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1985
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1 − 6
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Best with 2, 3, 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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10 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Tales of the Arabian Nights
Alternate Names
Geschichten aus 1001 Nacht
Le Jeu des Mille et Une Nuits
一千零一夜
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This entry is for the West End Games version and other printings. For the 2009 Z-Man Games version, go to Tales of the Arabian Nights

Tales of the Arabian Nights is actually several games in one.

In the standard game, the players are characters living in the 1001 Nights universe, wandering about the map and having adventures. These adventures are designed in a sort of paragraph system, with the player to your left reading what happens to you and exposing the choices you have - choices that then lead to other paragraphs or outcomes. The characters evolve during their adventures, acquiring skills of various degrees of advancement to open up new options and various "statuses" (such as married, despondent, cursed, etc) which also affect play. The object is to become rich and come back to Baghdad.

Other variants of the standard game include the Quest game, which forces you to roam the map looking for quests to fulfill. There's also a Merchant game, where your adventures give you arrow tokens which are used on a little separate board to simulate the progress of your caravans.

The German edition, Geschichten aus 1001 Nacht, was published in 2000 and contained a revised Book of Tales along with some extra adventures.

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Geschichten aus 1001 Nacht
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Publisher: Edition Erlkönig
Artist: Ingmar Drewing, Larry Elmore, Jens Haupt, Steve Weissmore»
Year: 1999
Product Code: 5100
Size: 14.96 x 11.02 x 2.36 inches
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Publisher: Gallimard
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Year: 1987
Size: 31.50 x 23.20 x 6.20 inches
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Publisher: West End Games
Artist: Larry Catalano, Stephen Crane, Christopher T. Miller
Year: 1985
Product Code: 0874310032
Size: 11.75 x 9.25 x 1.50 inches
2.25 pounds
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5 Deutsches/German Player Aid
Player Aid für die "Edition Erlkönig" - Spielvorbereitung - Siegformel Wenn die Seiten einlaminiert sind, dann kann man die Siegformel mit einem Folienstift notieren - Spielvariationen (die Letzte wurde allerdings ausgelassen) - Spielerzug
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2013-07-31
5 TotAN_Merchant Board_English
I created this rough board from the German image posted in this forum. If you find any translation issues let me know and I will revise accordingly.
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2010-03-16
6 Sultan Variant
This variant changes the game's victory conditions so that becoming the sultan is the only way to win. Additional DP and SP awards are added to sustain the narrative momentum. City cards are distributed to players at the start of the game. An optional rule is also included in case players are hopelessly overcome with multiple negative statuses. The Sultan Variant is not designed to work with the story-telling or merchant rules, but feel free to adapt it to these rules if you wish. I always play with multiple statuses allowed. I recommend this for 3 players. In my experience TotAtN becomes too much of a spectator sport with four or more players, but the variant will work with up to five.
English
2009-05-22
7 Tools to fix errors of the French edition
all you need to play without the mistakes of French Edition.
French
2009-03-11
5 All cards of the game
The titles from the German Edition (Erlkönig) cards. A friend has a game with probably one false sheet, so he ended up with doublettes and some missing cards. Maybe this list will others help to see some strange constellations in a new light. Alle Titel der Karten aus der deutschen Ausgabe (Erlkönig). Ein Freund hat ein Spiel, in dem vermutlich ein falsches Kartenblatt gelandet ist, so dass er jetzt einige Doppelte hat und andere Karten fehlen. Vielleicht hilft diese Liste auch anderen, einige seltsame Konstellationen zu entdecken.
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2007-10-04
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I've Been Diced! episode 3: Games that stood the test of time
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The Vintage Gamer #28: Tales of the Arabian Nights
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