The official digital version of TOP 100 board game of all time – Istanbul!
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Positive (39) - 89% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 18, 2018
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Istanbul: Digital Edition
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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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