four players from ages ten and up; although, I think that younger players would do just fine. I learned quite a few things here. The initial impression I had on breaking out the game and sorting through the pieces was “Members Only”.

Keltis is also much nicer looking. Tips You do not need to start all 5 paths. The game pieces are put on the board on the starting space. The Board Gamethough there are some subtle rules differences.

Keltis – Wikipedia

It comes gamr two different rules we actually chose the variant, the main reason of that choice being that it was easier to come up with a good Artificial Intelligence. However, BGG has an excellent translation of the rules.

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You know the leprechauns, the pots of gold…. The Board Game is my least favorite game in the line. Do you have an english translation of the rules. Keltis is played with cards, 2 cards each of 5 colors numbered from 0 to The card may be picked later by either player. The players use the cards to move their figures as far as they can along the paths of stone, earning points along the way. It is tempting to clean up your hand by discarding cards, but timing is everything: Lost Cities was the inaugural winner in the two-player category.


The rules could not be simpler to grasp. I enjoy the fact that cards can be played in ascending or descending order a change which reduces the luck factor. Only a second end card can be laid on it. So, these two series are valid examples: A grey 6 can be laid on a blue 6. I have the game but my german is not very good. I’d put Keltis in the “try before you buy” category. You can easily finish a game of Keltis in less than an hour.

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”.

The paths start with negative points and end at 10 points. There is also, I think, less luck in Keltis the card game, at least if we talk about 1-game matches.