|We are very proud to present another new game to you and this time it's a game that combines luck and strategy. The game is designed by Prof. Dr. Ingo Althöfer.|
It's a fairly quick game and to somewhat reduce the luck factor, we've implemented the game in a best-of-3 format, so first player to win 2 rounds wins the game. Later we will implement best-of-1, best-of-5, etc. but for the tournaments we thought best-of-3 provides the most enjoyable combination.
So go ahead, play "EinStein würfelt nicht!", and I'm sure you'll agree with me it's a great game!
|Thanks, will try it.|
|Too bad I've reached my max number of tournaments.|
Maybe it's a nice idea to make the first (week of) CotD(s) of a new game for free, to make the people get used to the game.
|Always trying to get things for free, eh? |
|That's me I guess. |
|About the history of EinsteinWurfeltNicht:|
Many years ago I learned a prototype game at the yearly game-authors-meeting in Goettingen in Germany. Ingo Althofer presented it as soccer game, what made me curious. I expected a soccer simulation, but learned that the object of the game was to get 1 of your 11 players in the opponent's goal, there was no ball. For a soccer game that made me disappointed, I didn't play it. Years later Ingo transformed the princip of this game to a smaller abstract game, named EinsteinWurfeltNicht (see this game's page to see where the name comes from). That game I liked very much. I'm still learning the tactics. It's a game with much luck too. Good if you like to estimate or calculate chances. We tried to make a version on this site that works comfortable and looks good. I hope you like it a lot too!
|@Macopi: And to stimulate people to finally upgrade. The first shot is free. |
But I do agree that it might be worth as an experiment to see whether it does get extra attention that way.
|By finishing 2 games of my 8 cities CotD I'm able to play the first EWN CotD. |
> Many years ago
> I learned a prototype game at the yearly game-authors-meeting
> in Goettingen in Germany. Ingo Althofer presented it as soccer
> game, what made me curious. I expected a soccer simulation, but
> learned that the object of the game was to get 1 of your 11
> players in the opponent's goal, there was no ball.
Yes, soccer of the future ;-)
> For a soccer game that made me disappointed,
I see your point. And you may believe it or not, it
became - so far - my most successful game. The big
Noris company published it under the name FINALE.
So far, three editions came to market, two in 2006
and a new one for the European Championships in 2008.
Here you can see pictures of the boxes:
On the 2008 box the ball is shot between the
highest mountains of Switzerland (Matterhorn)
and Austria (Grossglockner).
In my eyes, "EinStein wurfelt nicht" is clearly better
than FINALE - but so far no big company realized that.