Die Geissens

A terribly glamorous family


As seen in the TV show of the same name players embody rich members of the Geissen family in travelling all over Europe, using Jet, Yacht or Limousine for interesting events and shopping.  For such encounters and for shopping you gain Jet Set Points, if you have most of them at the end of the game you win. You choose a character, Robert and Carmen must always be chosen, and start the game with 20.000 Euros from the bank. Five Jet Set Cards are turned up from the stack and - depending on the number of players - a number of Event Cards is prepared. Finally, each player draws four Travel Cards. Then all players lay out Travel Cards face down and turn them up simultaneously. Each card covers the distance between two cities and you can play any number of cards of the same color in a round, but can only act at the end of your trip, not in between. When several players have played Travel Cards of the same color or when a Helicopter is played, an event card is turned up and resolved, for instance: All players join Carmen. In case of an event the starting player is changed. Now all players execute an action, this can be Travel + Buy a Jet Set Card or Travel + pick up a Family Chip for special shopping or pass the turn, take back your travel cards + take money. When the last event card has been resolved or the when the Jet Set Cards are finished the game ends with the end of the round and you win with most Jet Set Points from Jet Set Cards and Bonus Chips.

Die Geissens offers nice family entertainment for fans of the TV series, the game transfers the flair of the series very neatly to the game board.


Players: 2-4

Age: 8+

Time: 30+

Designer: Fiore GmbH

Artist: Fiore GmbH

Price: ca. 18 Euro

Publisher: Noris Spiele 2012


Genre: Travel game with event cards

Users: For families

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: yes



Based on the TV show of the same name

Standard Mechanisms

Flair of the show nicely transferred


Compares to:

All travel games using cards or dice and event cards


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 1

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 1

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0