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Noel P
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Alhambra on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Queen-Games-QUE6026-Alhambra/dp/B000...
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Thanks to you both.
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Be aware the comments and the picture show the German version of the game I woukld check this before ordering
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Cheers, nice to see a decent UK offer.
 
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It's German!!
It's German! The three most recent reviews say so. Great deal, however. Too bad for me!
 
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I didn't think Alhambra was language-dependent. I'm sure you can print off English rules somewhere.
 
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You can download the English rules from the Queen games website: http://www.queen-games.de/index.php?id=2514
 
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marble911 wrote:
You can download the English rules from the Queen games website: http://www.queen-games.de/index.php?id=2514


From the link above click on Alhambra Familie - Alhambra - Spielregeln with the UK/US flag.

royboy_9 wrote:
It's German! The three most recent reviews say so. Great deal, however. Too bad for me!


Not a problem. There is no necessary in-game text.

What does this mean?

Well, there is in-game text. You will see from the image below that the buildings have names, which are in German. However, as the building names on your scoring cards will also be in German, that simply means that instead of collecting and scoring "towers" or "seraglios", you are collecting and scoring "turms" and "serails". The fact is, you could call them "Ocelots" and "Wheelbarrows" and it would not change the game one jot (especially as they are colour coded, so you could call them lilac buildings and red buildings if you want).



I have a number of games in German like this and it does not prevent you playing or detract from the enjoyment at all.

In fact, if I am ever in Germany and require the services of a Maid (Zofe) because there is a Shark (Hai) in my room. Or I want to complain about the Architect (Baumeister) who built the floor out of Copper (Kupfer), then I will be able to thank the extremely eclectic vocabulary I have built by playing games with German in-game text.
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I've recently bought Alhambra from Amazon
(http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/572751/uk-alhambra-at-am...)
and it is the English version not German.
The tiles contain text and aren't blank.
I note the Amazon AI has tweaked it to £13.14. (Sunday, 20 February 2011 09:17 PM)

Obviously the current batch may be different to the version I got but either way you should be fine.
If you have found BGG then you be able to handle getting rules in the language you want.

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Brilliant, guys and gals! I shouldn't have been so hasty with the jumping to conclusions. Thanks for your pertinent rebuttals.

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Awesome, ordered - thank you
 
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I bought it and it arrived today. The English edition.
 
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Andrew Smith
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Down to £12.33 now.

Definitely the English version, it's the Esdevium imprint.
 
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£11.72 now and ordered!

It was like a game of Can't stop. Do I order now or wait with the threat of it going back up.
 
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Looks like it's back up to full price today - now listed as £22.62

Luckily I managed to dive in a couple of days ago and get a copy for £11.72, thanks for the heads-up!
 
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