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Thurn and Taxis (2006)

Average Rating: 7.15/10
Board Game Rank: 255
Strategy Game Rank: 184
Family Game Rank: 35
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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(220 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(46 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(71 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Thurn and Taxis
Alternate Names
Cesarski Kurier
Poštovní Kurýr
Poštovní kurýr
Thurn & Taxis
Thurn et Taxis: l'aventure postale
Thurn und Taxis
Турн и Таксис. Королевская почта
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In Thurn & Taxis, players build post office routes across Bavaria and the regions around, collecting bonus points in various ways. The board shows a map of all the cities, with roads leading from each one to some of its neighbors. There are various colored regions around the board, most with two or three cities, and a large region with all the Bavarian cities in the center.

Players build postal routes from city to city to city so that each city is adjacent to the next city on the route and there is a road connecting these two cities. Each route must consist of at least three cities. Players may only build one route at a time. Routes are represented by melded city cards arranged in the order of the route.

Players start with a supply of 20 post offices in their color, a carriage house card and a player aid card. The board is populated with bonus tiles, carriage cards and city cards. On a turn a player will draw a card from a display of six, face up, city cards (or the top of the face down deck) and meld one card, either starting a new route or adding to the current one. If after adding to the route, the length of the route is at least three cities, the player may declare it finished and score it. The player may, depending on the length of the route and which cities are in the route, place post offices in the cities, collect bonus tiles, and acquire a higher value carriage. Optionally, the player may receive support from one postal official in the form of: drawing a second card, melding a second card, refreshing the six city card display, or acquiring a higher value carriage than the route length when finishing a route. Once a route is scored the city cards of that route are discarded, and the player begins a new route on his next turn.

When a player exhausts his supply of post offices or acquires a value 7 carriage the end of the game is triggered. Play continues until the player who is last in turn order finishes his turn, and the game ends. Players score points for their highest valued carriage and bonus tiles, and lose points for unplaced post offices. The player with the most points wins.

The fact that you *must* add at least one city to your route each turn or lose the whole route gives the game an enjoyable planning element.

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Contents:

  • 1 game board
  • 80 wooden houses (20 each in 4 colors) as post offices
  • 4 principal firm cards
  • 20 carriage cards (4 each of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 carriage)
  • 66 city cards (3 each of 22 cities) for building routes
  • 30 bonus tiles (4 x 7 distance, 3 x 6 distance, 2 x 5 distance, 4 x all provinces, 4 x Baiern, 3 x Baden, 3 x Württemberg/Hohenzollern, 3 x Schweiz/Tyrol, 3 x Böhmen/Salzburg, and 1 x Game end)
  • 4 summary cards
  • 1 game rules

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Size 44mm X 68mm

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Cesarski Kurier
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Polish edition
Publisher: Bard Centrum Gier
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.75 inches
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Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
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Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Publisher: Albi
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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1 Thurn und Taxis croatian rules
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13 FAQ for Thurn and Taxis
I found a German version of Thurn and Taxis in Berlin for 13€. I looked through this forum and found English rules and a lot of rules questions. I collected many of these in a FAQ so the next guy don't have to look through around 90 rules questions :-)
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This is a set of 2 boxes with a special horizontal design suitable for sleeved cards that would help you store your sleeved cards (standard Mayday thickness). The boxes also feature a nice graphics design and a content list on the boxes. Make sure you don not print from the browser preview and you disable fit to page. [ImageId=1579950] [ImageId=1579949] Get more of my horizontal designs here: [geeklist=66710][/geeklist]
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PORTUGUESE RULES [br][desbussolados.blogspot.com] regras em português.
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4 Thurn und Taxis - Regolamento in italiano
Regolamento in italiano riscritto e rivisto per avere una maggiore leggibilità. Include le regole dell'espansione "il messaggero della principessa".
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File contains the French translation of the SoloPlay rules to be able to play ThurnUndTaxis in a solo format. File translated by Christian Cang (BGG user-plastic77) Additional SoloPlay files including those translated to French can be accessed through the following geeklist: [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/49479][b]SoloPlay Variants Posted on the Geek [/b][/url]
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From the introduction: This version of the rules is designed for those who have the English-language version of the game, as published by Rio Grande, but would like the greater clarity of the rules in the original German version. Where there are differences in the rules, I follow the English-language version.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 255
Strategy Game Rank: 184
Family Game Rank: 35
Num Ratings: 13436
Average Rating: 7.15
Standard Deviation: 1.17
Num Views: 523918
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 282
Personal Comments: 3283
Users Owning: 14415
Users Wanting: 444
Users Trading: 392 [find trade matches]
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