The official digital version of TOP 100 board game of all time – Istanbul!
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Positive (23) - 82% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 18, 2018
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March 12

Let's get Istanbul nominated for Golden Geek Awards this year!



Golden Geek Awards are happening again. The categories are a plenty, but the one we’re, naturally, aiming for is: Best Board Game App. So wait not, Istanbul fans, and hurry to BGG to vote for the nomination of Istanbul: Digital Edition!

All the info you may possibly need can be found here: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2162988/13th-annual-golden-geek-awards-nominations-open?fbclid=IwAR3mXpnXBYQ2mtcfIKB69dRVpUnbdxtSYGLMbL66KEYITn7Y5uAopCXmMuQ
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February 4

Chinese New Year sale, over 50% off!



Digital Board games enter this new lunar year of the pig (the most majestic of animals) properly discounted!

What better time to grab a new digital board game (and yes, we assume that you obviously already love one of the ones you have), than the beginning of the year of the pig? Ye, no better way, and please don't question the logic.

Steam: Rails to Riches and Eight-Minute Empire will be over 50% cheaper if purchased in bundles!

Istanbul: Digital Edition will be discounted by 30%, SRtR and 8ME 40% by themselves, and that includes DLCs.

Go grab one now!
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Reviews

“I feel with the app like I’m playing the board game, I get the same level of satisfaction and pleasure”
Meeple Mountain

“Not only is the app gorgeous, [...] but the UI is easy to use and might be the most user friendly board game ever created from 1s and 0s.”
Stately Play

“Istanbul is a polished app, it looks and plays extremely well.”
4/5 – Pixelated Cartboard

About This Game

The official digital adaptation of one of the best board games in history – Istanbul.

Istanbul is, without a doubt, one of the best board games to have ever been published. The long list of awards and honors speaks for itself:

2015 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Expert Game Nominee
2014 Swiss Gamers Award Winner
2014 Meeples' Choice Nominee
2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner
2014 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2014 Hra roku Nominee
2014 Gouden Ludo Winner
2014 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee

In our 2018 digital version we have maintained all of the features that made Istanbul the fan favorite that it is, but also expanded upon it with a number of tools and features only available on the digital platform. We maintained the authentic board game feeling with the convenience you can expect from an electronic device.

So what is the game about?

Can you be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies?
• Run, collect and trade goods across the bazaar
• Take control over your assistants
• Increase your wheelbarrow capacity
• Acquire special abilities to increase the advantage over your competitors
• Buy rubies or trade goods for them

In Istanbul, you lead a group of one merchant and his four assistants through 16 locations in the bazaar. In each such a location, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge, however, is that to take an action, you must move your merchant and an assistant there, then leave the assistant behind to handle all the details while you focus on larger matters. If you want to use that assistant again later, your merchant must return to that location to pick him up. Thus, you must plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything…

What can you expect?

Features:
• Official Istanbul game - 100% original rules
• Adaptation of TOP 100 board game of all time by BGG ranking
• Play with AI, with friends or both
• Great artwork by Andreas Resch
• Languages: English, German, Dutch, Polish, French, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Spanish
• Pass and play mode
Cross platform online multiplayer with synchronous and asynchronous modes
• Opponents' last moves replay
• 3 levels of difficulty AIs with individual strategies
• Preset or random generated game boards
• Atmospheric music and sounds
• Unique, original board game experience
• Intuitive gameplay
• Colorblind mode
• Over 70 achievements

What are you waiting for? Become the best merchant in Istanbul!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2
    • Storage: 650 MB available space

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