High Season

Grand Hotel Roll & Write


Cover: High Season : Grand Hotel Roll & Write


aprox. 45 min

Game Design:
Virginio Gigli, Simone Luciani & Ryan Hendrickson
Graphic Design:
atelier198 (Klemens Franz)
Rules & Development:
Ralph Bienert, Grzegorz Kobiela
Release Year:
1 action board, 4 hotel boards (double-sided), 4 staff boards (double-sided), 4 pens, 14 dice, 1 start marker
Choking Hazard

NOT A TOY! Choking hazard. Not suitable for children under three years.


Welcome to the best hotel in Vienna with this charming Roll & Write in the Grand Hotel universe: dice selection, effect combos, Emperor scoring. The full Grand Austria Hotel experience in shorter playtime.
The other day in Vienna:

Küss die Hand, Madame! Welcome, Sir! Nice to welcome you back in our humble establishment. We have perpared the Fürstensuite for you, providing you with a mangificent view over the rooftops of Vienna!

You run a renowned hotel in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century, and it's particularly busy right now: it's high season! Guests from all over the world want to check into their rooms, ma presto! and they expect non the less than exquisite service. New staff has to be hired to to support you. Even the emperor has noticed your posh hotel - will you be able to meet his demands? Now it's up to you to outdo the competition and shine as Vienna's top address!

* fast setup, quick play
* high replay value thanks to
* different hotel plans (printed on both sides)
* variable staff strips (printed on both sides)
* and wipeable player tableaus!

A game runs over seven rounds, during which you'll have to face the demands of everyday hotel life: Prepare rooms, accommodate guests, hire staff, manage finances and secure the Emperor's favor. You'll succeed by choosing the right dice for your actions and earning valuable bonuses on your hotel plans. The player who scores the most points at the end wins.

THIS IS A standalone game within the THE GRAND HOTEL SERIES.


3D Box
3D Box
Player boards and components
Player boards and components


rules (German)


This is a classical roll&write. Any chance of adding a proper solo mode?

As a publisher, we have to adhere to certain time frames when developing a game: Translation dates, print slots, logistics and trade fairs.

High Season was scheduled for publication at SPIEL 2023. Of course, we would have liked to present the game to you with a solo mode - especially for a roll&write.

However, developing a good idea takes time and many, many test games. At the time of going to press, there were no mature ideas for a solo mode. The editorial team and designers are working on a nice solo variant.

Stay tuned!