Istanbul 3D box

Welcome to the Bazaar of Istanbul!

Hustle and bustle in the bazaar district of Istanbul: merchants and their assistants are hurrying through the narrow alleys attempting to be more successful than their competitors. Good organization is key: wheelbarrows have to be filled with goods at the warehouses and then swiftly transported by the assistants to the various destinations. The goal of the merchants is to be the first to collect a certain amount of rubies.

You are leading a merchant and four assistants through the 16 Places of the bazaar. At each Place, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge is that, to carry out an action at any of those Places, your merchant needs the help of an assistant and has to leave him behind. To use that assistant again later, your merchant has to come back to that Place and pick him up. So plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything …

Download the Istanbul Rulebook (4MB PDF)

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


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“This is a very solid game. I really enjoyed it!” —Tom Vasel

“I’m keeping the game! I enjoy it quite a bit.” —Dice Tower

“I can definitely see why this won the Kennerspiel.” —Drive Thru Review

“I would say I highly recommend it. I enjoy this game every time I play it!” —GreyElephant Gaming

“This game is clearly deserving of its Kennerspiel des Jahres award, and will continue to get a lot of play at my table.”—Board Game Quest

“Istanbul is a worthy winner of the KdJ and adds to the impression that the award stands for solid, replayable, and interesting medium-weight games.” —Giant Fire Breathing Robot

“It really is a beautiful mix of fun in a box.” —Board Game Authority

“It is absolutely one of my favorite games from this year. It plays well with all player counts, does not overstay its welcome, and despite having a fair amount of complexity, I feel like I could teach this game to almost anyone.” —Board Game Reviews b Josh

“The rich gameplay and dense decision-making it offers made it a shoe-in for  the Kennerspiel (Germany’s Complex Board Game of the Year award) nomination” —Kastors Korner

“I really enjoyed the rich and dense gameplay in Istanbul…” —Meta Games[/tab]



Istanbul ex 3D box

Welcome Back to the Bazaar of Istanbul!

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. For a baksheesh, the guests at the tavern are willing to assist you. Also, at the guild hall, you will find the valuable help you need.

Download the Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh Rulebook (2MB PDF)

Game Info

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

6 Place tiles
8 Tavern tiles
1 Baksheesh tile, 
1 Barrier control tile
18 Bonus cards
20 Guild cards
30 Bags of coffee
1 Coffee trader 
1 Barrier
5 Rubies,
9 Stickers
1 Rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5840
UPC: 7-29220-05840-9
MSRP: $29.99
Case Count: 6


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The Bazaar Is Abuzz!

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! While doing so, you can catch some useful information here and there that you can sell to the secret society for rubies. In order to keep your regular business running, you have hired a companion who is actively supporting you. True, he is a little slower than you would like but in return he does not require any assistants.

Download the Istanbul: Letters & Seals Rulebook (23MB PDF)

Game Info

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


  • 5 place tiles
  • 24 kiosk tiles
  • 36 letter tiles
  • 28 bonus cards
  • 5 companions
  • 1 courier
  • 10 rubies
  • 12 stickers
  • 1 bonus card overview
  • 1 rulebook

Retailer Info

SKU: AEG 5887
UPC: 7-29220-05887-4
MSRP: $29.99
Case Count: 6