At this point, the game is actually only available in one language, German, which means you’d better brush up on your Deutsche if you want to be able to decipher the Teammeeting and Boxenstopp (Chance and Community Chest) cards. Boxenstopp means pit stop, by the way.
The eight figures that come as playing tokens for the game include a trophy, tyres, a helmet, and a rattle gun… and a race car, of course. We’d have been happy to see some of the Nürburgring’s more ridiculous sights, like a delivery van cutting laps on an open day.
Of course, the properties are the most important aspect of a Monopoly board, and the Nürburgring edition has used a few of its many corners to provide places for players to earn rent. We prefer to think of it as Armco repair, because the only reason you’re stopping on the ‘Ring is if you’ve had a big off.
The corners you can own range from Bergwerk, which is often called one of the track’s most dangerous corners – it’s where Niki Lauda had his infamous, fiery crash – all the way through to Carraciola-Karussell, named for famous driver Rudolf Caracciola.
Does it seem a missed opportunity not to have put the corners in the order they’re encountered on track? We’re not sure, but we’re broken out the English-German dictionary in anticipation.
Oh, but a Nürburgring statement says an English version is on the way! Stay tuned.