|| ||Game database - Symbol explanation
= games presented at the International Toy Fair, Nürnberg in February.
Many games are presented in prototype form and will be released during the following months,
usually in March or April - just in time to be considered for the important german "Game of the Year" award.
= games presented and sold directly to the gamers at the Spiel fair, Essen, in October.
Some of these games will be produced in limited editions
or in small quantities only available directly from the designer and therefore most easily bought at the fair.
|= ||Expected Month of release|
|= ||No release date given|
|= ||The game is available|
|= ||The game is Out of Print|
|= ||The game has been Reviewed|
|= ||New or updated entries|
| ||= ||The nationality of the flag have no importance, only the language spoken.|
|For example will the German flag indicate German language and games in English have the US flag.
The game file will show the original language first with the second most important language shown if the game includes rules in several languages.
Additional languages may be noted in the info-box, but generally will I focus on rules in English and German.
The yearly list of games in the NEWS section will only show a single language, but that will be ENGLISH if applicable.
| = ||It is no good to buy a German game if you cannot play it because you don't understand the language.|
The bullet next to the flag indicate how much must be translated in order to play the game.
The grey bullet is used when I have no information.
| = ||No translation needed except the rules.|
| = ||The game can be played with a player aid or a short card list.|
| = ||Lots of text on cards or tables!|
Difficulty level / Age groups
The games are separated into 6 types and 3 levels of interest:
| = ||(Board) game of interest for serious strategy players|
| = ||(Tile) game of interest for family strategy players|
| = ||(Card) game which can be enjoyed by the entire family|
| = ||(Activity) game for Children or easy-going adults.|
These levels are only meant as a rough (and highly subjective) guideline.
I do not specify age groups, since my list is mainly a guide for adults.
The four levels, from the bottom up, are roughly playable from the age of 6, 8, 10 and 12
Note that I do not cover games for children under 8 years, uncredited or general games.
Pure abstract and War games will generally not be covered either.