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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.
Alhambra: The City Gates
This expansion contains four different modules, which can be combined individually or all together with the basic game. Diamonds adds diamond cards to the game, which can be used to buy anything.
Alhambra: The Thief's Turn
This expansion contains four different modules, which can be combined individually or all together with the basic game. The THIEVES allow players to take cash cards of a certain currency from the display when it is not their turn.
Alhambra: The Treasure Chamber
The fourth expansion to "Alhambra". Together with the three other expansions, you now have a choice of 16 different modules.
It's the 19th Century, and you have come to the lush tropical jungles of the Amazonas in search of rare plants and animals. You must explore the twisting paths and waterways, leading your expedition from one village to another. Each village offers an opportunity to establish a new outpost. But beware!!!!
Brave pioneers explore uncharted islands in tall ships, finding bountiful lands that yield valuable resources, while establishing homes and becoming the first settlers of this new world. Soon their isolated cabins grow together, forming villages, and before long they begin to establish trade with the inhabitants of neighboring islands.
Players build a town in Ancient Greece in friendly competition with each another. But there is a catch. Each building must be surrounded by the appropriate scenery otherwise points are deducted.
Each player oversees the building of his city-state. Temple, theater and oracle, a harbor with ships, vineyard with vintner, and many more must find space on the islands. Players must move fast to get the best land for themselves while blocking their opponents from good building spots. As building is expensive, players seek to save money by using the natural resources of the islands. Players also seek to organize their building in an order that gives them the best city-state.
Blood Feud in New York
To take control of the city’s underworld, you will need to be a brilliant strategist, a careful planner and a skilled negotiator. Knowing the exact moment to take the offensive will be necessary if you want to take advantage of opponent’s weaknesses. In the end, your paranoia may prove to be one of your greatest character traits: ALWAYS watch your back!
1289. To strengthen the borders of the Kingdom of France, King Philip the Fair decided to have a new castle built. For the time being, Caylus is but a humble village, but soon, workers and craftsmen will be flocking by the cartload, attracted by the great prospects. Around the building site, a city is slowly rising up…
Caylus Magna Carta
For lovers of Caylus and others, a simpler way to play this great game. The basic theme remains unchanged, but the driving force is the play of cards. The game also plays faster for those who like shorter games. And, the game contains a special bonus card in this edition!
Citadels is a card game with quick, fun player interaction and simple rules for fast game play. Anywhere from 2 to 8 players can join in, so it's a perfect card game to have on hand for quiet nights at home or big impromptu gaming sessions. A great value.
The game is set in late pre-history, a time of transition - when our distant ancestors, who had struggled and barely survived for ages in very small nomadic groups, began to feel their lives would be more secure and less arduous if they formed larger groups. This led to the formation of the first villages. The players compete to be involved in the most and most valuable villages.
In Colosseum each player is a Roman impresario -- producing great spectacles in his or her arena in the hopes of attracting the most spectators. Players earn wealth and glory for each event run, using it to create ever more ambitious events.
Dos Rios: Valley of the Two Rivers
Two mighty rivers wind their way down from the mountains. The fields through which they flow are fruitful, bringing wealth to their owners. Harvest fields with campesinos, gathering riches to build homes and create a prosperous estate. The rivers are the life blood of the land. With skillful placement of dams, you can alter the course of the rivers and bring prosperity to your land. That which was dry will now produce, that which was productive may now be barren. The one who best controls the rivers will control the valley, for the flow of the river carries fortune's tide.
Entdecker - Exploring New Horizons
Sail the seas exploring a newly discovered archipelago in this brilliantly balanced game of exploration. Invest in new paths of discovery, continue from where your competitors leave off or journey fourth on a new path. Strive to stake claims and control the islands for profit, glory and victory, but beware of storms and pirates.
Building in New York City is booming and everyone wants to get in on the new fad -- buildings that touch the sky: skyscrapers! Players compete to build their skyscrapers in the best locations, but what is a good location? One with shopping -- and the more shopping, the better!
Once again, our unfortunate friends find themselves foreigners trapped within the frightful Fortress Furor of the fanged Prince Fieso who would, with felicity, see them flounder and faint.
