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 …
THE GAME THAT STARTED IT ALL!
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.