“The Staufer Dynasty” is, after “Hansa Teutonica”, the second game by Andreas Steding, which is awarded our Game of the Month title. This time, he has come up with a roundel as a new mechanism, where our workers move and try to win majorities. Workers and movement points are scarce and thus it is important to keep a close eye on the other players. Hence interaction is guaranteed. The amazingly simple but remarkable mechanism for determining the order of play as well as the secret end game goals add the extra something to the game. Although some might have preferred a little less of that something.