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Die Knoblauch-Vampire
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Store:  Kids Games
Theme:  Vampire
Genre:  Unknown Teams / Goals / Ownership
Format:  Board Games

Die Knoblauch-Vampire

The Garlic Vampires

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Ages Players
5+ 2-4

Designer(s): Wolfgang Dirscherl

Manufacturer(s): HABA

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    Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Creepy things are happening at Eerie Castle! The distinguished Count Gregorius of Eerie Castle has invited the little vampires to a big feast and is serving lush cherry tomatoes with freshly squeezed juice from blood oranges. However the garlic vampires miss their very favorite garlic dish. They are the only vampires in the whole world who like garlic more than anything else! How on earth could the Count of Eerie Castle have forgotten the garlic?!

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Wolfgang Dirscherl

  • Manufacturer(s): HABA

  • Artist(s): Felix Scheinberger

  • Year: 2008

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Ages: 5 and up

  • Weight: 580 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English). This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.


  • 1 game board
  • 4 vampires (in four colors)
  • 4 dice (in four colors)
  • 4 vampire identification cards
  • 9 garlic cards
  • 3 tomato cards
  • instructions (German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian)

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.5 in 1 review

by Sue
Fun hidden identity game
July 08, 2008

Roll and move race game in which every player may move any pawn and must move two pawns each turn. Nice twist in that these aren't races you always want to win -- sometimes the prize is negative points (surly tomatoes) rather than positive points (happy garlic) and sometimes more points are available if you wait to be second.

Plays best with 3 -- with two, identities are too obvious and with four, it's kind of rote (help yourself and the other player least threatening to you). But with three there's plenty of room for bluffing.

Make sure to show all the vampire tiles at the beginning and point out that the background colors define the relevant pawn. I've had both an adult and a 4 year old misunderstand who they were supposed to be because they looked at the color of the vampire's face (blue-green) instead of the dominant color on the tile.

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