Istanbul (board game)

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Istanbul board game cover.jpg
The box cover of Istanbul
Designer(s) Rüdiger Dorn
Publisher(s) Pegasus Spiele
Players 2 to 5
Playing time 50 minutes

Istanbul is a German-style board game designed by Rüdiger Dorn and illustrated by Andreas Resch and Hans-Georg Schneider, published in 2014 by Pegasus Spiele.

In 2014, Istanbul won the Kennerspiel des Jahres award. In 2015, an expansion Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh was released, which includes coffee, guild halls and taverns. In 2016, the expansion Istanbul: Letters & Seals was released, which has players delivering letters and may be integrated with the other expansion.


The players move a merchant and his four assistants through the bazaar in Istanbul. At various locations, you can leave assistants to handle specific tasks and you need to pick them up again, once finished. Hence careful planning of the allocation of your assistants is needed. During the game, the merchant pushes a wheelbarrow of increasable size and acquires special abilities, but most importantly buys and sells goods in order to be the first one to acquire five rubies.



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Preceded by
Legends of Andor
Kennerspiel des Jahres
Succeeded by
Broom Service