hist-games: Gluckshaus?

u.schaedler at museedujeu.com u.schaedler at museedujeu.com
Thu Mar 19 07:05:22 PDT 2009

Yes, indeed,
the translation should be that it is chance that decides in which room you 
get and if there's something to win or not (the Babelfish translation comes 
relatively close).

Ulrich Schädler
Swiss Museum of Games

webmaster at historicgames.com wrote: 
>This has come up in the past, but I stumbled on to something that  
>might be of interest. I was playing around with designing my own  
>Gluckshaus board, and wondering what if any meanings are assigned to  
>the space on the fancier boards  
>Outside of the "King", the "wedding" and the "Lucky pig" there doesn't  
>seem to be a consistent pattern of meanings from what people have said  
>here in the past. But I just ran across this page in German  
>http://home.arcor.de/tomasz.nowak/evocatio/glhaus.htm and using the  
>google webpage translator I found this tidbit:
>"The fields are in the form of a house with 11 (or 10) rooms or  
>windows arranged, and the happiness of states in which room you get,  
>and whether there is something to win or lose, there... "
>Babelfish translates this as "The fields are in form of a house with  
>11 (and/or 10) areas or windows arranged, and determined the luck,  
>into which room one arrives, and whether there is to win something  
>there or lose?"
>The mangled phrase "the happiness of states in which room you get" is  
>what caught my eye... Could the illustrations on some the boards  
>reflect something like different states of happiness/luck in life?  
>Marriage or a wedding would certainly fit that model...
>Is there a German speaker in the house?
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