Designer: Rüdiger Dorn

This is Istanbul, the base game originally released in 2014, winner of the Kennerspiel, and the start of the Istanbul experience.

This game is included in the Big Box; you only need to buy this product if you want just the original Istanbul game and none of its expansions.

Game Info

2-5 players
Ages 10+
40-60 minutes playtime


16 Place tiles
5 Wheelbarrows
15 Wheelbarrow extensions
26 Bonus cards
16 Mosque tiles
10 Demand tiles
12 Gold coins
15 Silver coins
30 Copper coins
1 Starting player marker
5 Merchants
25 Assistants
5 Family members
20 Good indicators
4 Mail indicators
1 Governor
1 Smuggler
2 six-sided dice
32 Rubies
5 Overviews
7 Stickers
1 Rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5809
UPC: 7-29220-05809-6
MSRP: $49.99
Case Count: 6

Game Expansions

Big Box

The Istanbul Big Box contains the Base Game, Mocha & Backsheesh, and Letters & Seals, AND the Caravan promo tile!

Istanbul Mocha & Baksheesh

As the experienced merchant you are, you now enter into the coffee business! There are 4 new, additional places at which you can trade the tasty bean. 

Istanbul Letters & Seals

You, the merchants of Istanbul, have come up with a new and quite lucrative way of earning extra money: delivering messages to the shopkeepers of the bazaar! 

Istanbul Dice

The classic game of Istanbul has been refactored and sped up in this new dice-centric version. Collect rubies and outwit your opponents to win!

How to play

Welcome to Istanbul Play Along! Get your copy of Istanbul and to play and practice with influencers, stars, designers and other fans!

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