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Mensch aergere Dich nicht- the card game by trenchmaker Mensch aergere Dich nicht- the card game by trenchmaker
.... or better: card game!
Mensch ärgere dich nicht (the German version of Ludo) turns 100 this year *whohoo* which means a lot of game variants. I was involved in three of these and I'm pretty excited to see these in stores. :D

The card game includes 40 table cards with 40 different characters plus "number" cards you actually play with. My editor gave me an idea list and I mulled several weeks over the final look. The shape is (roughly) based on the "Pöppel" you normally use in Mädn and they look like this:
spieltz.de/blog/wp-content/upl…
If anybody wonders why the characters are lacking feet.... Pöppel don't have feet. ;)

I think I did over 43 chracter illustrations and after the Swiss partner asked for 2 special illustrations I sadly had to skip Medusa (with her snake hair in hair rollers) and the Scream (the Munch one...). Just so you know what you're missing.

Up from today you can order the card game online or check in local stores. They should be available in Germany, Austria and... Switzerland though Switzerland got another package design with Helvetia and Wilhelm Tell. :) I know some other countries will follow but for these information you'd rather check on boardgamegeek regulary. They list the country versions quite fast.

How the original Mädn board game works:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch_%…

Mensch ärgere Dich nicht ® Schmidt Spiele

Anne :sun:
whoa... long comment got long.
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's interesting to see what other countries have
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Shandria Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so alt ist das Spiel schon?
Das Kartenspiel kenn ich gar nicht, aber deine lustigen Illustrationen machten richtig Bock drauf ^.^ Ich find die Mumie ja so süß :D
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Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Hm...a card version of this is new to me. But I would play it.
Not only but also because of these SWEET characters shown here. They look gorgeous! :D
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
sieht klasse aus, kenne das Spiel nicht, aber da bekommt man schon lust dazu :D
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dheny Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YEAH! NICE! Sind dir super gelungen :D!
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:iconzemimsky:
zemimsky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a copy of this just for the graphics!!
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Lazytroll Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want it :Q
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MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Das klingt ja mal nach einer wirklich interessanten Version von Mädn (was hab ich lang gebraucht um zu raffen, dass das die Abkürzung des Spiels ist und nicht irgendein Dialekt von Mädel oder so ^^;), ich persönlich kenne bisher nur das gute alte Brettspiel. Aber deine süßen und witzigen Illustrationen für die Karten machen Lust, sich das Spiel mal zu besorgen und auf Entdeckungsreise zu gehen! c:
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Das freut mich!
Die ganzen Abkürzungen waren für mich am Anfang der reinste Horror, aber wer will schon alle drei Sätze Mesch ärgere dich nicht als Zungenbrecher sagen? Mädn ist da schon einfacher. ;)
Du kannst dir auch mal den Mauerhüpfer angucken... :)
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MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Haha ja das glaube ich gerne, ich bin schon froh wenn ich das nur einmal sagen muss. :lol:
:salute: Aye aye, Ma'am, hab ich gemacht! Schaut ebenfalls sehr interessant aus. :giggle:
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
und da ich es gerade erst gesehen habe:
Schmidt Spiele verlost auf facebook die 6 neuen Kartenspiele...
www.facebook.com/SchmidtSpiele
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MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Oh, vielen Dank! c: Schau ich mir gleich mal an.
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HelenLight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're like one of the most talentedest (made-up word alert!) people I know around here. Love your work. 

The styles are great and perfect colors. It's a no wonder why you're successful at what you do. Best of luck with everything, Anne! :hug:
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp: thanks Helen. You're too kind (and I want to glomp you to death).
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HelenLight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see how much you love your work. I love that you don't give up and are successful. Take care, Anne. 
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
because I just saw it:
Schmidt Spiele is giving away the 6 newest card games (including this one). You just have to comment which cover you like best.
www.facebook.com/SchmidtSpiele
The raffle ends on Monday... mine will start next week :B
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Großartige Charaktere! Super illustriert! Werde ich mir gleich bestellen!
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ui, das fühlt sich an wie ein Ritterschlag. Ich hoffe, der Rest überzeugt dann auch :)
Falls du generell nichts gegen Mädn hast, kannst du dich mal nach der Mauerhüpfer-Variante umsehen. Die fand ich beim Probespielen sehr gut- ist allerdings auch näher am Original. Nur mit legalen Schummeloptionen.
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supperfrogg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
It's really beautiful illustration you did there :hug:
i love your super detailed  character, it's really lovely :heart: 
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Penji Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGosh!! That is awesome! Congrats on such a cool job/project. So many people will have smiles on their faces from your art work! Such a great opportunity! LoL. By the way I looooove that Mummy and Geisha.
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks hun. I picked out some of my favourites and the mummy is one of my favourites too. Wrapping up that one was total fun.
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Penji Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah the bandages really do look like they are fun XD
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
because I just saw it:
Schmidt Spiele is giving away the 6 newest card games (including this one). You just have to comment which cover you like best.
www.facebook.com/SchmidtSpiele
The raffle ends on Monday... mine will start next week :B
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Penji Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done and done!!! Still think this was such a cool project. XD
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The illustrations are really cute! (I love the genie brushing his teeth! :giggle: ). The tiny details make everyting even more lovely!

...Also, as a kimono and japanese culture admiror, I'm very happy to see you actually despicted a maiko correctly, instead of simply trowing "kimono stereotypes" together (sadly, many talented artists do that...). So, I also cheer you for your care in researching on the character's look! :clap:

Sadly, I don't live in any of the countries were the game is avaliable... Any chances there will be other of these card designs from you posted online?
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment. I actually "wasted" most of the work time on research. It's quite interesting what you can learn and how much you can literally mess up. So yes, the maiko was my personal "monster" as well as some others. There's also an Inuit with a kokiwog. I think if you want to illustrate different cultures & countries at least you should give them respect and do it correctly.

I didn't really want to post all characters online so people still have a chance to smile when they shuffle through. If you really would like to get the game send me a note or keep an eye on my journal. When I have the other one here I will do a little raffle and send out some copies. :)
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very wellcome! And I absolutely agree on your view about research, it's respectful towards the different cultures, and great for the artist, too... All we learn become a source of inspiration that can add immensely to our work! ^^
Haha, I can imagine why the maiko was hard, the garment is so full of meaningful tiny details... I actually had to google about the Inuit kokiwog, and it was interesting to learn what it is - then I spottet the tiny Inuit picture on the box, in your illustration! So cute!

Anyway, the time you "wasted" in research was surely well spent! The result is lovely! :clap:

About the characters, it's ok, I understand that you don't post all. Oh, but if you're going to raffle some copies of the game, I'd love to participate! Please count me in! ^^
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
because I just saw it:
Schmidt Spiele is giving away the 6 newest card games (including this one). You just have to comment which cover you like best.
www.facebook.com/SchmidtSpiele
The raffle ends on Monday... mine will start next week :B
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the link! So kind of you! :aww:
If I don't win this raffle, I'll try on yours too! ;p
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