Alhambra (2003)

Average Rating: 7.05/10
Board Game Rank: 312
Strategy Game Rank: 225
Family Game Rank: 49
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Alhambra Game

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$4.99

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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2003
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(466 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(93 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(128 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Alhambra
Alternate Names
Münster
The Palace of Alhambra
Der Palast von Alhambra
Troisdorf: Der Palast von Alhambra Sonderedition
Αλάμπρα
アルハンブラ
알함브라
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Granada, 1278. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, one of the most exciting and interesting project of the Spanish Middle Ages begins: the construction of the ALHAMBRA.

The best master builders in the whole of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skill. Employ the most suitable teams of builders and make sure that you always have enough of the right currency. Because no matter whether they are stonemasons from the north or horticulturalists from the south, they all want a proper wage and insist on their "native" currency. With their help towers can be constructed, gardens laid out, pavilions and arcades erected and seraglios and chambers built.

In Alhambra, players are acquiring buildings to be placed within their Alhambra complex.

The money in Alhambra comes in four different currencies and is available in the open money market. The 54 buildings of six types become available for purchase in the building market four at a time; one building is available in each of the four different currencies. On a player's turn, a player may 1) take money from the open money market, 2) purchase a building from the building market and either place it in his Alhambra or reserve, or 3) engage in construction and re-construction projects with buildings that have been placed in the player's Alhambra or reserve. The game rewards efficiency, as when a player purchases a building from the market for the exact amount of money, the player may take another turn.

Players with the most buildings in each of the six building types in his Alhambra score in each of the scoring phases, and points are awarded for players' longest external "wall" section within their complex. The game ends when the building market can no longer be replenished from the building tile supply, and there is a final scoring, whereupon the player with the highest score wins.

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Components:

  • 6 Starting Tiles
  • 54 Building Tiles
  • 1 Building Market
  • 1 Scoring Board
  • 12 Counters (2 each in 6 different playing colors)
  • 108 Money Cards (27 each in 4 different colors)(3 of each denomination 1-9 in each color)
  • 2 Scoring Cards
  • 6 Tile Reserve Boards
  • 1 Bag
  • 1 Set of Rules (6 languages)

Awards

  • 2003 Golden Ace, (France) Winner, Game of the Year

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Chimera Sized 58.5mm X 89mm @110 cards

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Alhambra
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Italian first edition
Publisher: Asterion Press
Artist: Jörg Asselborn, Jo Hartwig, Christof Tisch
Year: 2015
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Alhambra
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Queen multilingual edition 2011
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jörg Asselborn, Jo Hartwig, Christof Tisch
Year: 2011
Product Code: 60267
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Der Palast von Alhambra
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Queen German edition 2011
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jörg Asselborn, Jo Hartwig, Christof Tisch
Year: 2011
Size: 11.62 x 11.62 x 2.50 inches
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Year: 2009
Product Code: 9021
Size: 9.92 x 7.01 x 3.74 inches
2.43 pounds
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Alhambra
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Queen Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jörg Asselborn, Christof Tisch
Year: 2008
Product Code: 60367
Size: 8.66 x 12.20 x 3.74 inches
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1 Alhambra - Short Rules Reference/Player Aid
This is a short, less than half a page rules reference for the core rules of Alhambra. Does not include rules for any of the expansions.
English
2015-04-20
2 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>250), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2015-04-01
1 Résumé des règles
Organigramme résumant les règles.
French
2014-12-01
4 Alhambra Component Icons
Here are images/icons of each component within the Alhambra base game. I use these as an add on to my labels for my baggies, but you could also use these in Plano boxes, Tuck Boxes, or where ever else you see fit. Use them as you please. Geeklist to other games I have completed: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/170153/component-iconsimages-for-labels-plano-boxes-tuck
English
2014-02-09
1 Alhambra scoresheets with five expansions (A4), v1.0
Agricola/7 Wonders/Yahtzee style scoresheets for Alhambra and the first five expansions on an A4 page. Rows are present for each of the expansion modules which give points at each scoring phase and the end of game (eg. Culture Counters from Art of the Moors).
English
2013-11-13
3 Los caprichos del Sultán
Variante sencilla para jugar a la Alhambra
Spanish
2013-10-05
1 Chinese rules of Anniversary Edition
阿尔罕布拉简体中文规则(金版)
Chinese
2013-08-23
9 Alhambra Gold Edition rules
Offcial Alhambra Gold Edition rules.
English
2013-08-02
1 Alhambra Gold Edition rules - German
Official Alhambra Gold Edition rules
German
2013-07-31
15 Alhambra rules
Official rules in english.
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2013-07-19
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 312
Strategy Game Rank: 225
Family Game Rank: 49
Num Ratings: 17429
Average Rating: 7.05
Standard Deviation: 1.20
Num Views: 681108
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Users Owning: 18932
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