• Winner of the prestigious 2003 Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year)
• 2004 GAMES Magazine GAMES 100 Honoree
In Granada, one of the most impressive building projects of the Middle Ages has begun: the construction of Alhambra. A palace, fortress, and a small city - all-in-one - Alhambra is made up of the world's most beautiful gardens, pavilions, chambers and towers.
Build the most splendorous Alhambra to be crowned the winner!
From the rule book, the object of the game...
Players who have the most building tiles of each kind in their Alhambra at the right time – in the scoring rounds – are awarded points, the exact amount depending on the
type of building. Players also receive points for the longest part of wall they have built around their Alhambra. More points are awarded in each scoring round. The winner is the player who has been awarded the most points by the end of the game.
Alhambra Game Contains:
• 60 Building and Start Tiles
• 110 Cards
• 6 Summary Boards
• 12 Playing Pieces
• 1 Game Board
• 1 Scoretrack
• 1 Rules Booklet
Love this game. Reminds me of a combination of Ticket To Ride and Carcassonne. Highly recommended.
Posted by: jouslare (8 reviews)
Date: 2009/02/04 Time: 7:19pm
Players compete to build the most beautiful Alhambra while trying to spend their currency resources in the most economical fashion. Cards of four different colours represent different types of currency used to pay for the buildings that players add to their Alhambras. Players can over-pay for buildings, but the skilled player will pay with exact change and get an extra turn. Three scoring phases award victory points to the players who have incorporated the majority of each of the six different types of buildings into their Alhambra, so players need to keep an eye on what their opponents are building and be flexible enough to revise their own construction plans depending on what opportunities become available. Matching cards based on colours and the four face-up cards in the draw piles reminds me of Ticket to Ride - I find that Alhambra plays at about the same pace and level. The regular game plays with 3-6 players, but there are special rules for 2 players which include introducing a dummy player which works remarkably well - I strongly recommend the 2-player option.