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Alhambra

english edition


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Product Awards:  

Ages Play Time Players
8+ 45-60 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Dirk Henn

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Queen, Asmodee North America

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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

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: Power of the Sultan 5th expansion, English language edition Out of Stock

Alhambra: The Treasure Chamber 4th expansion, English language edition Out of Stock

Alhambra: The Thief's Turn 3rd expansion, English language edition Out of Stock

Alhambra: The Vizier's Favour 1st expansion, English language edition Out of Stock

Alhambra: The City Gates 2nd expansion, English language edition Out of Stock

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Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.4 in 23 reviews

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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!!

 
 
 
 
 
Fun but luck factor is too high
February 13, 2009

This is an enjoyable light game but I thought the luck factor was a bit too much for my tastes. There is a lot of luck involved in the money cards and the building tiles that are flipped each turn. It’s true that with good planning and clever play you can create more opportunities for yourself but usually the winner is the one who is getting one lucky break after another with building tiles being flipped that they can exactly afford. In summary, fun light game for the casual gamer. Serious gamers will not be all that impressed.

 
 
 
 
 
by Gamer
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!


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