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Istanbul Essentials:

  • No. of players: 2 - 5
  • Playing time: 50 minutes
  • Age: 10 +

Istanbul - Rules of Play says:

There's hustle and bustle at Istanbul's grand bazaar as merchants and their assistants rush through the narrow alleys in their attempt to be more successful than their competitors. Everything must be well organized: wheelbarrows must be filled with goods at the warehouses, then swiftly transported by the assistants to various destinations. Your goal? Be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies.

The aim of the game in Istanbul is to be the most successful trader in the bazaar. You have a merchant and four assistants at your disposal and you need to use them to collect the most rubies, but you have to be strategic, your assistants aren't quite as competent as your merchant so he will have to oversee some transactions, but he cant be following one assistant around all game so you have to plan ahead!

Istanbul Review:

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