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Basari (1998)

Average Rating: 6.80/10
Board Game Rank: 926
Strategy Game Rank: 503
Family Game Rank: 202
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Publisher
Year Published
1998
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(37 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
25 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Several games use the simultaneous action selection mechanism, but this is perhaps one of the best.

Basari is a game of gem merchants competing in a marketplace, racing, collecting, trading, and predicting what the other merchants will do.

To start the game, players receive 12 gemstones (3 each of 4 colors).
Each turn there will be a movement phase and an action phase:

For movement, everyone simultaneously rolls their die and moves their markers around a track.

They then choose one of three different actions to perform. The actions are:
- to take a variety of gems from a market stall,
- to immediately score from between 4 and 7 points, or
- to roll and move again and also collect points.

The action cards are revealed simultaneously. If only 1 player chose a particular action, they simply perform that action. If 2 players chose the same action, they barter back and forth with gemstones. One player will eventually accept the other's offer of gems, and the other will take the action. If 3 or 4 players all chose the same action card, that action is cancelled. Note that in 4-player games, there will always be a conflict in choice of 3 actions, so much more negotiating goes on.

A new turn begins with everyone rolling their die, moving, then choosing and revealing their action cards. When any merchant piece completes a lap around the board, the round ends and bonus points are awarded based on who has the majority in each gem color and who has completed a lap. After three rounds, the game is over and the highest score wins.

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Components

  • 100 gemstones (25 each in four different colors)
  • 4 short points markers (one each in four different colors)
  • 4 flat start disks (one each in four different colors)
  • 4 merchant pieces (one each in four different colors)
  • 4 dice (one each in four different colors)
  • 12 action cards (three each in four different colors)
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Basari
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English first edition
Publisher: Out of the Box Publishing
Artist: John Kovalic
Year: 2003
Product Code: 5555
Size: 9.00 x 9.00 x 1.60 inches
1.20 pounds
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Basari
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German first edition
Publisher: F.X. Schmid
Artist: Lüders & Baran, Stefan Theurer
Year: 1998
Product Code: 27205.1
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.24 inches
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1 Rules translation to portuguese
Rules translation to portuguese (based on the german version) - Tradução das regras para português (baseado na versão em alemão) - Version 1.0
Portuguese
2011-02-09
4 Teaching Aid for Basari - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים.
Hebrew
2010-02-21
8 Basari Quick Reference
1-page quick reference in English, a la Liumas.
English
2009-08-09
7 [Espanol] Reglamento Basari - by ArtEmiSa64 v1.0.pdf
Reglas traducidas al español con imagenes [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2007-08-12
0 B A S A R I .hun_rules.doc
Hungarian translation
2006-08-23
7 basari-tiles-a4.zip
Basari Replacement Tiles (FX Schmid ed., A4), by N. Petry
2004-07-09
3 basari-tiles-ltr.zip
Basari Replacement Tiles (FX Schmid ed., 8-1/2" x 11"), by N. Petry
2004-07-09
17 basari_rules.pdf
Out Of The Box Publishing Official Rules
2003-07-28
2 The Least You Need to Know 002.txt
Aid to remembering how to play
2002-09-19
0 Règle Basari VF.rtf
Règles Basari
2001-05-30
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 926
Strategy Game Rank: 503
Family Game Rank: 202
Num Ratings: 1392
Average Rating: 6.80
Standard Deviation: 1.21
Num Views: 76068
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.9
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 616
Users Owning: 1475
Users Wanting: 53
Users Trading: 85 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 3
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2544
Plays This Month: 0
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