We learned how to play a new game over the weekend. Tongiaki is a tile-laying game where you are a Polynesian explorer braving ocean dangers to discover new islands in the Pacific. Like many of the so-called German games that we enjoy playing, the mechanics are simple and the gameplay is interactive. We taught it to 10 people, and it was liked by everyone. It plays nicely in 30 minutes or so and works best with 4 to 6 people. It's well worth the money.
Definition of German games
Of all the German games we have so far, the most popular (in order) are probably: 1) Ticket to Ride 2) Killer Bunnies 3) Settlers of Cataan 4) Tongiaki 5) Carcassonne.