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Dream Factory

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As the producer of a multimillion Hollywood studio, it is your job to sign the most wanted stars, obtain the rights for anticipated screenplays and assemble a buzzworthy team to produce the biggest blockbusters. After years of hard work, you have three astounding screenplays in your hands; all that is left to do, is for you to produce them. You are about to visit magnifi cent cities and attend parties with the cream of the crop. Hopefully, you’ll be able to sign Steve Spellborg to direct your next masterpiece.

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24 of 24 gamers found this helpful
“An auction classic”

There was a time when Knizia was churning out auction games, many of which went on to become legendary. Traumfabrik/Hollywood Blockbuster/Dream Factory may not be a top tier Knizia auction game like Ra, Modern Art or Medici, but I still consider it to be a lot of fun, easy to learn, providing a good challenge.

Players are movie moguls, putting together the perfect team of directors, cinematographers, actors, effects and music. In the original edition (which had real names), it was funny to see the improbable conditions that would result. Since the names have been fictionalized, some of that fun is gone, but it remains fairly similar.

The talent is acquired through simple auctions. Since you can see what movies other players are working on, you have plenty of information to go on, and the auctions can be intense. The different awards that are available will reward all types of combinations, even including very poor movies (for which the Reiner Knizia character, offering a negative one star, was very useful). And if you decide to go all in on an auction, you could be out of the running for quite a while, since all the money you spend gets distributed to your opponents.

The movie production theme is fun, and actually seems appropriate, making for one of Knizia’s most thematic works.

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“Living the Hollywood Life”

I own the previous version of this game: Hollywood Blockbuster. Dream Factory is a fun family game about getting the resources together to make movies. The main resource required, of course, is money. Money is used to bid on the services of actors, directors, sound crew, etc. The ingenious part of this game is that any money spent is spread out to the competition. Thus, new money never enters the game and money never leaves. This leads to some very exciting auctions. The luck of the draw at parties has the possibility of swinging the game too far one way or another. Good family game.

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“Very likeable”

Very simple game with a great theme!
You are a Film Company which must contract directors, actors, equipment in order to produce the best movies possible and win the Oscars! 😉
It´s fun! Great filler!
I recommend it!




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