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Hamburgum


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  • For 2 to 5 players
  • Playtime of 75 to 90 minutes
  • 17th century city building theme
  • Double sided board game
  • Diceless strategy
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.1 x 15.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0012NLDS2
  • Item model number: 351RGG
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,660 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Hamburg in the 17th century had mighty walls to protect the city against the devastations of the Thirty Years War. Thanks to Protestant religious refugees, Hamburg has become the biggest and most prosperous city of Germany. From far away the skyline shows the steeples of huge churches and the masts of mighty trade ships displaying the citizens’ pride and prosperity. The players guide families of Hamburg in the pursuit of wealth and prestige. They produce beer, sugar and cloth and sell these goods with their ships overseas. They compete over the best sites for their buildings and the best berths for their ships in the harbor. But ultimately they vie for the most prestigious church donations, because neither gold nor goods, but only prestige decides the game. Hamburg is a strategy game for 2 to 5 players without any luck of cards or dice. The actions are selected according to simple rules on a rondel. The reverse of the big double sided game board offers another city, Londinium, a different strategic challenge.

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Hamburg in the 17th century! Mighty walls protect the city against the devastations of the Thirty Years War. Thanks to Protestant religious refugees, Hamburghas become the biggest and most prosperous city of Germany. From far away the skyline shows the steeples of huge churches and the masts of mighty trade ships displaying the citizens' pride and prosperity. The players guide families of Hamburg in the pursuit of wealth and prestige. They produce beer, sugar and cloth and sell these goods with their ships overseas. They compete over the best sites for their buildings and the best berths for their ships in the harbor. But ultimately they vie for the most prestigious church donations, because neither gold nor goods, but only prestige decides the game. Hamburg is a strategy game for 2 to 5 players without any luck of cards or dice. The actions are selected according to simple rules on a rondel. The reverse of the big double sided game board offers another city, Londinium, a different strategic challenge.

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I had been eyeing this game for a while. I finally decided to buy it with Amazon Rewards Points.

The game is a great game, a fun strategic challenge. The components are of very high quality.

I enjoy the theme as well.
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This is a cleverly designed game that really emphasizes strategy. The gist of this strategic game is that players are wealthy merchants in the city of Hamburg (or alternatively, London) trying to gain prestige by donating to the construction of the city's major churches. There are many elements to the game. In order to have the supplies and money to donate to the churches, players have to build industry, accumulate goods, build ships, and sell what they make. But they can't focus too much on the trade aspect of the game, or else they will lose opportunities to donate before other players do.

Each player has a token that the player moves between one and three spaces around a rondel, each space representing an activity that the player can perform; the affect of this is that a player can do one of only three particular activities during any turn, depending on where the player is on the rondel, and it makes players strategize about where they are positioned on the rondel relative to other players, considering what those other players might plan to do next. This also eliminates the element of chance, as there are no dice or luck of a drawn card involved.

Because there are so many elements to the game, it can take a little while to learn all of the rules. However, the game play itself is rather easy because the players' available actions are controlled by their movement around the rondel.
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