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Alhambra
 

Alhambra

english edition


List Price: $39.95
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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 45-60 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Dirk Henn

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Queen

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Product Description

In Granada, one of the most impressive building projects of the Middle Ages has begun: the construction of Alhambra. A palace, fortress, and a small city -- all-in-one -- Alhambra is made up of the world's most beautiful gardens, pavilions, chambers and towers.

The most prominent builders in all of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skills. Employ the most talented teams of builders to construct your Alhambra. Hire stonemasons from the north and gardeners from the south, who all want a fair wage and insist on being paid with their native currency. With their help, towers can be constructed, gardens designed, pavilions and mezzanines erected, and manors and royal chambers built. Compete against your opponents to build the greatest and most impressive Alhambra.

Product Awards

Deutscher Spiele Preis
2nd Place, 2003
International Gamers Awards
Best Strategy Game Nominee, 2003
Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year, 2003

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Dirk Henn

  • Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Queen

  • Artist(s): Christof Tisch, Jorg Asselborn

  • Year: 2005

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 45 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 1,235 grams

  • Customer Favorites Rank: #137

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.

Contents:

  • 6 starting tiles
  • 54 building tiles
  • 1 building market
  • 1 scoring board
  • 12 counters
  • 108 money cards
  • 2 scoring cards
  • 6 tile reserve boards
  • 1 bag
  • rules
Alhambra has the following expansions available:
Alhambra: The City Gates
2nd expansion, English language edition (Restocking)
$29.95
$23.95
(20% savings!)
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Alhambra: Big Box
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Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.4 in 23 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
by Dave G.
Alhambra
November 02, 2014

It seems as though I've settled into playing medium weight games. Part of this comes from the preference of the group I play with. Alhambra fits perfectly into that category, but is a wonderful game that I think would appeal to casual gamers and gamers alike. On your turn you can take one of three actions and of course there is never enough time to do everything you want to do, which adds a nice degree of tension to the game. Do you buy and build, take money or redesign? There is also the uncertainty of when a scoring card will appear which stops the round and initiates scoring. For me and those I've played with this is just an absolutely outstanding game deserving of my five star rating. I just don't see this game losing its luster as it is a different game each time you play. Wonderful, wonderful game!!

 
 
 
 
 
by Megan
Excellent fun!
January 02, 2009

I am not easy to please when it comes to games, but this game is in my top five! I love that it can be played with 2 just as nicely as with 6. It's fun, and not as expensive as many other games of it's caliber. I've played it countless times since we got it for Christmas. The game requires strategy, but my 11-year-old nephew could keep up just fine. The game is well made, and the play is simple to teach others. Loved it!

 
 
 
 
 
Alhambra is a beautiful fun game!
September 09, 2005

This game is one of our favorite games to play with 2 players. The pieces are sturdy and the colors on the tiles are gorgeous. Since there are different ways to further your scoring points at the end of the rounds, you can play different strategies with each game. Each game is different and fun. I can imagine it will only get better when we play with 3 or 4 players too -- highly recommended. Also we suggest trying Acquire, Lost Cites, Cartegena, and Ta YĆ¼ if anyone is looking for some great 2-player games.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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