Designed by Klaus Teuber. The German version are published by FX Schmidt (first version) and Alea (re-edition from 1999). This game was also published in the US as "By Hook or Crook" (published by Avalon Hill), and in the UK as "By Fair Means or Foul". The Swedish version from 1994 is called "Spionage" (=Espionage) and have a different theme with spies and micrifiches instead thieves and art.
The game is for 2-5 players (best with 5) and takes about 60 minutes to play.
Adel Verplichtet is a game about eccentric English lords showing off their collections of objets d'art with the aim of winning a rather unlikely bet. It is played in a sequence of short rounds which involve decisions based on a hand of cards. Your opponents hold similar hands and they are therefore making comparable choices. It is, essentially, a game of bluff and of out-thinking your opponent in which your success is measured by moving around a race track. The first one home wins and is deemed to have the best bluffing and guessing skills.