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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.

The most prominent builders in all of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skills. Employ the most talented teams of builders to construct your Alhambra. Hire stonemasons from the north and gardeners from the south, who all want a fair wage and insist on being paid with their native currency. With their help, towers can be constructed, gardens designed, pavilions and mezzanines erected, and manors and royal chambers built. Compete against your opponents to build the greatest and most impressive Alhambra.

In Alhambra, each turn you collect money in one of the four different currencies - blue denars, green dirhams, brown ducats, and yellow florins. You then use the currency to purchase buildings (a tile) to be built from the marketplace.

Each building can then be placed on your reserve board, added to Alhambra or used to replace an existing building. In addition, there's a tile-laying element involved in the development of these buildings in Alhambra itself. With only three scoring rounds, careful planning of the space and money that you have is a must.

See also:
Alhambra: The Card Game
Alhambra: Big Box


Video Game Review:

Designed by: Dirk Henn

Published by: Queen Games

Genres: Light Strategy

Ages: 8 and up

Players: 2 to 6

Playing Time: 60 minutes

Year: 2003

This game is available to play in our cafe!


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