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Year Published
1980
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(7 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Honors
Subdomain
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Mechanic
Expansion
Family
Primary Name
Samarkand
Alternate Names
Bazaar
Bazaar II
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A trading game in which you don't trade with the other players. Instead the commodities are displayed on the board in a number of "nomad camps." If your move brings you to a camp, you must present a gift to the camp -- then you can trade your cards for any cards in the camp. You can also buy goods from the deck at "oasis" squares. Once you've amassed a number of a particular commodity, you head for the city where that commodity is bought. There are a few other details to complicate matters, but basically everyone repeats this process until someone has the 500 cash in hand to win the game. Samarkand is an entertaining exercise with no especially brain-taxing strategies to figure out and makes a good family game.

This game is sometimes called Bazaar II, because Schmidt Spiele originally published this game under the name Bazaar, even though Bazaar is completely different game. Both games are by Sid Sackson.

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Samarkand
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English/German edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE, Grünspan-Spiele
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 1998
Product Code: 4981
Size: 10.55 x 14.29 x 1.26 inches
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Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 1998
Size: 10.55 x 14.29 x 1.26 inches
1.66 pounds
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Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 1980
Size: 15.55 x 10.04 x 1.38 inches
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4 (self-)Coloured German Samarkand Rules
German Samarkand rules where I have replaced all originally black and white images with graphics in full colours.
English
2009-03-20
2 Samarkand + variante Isfahan en Español by manolovila
Samarkand + variante Isfahan Reglas en Español by manolovila
Spanish
2008-04-07
4 Samarkand - Quick Reference.pdf
small correction in Setup
2007-01-31
4 Samarkand - Quick Reference.pdf
1-page rules summary
2005-06-10
0 Samarkand - Quick Reference.doc
One page rule summary
2004-10-28
1 Samarkand.zip
Traduction française et MeP Thierry Gislette
2003-03-25
2 Samarkand Rules.htm
English Translation
2002-08-18
1 bazaar_ii.htm
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1794
Strategy Game Rank: 790
Num Ratings: 685
Average Rating: 6.48
Standard Deviation: 1.16
Num Views: 50978
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 268
Users Owning: 820
Users Wanting: 60
Users Trading: 35 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 1
Price History: View
Total Plays: 897
Plays This Month: 5
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Num Ratings 81
Average Rating 6.95
Average Weight 2.38
Num Owned 198
Prev. Owned 18
For Trade 12
Want in Trade 10
Wishlist 15
Comments 53
Year Published 1999
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