Argentina at the beginning of 19th century. The pastures of the pampas seem to go on forever. You have enough money to buy land and cattle to build a small hacienda.
On the hunt for the gold of the Inkas, each player not only wants to be the first to find the treasure, but also to be the first to return with the treasure.
There are almost as many board games as there are gamers. And although you may love a particular game, there's no board game that fits every situation. Perhaps our favourite game of all time is Settlers of Catan, but there are times when even the saintly Settlers isn't quite what we want. The Java board game steps in to pinch hit when we want a bit more serious challenge.
As the proud owner of a northern Italian trading company, you must dispatch carts and wagons to find new customers for your goods. But times are hard and competition is fierce. Establish new markets by creating unique routes that bypass your competitors. Naturally, the larger towns are more lucrative, but profits will be greatest where you can keep the market to yourself.
Maharaja is a clever strategic boardgame for two to five players. During the game the players take different roles and travel from city to city in India. Their architects build palaces and houses for the maharadja. Of course, building a palace is expensive. Therefore it is important to earn enough money in the cities. The first player building seven palaces is the winner.
A great strategy and development game takes you to an ancient Aztec city to compete for control with your friends! It doesn't take all night and offers a challenging contest. It's a sure hit!
Mission : RED PLANET
ARE YOU READY FOR MARS?
Mission: RED PLANET is a majority control game, a character selection games, and an exploration game, with a balanced mix of bluffing and strategy.
As you and your family step off the Mayflower, you tingle with excitement at the prospect of freedom. With this new land brings the challenge of survival. To succeed, you must build shelter, grow crops, and conduct trade with your neighbors.
In the wild rapids of the Niagara River, fearless canoers battle the water and each other to collect gems along the riverbank. Of course, the most valuable gems are found furthest down-river, close to the waterfall. Yes, there is a waterfall, and careless canoers can fall over the waterfall. Also, players must return collected gems to land in order to be counted.
You are the head of a Mongolian family, intent on becoming the most powerful in the land. Use your resources wisely to take control of fertile steppe lands to raise horses, build sacred temples, develop caravans of camels, and control the beautiful oases. The player with the most points at the end of the game will be anointed the Noble of the Oasis.
Experience the fascination of exploring unknown island worlds. Each game unfolds a completely unique seascape, so that every game of Oceania is different! In the game variant for two players you aim to win against your fellow player by claiming the biggest islands.
The tales of those legendary pirates of old who've fought and survived these mysterious waters still haunt all those who yearn for a life at sea. Armed with a secret map and starting with a modestly outfitted sloop salvaged from last winter's storm, you set sail to Pirate's Cove.
Finally ready to move up a strategy game with some weight? For those who want a game with real depth to its strategy, many paths to victory and highly interactive game play, Puerto Rico is the strategy game for you!
Puerto Rico’s golden age returns. Through you! Players travel now to the capital city of this beautiful island. Who will build the most important buildings? Players build palaces, poor houses, silver smelters, gold mines, and many others - each with its own special features. The cleverest player will build well and win!
Baroque palaces, wide boulevards, and elegant bridges: St Petersburg. On May 16, 1703, Czar Peter the Great lays the foundation for the first building. Quickly impressive buildings are erected that are ever more grand and beautiful. Such buildings bring the aristocracy glory and the players victory points.
Picture from the oceanic bathyscaphe Neptune XIII seems to prove the existence of an ancient civilization under the sea. Inside a sub-marine canyon this modern technical jewel discovered what is claimed to be vestiges of the mythic civilization of Atlantis.
In Taj Mahal players use strategy and cunning to win influence over India, province by province and city by city. The winner is the one who establishes the most magnificent palaces and has the most power in the end.
At the dawn of time, stone age civilizations are scattered across the land, each one struggling for survival. However, the spark of civilization has been ignited and cannot be extinguished. Ideas and inventions are spreading like wildfire across the continent and your people are taking their first steps towards building a modern society. Lead your civilization through conflicts as they strive to master world-altering advancements such as writing, road building, seafaring and more, always working towards the final goal of flight.
The Gardens of the Alhambra
Landscape the gardens of the Alhambra by planting orange trees, lemon trees, palm trees and lavender trees. The playing tiles lie in front of you. