Michael Schacht, game designer

Lucky Sock Dip Active Kids


The sock monsters have muddled everything up again! This time they‘ve taken aim at the socks in the laundry baskets. They want to make a big mess: red with blue, yellow with green, and dirty socks add an extra level of chaos! Which sock monster will manage to be the first to throw their many-colored socks into the laundry basket? Watch out, there are still a couple of rules for the wild sock monsters..

Find more about Lucky Sock Dip Active Kids here.


3rd place for Maharaja

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Maharaja has made a 3rd place at the BDKJ Kinderspieletest!

Find more about Maharaja here.

Zooloretto goes online

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For the 10 years anniversary of Zooloretto the game is now available at the onlinegames section of this website. As most of the titles there it is turned based, with a focus on a good interface.

If you prefer playing solo you can try on the same site Coloretto or Mondo and Lucky Numbers in exklusive variants against the computer.

Zooloretto is available from now on for free and without advertising at

Find more about Zooloretto online here.

And the winner is…

For the dutch edition of Blindes Huhn extrem the publisher White Goblin Games has made a name contest. Now the winner got published. It is “Kippig”.


A detailed video about “Kippig” can be found at Youtube.

Nürnberg 2017: three new game

Three new games have been released at the game toy fair in Nürnberg:
As big game Tip Tap by Queen Games as well the two new card games Das Vermächtnis des Maharaja and Blindes Huhn extrem by Abacusspiele (Timbu), which are already in the warehouse. The last is a strongly reworked edition of the classic card game. New beside other changes are the pigs, they offer additional tactical options.


More infos at my website.

Merry Christmas!


The year comes to an end. So, it’s time to say thank you for your interest with a little christmas card. For those who haven’t already found the christmas tree in my office on the start part the link can also be found here.

Newsletter October 2016

The newsletter for Zooloretto, Mondo and my other games got distributed for many years by mail. Nowadays the procedure makes a lot of technical problems and i have to continue the service here. So, if you want to keep access to the news you can visit my Newsblog here or follow me at Twitter (@michael_schacht).

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New games autumn

  • Boardgame calendar incl. Zooloretto Expansion
    This years’ Boardgame Advent Calendar offers expansions for several games, including a new one for „Zooloretto“. 
    Frosted Games, more infos
  • Hellweg – Double Income
    After the good recognition of the last years’ campaign we will run it again: At the booth of „Spielbar“ (Hall 2-A100) the buyers of „Hellweg westfalicus“ will get additionally the brandnew (!) and exclusive mini expansion „Double Income“, as long as the stock lasts.
    Tip: if you already have the basic game then bring your rule booklet (or a photo), show it and you will receive the expansion anyway.
    Spiele aus Timbuktu,  more infos
  • Templarii
    The french puplisher “Igiari” is now working on the artwork of the new game “Templarii”. Soon more infos.
    Igiari/Gigamic, more infos
  • To the Coop!
    The american publisher “Simply Fun” just has presented the big kids game “To the Coop”. Flick your rooster at the right angle and speed and send a chick sliding back to their coop. The first player to return four chicks to their matching color coop wins the game.
    Simply Fun, 2-4 Spieler, more infos
  • Zooloretto Surprise
    Pick up the actual mini expansion at the booth of Abacusspiele. As long the supply lasts.
    Abacusspiele,  more infos
  • Another new card game with fantastic graphics is in preparation that will be released in the US quite soon.
    I’m looking forward …

London Markets arrived!

Just arrived at home: my personal copies of “London Markets”. And i can say, it looks great!
It has been released before at the same publisher as “Dschunke” but got a very strong refresh (not only thematicaly).
Now the right timing gets very important for the contracts and the game is very well balanced with all numbers of players.
I’m looking forward on the response and i will take it to the Oberhof game event for the very first matches.

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More infos at the site of the publisher. A detailed video can be seen at Youtube.

Newsletter 1-2016

The newsletter for Zooloretto, Mondo and my other games got distributed for many years by mail. Nowadays the procedure makes a lot of technical problems and i have to continue the service here. So, if you want to keep access to the news you can visit my Newsblog here or follow me at Twitter (@michael_schacht).


This time only a very short newsletter as we are moving at the moment.

New releases to come

  • London Markets
    Started successfully the end of 2015 as Crowd Funding project the boardgame now gets released at the toy fair.
    A detailed video can be found at Youtube.
    Queen Games, 3-4 players, 10+ years, 60 minutes, more Infos
  • Zappes
    The first print-run of the card game about the famous beer from Cologne was sold quickly.
    Will be available again around the fair.
    DuMont-Schauberg, 3-6 players, 20 minutes,  more Infos
  • Zooloretto Junior
    Simplyfied gameplay with different animals and special rules.
    Abacusspiele, 2-5 players, 7+ years, 30 minutes, more Infos
  • Zooloretto Würfelspiel “S”
    Available as part of the Abacusspiele catalogue edition.
    Abacusspielemore Infos
  • In preparation is also a new card game for White Goblin Games.


Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year!


This years christmas card brings two new scoring variants for the coming Zooloretto Junior, that also can be used for Mini. As usual the card can be found on my website, hidden behind the christmas tree. Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year!

Find more infos about Zooloretto Junior here.

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