Yspahan (2006)

Average Rating: 7.17/10
Board Game Rank: 283
Strategy Game Rank: 185
Family Game Rank: 37
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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(154 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Yspahan
Alternate Names
Calife & Marchands
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1598. Yspahan the fair becomes the capital of the Persian empire. Thus, being placed at the center of the world, the city enjoys a period of cultural and economic blossoming. The cities and villages of the region intend to take advantage of this expansion. Caravans loaded with goods and jewels set out for the desert, bearing the promises of a radiant future....

The players embody merchants trading with Yspahan. Meaning to take advantage of the coming of the Shah’s supervisor, they score points by placing their merchandise in the right shops, by sending them to the caravan, and by constructing buildings.

In Yspahan, players draft their action for the turn in order, but a roll of the dice determines which actions are available and how powerful they will be. You can earn points in the short-term by claiming shops in the city or by sending your traders to the caravan. You can also improve your infrastructure by constructing buildings that improve your actions or picking up action cards that give you extra options. Every 7 turns (each "week"), points are scored in the city and caravan, and after 3 weeks, the wise traders will see who among them has profited the most...

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Quined White Goblin edition
Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
Artist: Mike Doyle (I)
Year: 2007
Size: 31.00 x 22.00 x 7.00 inches
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Huch & Friends German edition
Publisher: HUCH! & friends, Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2006
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.80 inches
1.60 pounds
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Rio Grande English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games, Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2006
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.80 inches
1.60 pounds
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Huch & Friends German SdJ nominee edition 2006
Publisher: HUCH! & friends, Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2006
Product Code: 875440
Size: 12.44 x 8.90 x 2.83 inches
1.79 pounds
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Ystari French edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2006
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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3 Übersicht Spielablauf
Kompakter Spielablauf auf Din A5 zum Ausdrucken und Austeilen an die Mitspieler.
German
2015-01-14
3 Yspahan - Kurzanleitung
Yspahan - Kurzanleitung in deutsch/german
German
2014-05-05
19 Camel Boards for Two Players and Three Players
Two edited Yspahan side-boards with only the number of camels needed for two players or for three players.
English
2013-06-15
12 Yspahan Cards and Buildings reference - includes expansion
Yspahan Cards and Buildings reference - includes expansion
English
2013-04-25
14 Yspahan greek rulebook
Greek translation of Yspahan basic rulebook, Yspahan 2p game and Yspahan: The Souks / Ελληνικοί κανόνες του βασικού παιχνιδιού Yspahan, παιχνίδι 2 παικτών και της επέκτασης The Souks
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2012-09-30
4 Yspahan Player aid (finnish)
Apulaput Yspahan-peliin (versio 1.1). Selitykset kaikkiin kortteihin, pohjana "The Souks" -lisäosan uusitut kortit. Yspahan player aids in finnish (version 1.2). Explains all the cards, based on the new cards on "The Souks"-expansion. (Posted with permission from Ystari)
Finnish
2012-04-26
0 Yspahan 2 személyes magyar szabály
Yspahan 2 személyes magyar szabály.
Hungarian
2012-01-17
1 Yspahan - Tuck Box (fits cards in sleeves)
This is a simple tuck box for the 'Yspahan' cards; cards in standard or premium sleeves will fit. Color: Yes; Paper Size: US Letter; Font: N/A.
English
2012-01-06
30 Yspahan Player Aid (English)
Simplified turn order summary on one side, Building and VP source summary on the other side. Print, fold, and tape/laminate/glue.
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2010-11-20
16 Yspahan - Russian rules / Русские правила
Yspahan - Russian Rules v.1.1
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2010-08-13
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 283
Strategy Game Rank: 185
Family Game Rank: 37
Num Ratings: 6454
Average Rating: 7.17
Standard Deviation: 1.18
Num Views: 301931
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Personal Comments: 1883
Users Owning: 6060
Users Wanting: 318
Users Trading: 176 [find trade matches]
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