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6. What does that name mean? How is it pronounced?

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This article is from the German Board Games FAQ, by Keith Ammann geenius@cifnet.com

6. What does that name mean? How is it pronounced?

A lot of gamers refer to German games by their German names. Here's a
handy guide for English speakers (pronunciations, especially of umlauted
vowels, are extremely approximate; some of these games' English editions
go by different names, as noted):

(Die) Siedler (von Catan) [dee ZEED-ler fawn ka-TAHN]: (The) Settlers (of
Catan)
Seefahrer [ZAY-far-er]: Seafarers
Städte & Ritter [SHTAYT-uh oont RIT-ter]: Cities and Knights
Die Siedler Kartenspiel [dee ZEED-ler KAR-ten-shpeel]: The Settlers Card
Game
Die Macher [dee MAKH-er]: The "Movers and Shakers"
Funkenschlag [FOONK-en-shlahg]: Electric Shock
Ursuppe [OOR-zoop-puh]: Primordial Soup
Löwenherz [LUR-ven-hayrts]: Lionheart (absolutely not to be confused with
Hasbro's ultra-crappy Lionheart!)
Adel Verpflichtet [AH-del fer-FLIKH-tet]: Noblesse Oblige (a.k.a. By Hook
or by Crook)
Meuterer [MOY-ter-er]: Mutineer
Die Händler [dee HEND-ler]: The Merchants
Um Reifenbreite [oom RY-fen-BRY-tuh]: By a Tire Width
Rette Sich Wer Kann [RET-tuh ZIKH ver KAHN]: Every Man for Himself
Verräter [fer-RAY-ter]: Traitor
Dampfross [DUMPF-ross]: Iron Horse (a.k.a. Railway Rivals)
Entdecker [ent-DECK-er]: Discoverer

By the way, it's Klaus "TOY-ber," not Klaus "TOO-ber." Also, Knizia is
pronounced "k'NEET-see-a."


 

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