Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TableTop Fun: Istanbul

A bustling bazaar of fun!

From BoardGameGeek:
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.
I wasn't sure about this one but it was on Ian's wishlist. You have a stack of tokens representing you and your assistants.. You move them around I would say in a "mancala" style way - dropping them off at different stalls and eventually going back to collect them. The goal is to get to 6 rubies in a 3 player game. I like it. I worry about replayablity <-- not a word but sounds better than "replay value". The setup is random as the tiles get set out in a different order each time.. but you're always using the SAME tiles. I think it would have been better if they added a few more tiles and just limited how many get put down. Still a good game though.

Emma was SUPER cute for this one.

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