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Willi Watson
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10
Sep 2010
Marc Drebing
United States
Sandy
Utah
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10
Dec 2011
Owned
Stefan Graf
Austria
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10
Jun 2012
Owned
Péter Béni
Hungary
Budapest
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10
Dec 2014
Owned
howl hollow howl
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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9
Apr 2009*
The base game of Alhambra is a middling light strategy game, but the 20 (!) variants published so far can turn it into a brain-burner. You can add a single variant for flavor, or you can mix-and-match your favorites.

I think Power of the Sultan may be the best expansion yet. All four variants are easy to learn but have a signficant impact on gameplay. Also, moreso than the previous expansions, these four variants really complement each other well, adding lots of strategies and tactics to the game, with the "culture wheels" being the best.

It's funny that I'm calling this an improvement because it clearly takes Alhambra into "do-a-bunch-of-things, get-a-bunch-of-points" territory, which I usually don't like.
2009-04-22
Owned
Ross Patamia
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9
Jun 2009*
Glen Seymour
United States
Jenkintown
Pennsylvania
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9
Aug 2009*
Owned
Bram W
Belgium
Aalst
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9
Sep 2009*
Owned
francesco gaiffi
Italy
Pistoia
Tuscany
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9
Mar 2011
Owned
Agnaldo Barbieri
Brazil
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9
Sep 2011
Owned
John Cousins
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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9
Oct 2011
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Marta Valladares
Spain
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9
Jul 2012
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ted anderson
United States
southington
Connecticut
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9
Jan 2014
Did you do it? Are we conquered?
2014-01-17
Owned
Zarach Mortemobire
Canada
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9
Aug 2013
Owned
Ruediger 76
Germany
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9
Feb 2014
Owned
Simon Skarface
Netherlands
Roosendaal
Noord Brabant
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Mar 2014
Owned
Lesley
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Aug 2015
Jacek Malinowski
Poland
Warszawa
Poland (Polska)
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8.5
Mar 2009*
Amazing. This expansion is great! It's probably the best expansion for Alhambra, which may come surprsing considering it's expansion #5.

All elements of the expansion (variable score cards, tiles of Moorish art, power of sultan cards and income-producing caravans) make Alhambra much more gamer's game. What's the most important they add new dimensions to the game. Thus they increase the number of choices and possibilities. It can take a while to look at the game from new perspectives and adjust one's strategy/-ies.
2009-03-06
Owned
Andy Geier
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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8.5
Jan 2010*
If you found Alhambra just a bit repetitive and well... boring, try this expansion. It really spices up the game. And if it gets my wife to play with me, it deserves at least an 8. She really enjoys it and I've grown to like it.

There is an increase in the amount of point earning opportunities and purchasing power. The dynamics of the original game are changed considerably.

2010-01-10
Owned
Patrick Perez
Canada
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8.5
Jul 2011
Andrew Rothfuss
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8.5
Mar 2015
Alhambra is definitely a fun game by itself, but once I found out about the 5 expansions, I looked into what they added. This is the expansion I knew I had to have.
2015-02-11
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Kardos Soma
Hungary
Pécs
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8.1
May 2015
Owned
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Noshrok Grimskull
Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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Wreckers don't call for backup, they call for cleanup!
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8.1
Jun 2011
Some neat stuff here.
2011-06-14
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Robèr Boonmann
Netherlands
Geldrop
Noord-Brabant
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8
Nov 2008*
Nice expension, wich gives the game a different feeling, everytime.
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2009-08-05
Owned
Steffen Palmer
Germany
Sontheim/Brenz
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Nov 2008*
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Brian Cherry
Canada
North Bay
Ontario
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8
Dec 2009*
The best of the expansion sets I think. We loved the additions to the game. We will probably always play with the new money cards.
2009-12-22
Owned
Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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8
Dec 2008*
Nice expansion. The best part of this expansion is that it allows you to change the scoring system. This brings new and interesting strategies to this nice game. Highly recommended because of the change in scoring!!!
2008-12-20*
Dave DiMaio
United States
Newark
Delaware
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8
Mar 2009*
Owned
Jürgen Neidhardt
Germany
Wildeshausen
Niedersachsen
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8
Dec 2008*
Owned
Tim Taylor
United States
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8
Dec 2011
Owned
Want To Play
Martyn King
United Kingdom
Crewe
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8
Jun 2013
Owned
Jarek D
United Kingdom
Maidenhead
Berkshire
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8
Jan 2009*
Owned
Enrico Maria Bisetto
Italy
Casier
TV
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8
Dec 2010
Rated like the base game
2010-12-15
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Uwe Cortz
Germany
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Mar 2009*
I am on a Journey...
Australia
Lavington
New South Wales
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8
Nov 2009*
Great Expansion - I think it is the best as all 4 modules add something significant to the thinking and planning required.

Culture Counters are a real nice mix, the alternate scoring tiles offer great variability.

The Caravanasi cards offer a nice opposition to the majority scoring rules and the Bonus Building Collector Cards are a nice money sink.

All great stuff.
2009-10-17
Owned
Bruno Streit
Germany
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Apr 2009*
Reinaldo Guazzelli
Brazil
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8
Sep 2009*
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Calm Fluffy Bunnies
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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8
Nov 2009*
-Die Karawanserei (the Caravan).

We misplayed these due to the wording of the rules in the big box edition. The rules claim it takes an action to advance the caravan marker. This is, in fact, an automatic occurrence, not an action the prevents you from taking other actions that turn. Will report back once we get the chance to play this one properly.

-Die Künste der Mauren (the art of the Moorish).

This expansion is excellent. Adds good new turn options and a second axis to consider for each building purchase.

-Die macht des Sultans (the power of the sutan).

Cute idea, but the die interaction seems a little clunky.

-Die neuen Wertungskärtchen (the new valuecards).

Have not yet tried, though I'm skeptical of this one.
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I've only tried the art of the moors so far, but that one alone makes this expansion box worth while.
2010-02-20
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Mirek W
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8
Nov 2009*
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Benjamine Allen
United States
Grand Ledge
Michigan
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Mar 2010
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2010-08-28
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Matti Luostarinen
Finland
Helsinki
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Aug 2012
Owned
United States
California
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8
Mar 2010
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Eric Shift
New Zealand
Tauranga
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8
Jan 2012
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Timothy Hamera
United States
California
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8
Jan 2011
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Jesse Olivier
Canada
Abbotsford
bc
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8
Jul 2010
Owned
Thom Parkin
United States
Sanford
Florida
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8
Jul 2010
One of our favorite Alhambra expansion [set]
2010-07-14
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Ken Busick
United States
California
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Aug 2010
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Frank Deleu
Belgium
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8
Nov 2013
Owned
Player Albtown
Germany
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8
Jan 2011
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Jeroen van Emde Boas
Netherlands
Amsterdam
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Sep 2011
Owned

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