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Elfenland

English language edition


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 60 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Alan R Moon

Publisher(s): Rio Grande Games, Amigo

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Product Description

Most races involve horses or cards, but in Elfenland players control young elves, who must traverse their fantasy land with all sorts of strange transportation such as giant pigs and unicorns. Each player must visit every city on the map and seek to find the best route for the modes of transportation that they use, while attempting to hinder the others in this light, interactive game. Players place tokens on routes with restrictions because of terrain and then use cards to attempt to finish quicker than the other players. Winner of the 1998 Spiel des Jahres, Elfenland has been used for years as a top-rated family game.

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Family Strategy Game Nominee, 1999
Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year, 1998
Deutscher Spiele Preis
3rd place, 1998

Product Information

Contents:

  • 6 elf boots
  • 120 town pieces
  • 48 transport counters
  • 12 town cards
  • 72 travel cards
  • 6 transportation charts
  • 6 obstacles
  • 4 round cards
  • 1 starting player card
  • 1 game board
  • 1 rule book
Elfenland has the following expansions available:

Elfengold Dutch Edition Out of Stock

Elfengold German edition Out of Stock

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Product Reviews

Rick Soued
May 04, 1998
Elfenland is a wonderfully unique game by designer Alan R. Moon. This game is a revision of a long-time favorite of mine--Elfenroads. If I had any concerns about Elfenroads, it was the length of time it took to play it--rarely less than 3 hours. But with Elfenland there is no such problem, as it plays in 45-75 minutes. In Elfenland, your goal is for your elf visit as many (of 20) cities as possible in the course of 4 turns. The modes of transportation available include giant pigs, troll wagons, elf cycles, unicorns, magic clouds, dragons and rafts. As you might guess, each has different capabilities and some are far better than others over the different terrain involved--including open roads, forest paths, desert, mountain trails, rivers and lakes. And you must hope you can get the right combination of movement cards and transportation counters to allow the moves you want to make. Meanwhile, your opponents are trying to accomplish the same goals with sometimes conflicting, and sometimes complimentary, methods. Everyone gets one "trouble" counter as well, which allows a particularly nasty move at least once a game. This is a highly engaging game of strategic planning, with a modest amount of luck thrown in to spice it up. The game plays well with 2-6 players--probably 9 years old and up. This is an all-time classic game; fun for the whole family, unique in concept, with great artwork. You've got a real treat in store if you've yet to get this one for your collection.
Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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