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from 11 customer reviews
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Landlord is back! This first work of Friedemann Friese from 1992 has never lost its appeal with gamers worldwide, and now you may at last blast buildings, kill tenants, and cause trouble for your fellow players.
In Friese's Landlord you are all ruthless landlords trying to earn as much money as you can. All sorts of tenants move into your houses: the family, a man with a dog, sometimes even odd ones. All tenants dream of getting a premium apartment, but most often you offer them low rent flats. But beware of squatters! With the help of various action cards you try to get essential advantages or defend yourself against mean attacks, at the expense of your fellow players if necessary – or even the poor tenants!
Friese's Landlord includes 120 full-colored cards with new tenants, brand-new coins and a fully updated rules sheet.
In the end, the player who squeezes the most money out of his tenants still wins!
Average Rating: 3.9 in 11 reviews
This game is one of the most unique that I've ever played. The mechanics are a little funky to understand at first, due to a so-so rule book, but once you learn it, you can't stop playing. Truly great fun. They should do a colorized version! (a la Guillotine)
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Although I usually don't like games that are largely based on luck, this game is definitely the exception. Not only do I love the game, but everyone I've showed the game to has loved it too. It's easy to learn, has a great theme, and is fun with any number of players. If your concerned about crude graphics that a lot of reviewers are complaining about, worry not. They have been cleaned up in the second edition of the game.
This game merits a perfect score because it achieves what it sought out to do. It is designed as a short, humorous game that can provide entertainment for both many and few. The graphics on the cards may offend some people, but I found them hilarious. Furthermore, the game actually has a solid design that can provide for good replayability. For its genre, it is one of the best. I would definitely recommend purchasing this game.
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Build apartments, stock them with tenants, and collect the rent. Use the rent money to buy more cards from the deck. The player with the most money wins. Simple? Not at all. Tenants are a fussy, ornery lot; some will only live on certain floors, and some will move out when other types of tenants move in. You'll want to play those undesirable types in other people's buildings. You can also evict them, have them withhold rent, and even murder them (but beware of being put in jail!). Buildings may be renovated to accommodate more tenants. With all these shenanigans going on, you'll be lucky if you can extract rent from any tenant for more than a turn or two. Some may consider certain cards to be overly graphic. Be sure to invite your local slumlord over for a game.