I was fortunate enough to get a free copy of the Finnish edition of Die Neuen Entdecker from the game’s publisher Marektoy. The Finnish edition is identical with the German, as it is done in Germany by Kosmos as far as I know, so it looks brilliant.
I played it with Johanna yesterday. I enjoyed it, but Johanna was less enthusiastic. She found the game slightly frustrating — perhaps it’s a step too real. She didn’t like the possibility of wasting her money on tiles that won’t fit, especially as she was stuck on her expeditions in the early game. So we won’t be playing the game again, I suppose.
Also, the game isn’t at it’s best when played with just two players. With more players, it’s probably more interesting. I can’t really compare with the old Entdecker, as I’ve played that only once and that’s many years ago.
The Finnish rules left one question: there are letters on some of the tiles. What’s that for? All the rules say is that they’re not for the basic game. Well, yeah, Sherlock, I can figure that out — but it would be nice to tell what they are for.