Saturday 27 August 2022

Encore! - Inka and Markus Brand - Noch Mal!

Noch Mal!
Inka & Markus Brand

Mobile Version

This is one of our favourite games over the last few years. We play it often both on the mobile app and with dice and pens. It is another game my brother and his wife introduced us to. He has an epic game collection (see photo at bottom). Every time we are at their place, or they are at ours several games get played each day. This is another one of our favourite games they have introduced us to. We have the original game, have had the 6 additional play pads, and we have the mobile version and unlocked all 6 extra game pads. The version on the iPads were excellent while we were in the hospital after my son had spinal surgery. We have played a few of the games designed by the couple Inka and Markus Brand. And this is to date our favorite

The contents of the box:

1 Scoring Pad 
3 Color Dice
3 Number Dice
6 Pens

We ordered from Germany 2 sets of three additional scoring blocks. There is a solo version and it plays up to 6 players. Game play is easy to learn and every game is different. It is a standard Roll and Write type game. The first three rounds any play can pick from the 6 dice rolled. After that the person who rolls picks theirs first and player can pick from the 4 remaining. You do not have to play if you do not want to or cannot. Game play ends once one person has completed 2 colours. You start in the H column, and all plays must be made adjacent to mark pieces or on the H column. Each of the colour dice has 1 of the five colours and black which is while, but you only have some many wilds to play. Wilds left at end of game are worth 2 points. Likewise the number dice have 1-5 and a wild. If you us a wild the max boxes you can mark is 5. And points for columns increase the further from the centre starting column you are. First person to complete a column gets more points than any subsequent players. Same For colour completion. Any stars on the board uncovered are -2 at the end of the game.

This game is easy to learn. It does require strategy, but also a little luck on the rolls. Some games you might push to the edges and go for column points. Sometimes you might race to get colours. It really depends on the dice and where and what you can play. It is an excellent Roll & Write game. We enjoy greatly, both as a physical board game and on a tablet. You can also use the tablet or mobile version just as a score sheet. We have had all 7 score blocks, the original and 6 additional, we have wiped out two already.

It is a great game for a family game night or hanging with friends!

Note: If you are local to Kitchener Waterloo you can get this and many other amazing games, puzzles and more at J & J Cards and Collectables! And you can check out my brothers game related posts via Linktree.

Games by Inka & Markus Brand:
2006 The Great Dinosaur Game ( Kosmos )
2006 Summertime (Kosmos)
2006 Desire for Ometepe (Ometepe Project Nicaragua)
2007 Guatemala Café ( Eggertspiele )
2007 The Golden Compass (Kosmos)
2007 The three ??? - The secret of the ghost island (cosmos)
2008 Star Tail - Magical Metamorphosis (Kosmos)
2008 River of Dragons (Cosmos)
2008 Under the protection of the castle (Eggertspiele)
2008 Brain Acrobats ( Spielbox )
2009 The Palace of Esnapur ( Amigo )
2009 Shaun the Sheep - Vegetable Football (Kosmos)
2009 Shaun the Sheep - The Race of the Lambs (Kosmos)
2009 Shaun the Sheep - The Big Eating (Kosmos)
2009 Witch Lili - Witch Lilli's great secret (Kosmos)
2009 Castle of 1000 Mirrors (Kosmos)
2009 Würfel-Ligretto ( Schmidt Spiele )
2009 Laura's star - Laura's big trip to China ( Amigo )
2009 Winx Club - The Magic Tournament (Kosmos)
2009 Winx Club - The Stolen Crystals (Kosmos)
2010 Hui Buh - The Cursed Secret Passage (Kosmos)
2010 Hasenjagd ( HABA )
2011 Hui Buh - The darned ghost hunt (Kosmos)
2011 Geolino - Journey into the Animal Kingdom - The Bringing Game (Kosmos)
2011 Geolino - Journey into the animal kingdom - The exciting discovery game (Kosmos)
2011 Tohuwabohu together with Matthias Prinz (Kosmos)
2011 Monster trap (Kosmos)
2011 Princess Lillifee - A festival for the unicorn ( Die Spiegelburg )
2011 Race on the pasture (Die Spiegelburg)
2011 A herd of wild horses (Die Spiegelburg)
2011 What are you pounding? ( HUCH! & Friends )
2011 Village (Eggertspiele/Pegasus)
2012 The little dragon coconut and the secret of the mummy (Kosmos)
2012 Würfelwurst (Kosmos)
2012 T-Rex attacks (Kosmos)
2012 seat! Space! Out! (Cosmos)
2012 The Hidden Key (HABA)
2012 Saint Malo ( alea )
2013 La Boca (Kosmos)
2014 Burgenland ( Ravensburger )
2016 Again!
2016 Word Slam
2016 Exit - Das Spiel (Kosmos; game series)
2017 Scotland Yard The Card Game (Ravensburger)
2017 Rajas of the Ganges
2018 The rise of Queensdale (Alea / Ravensburger)
2019 Bravo!
2020 Andor The Family Fantasy Game 

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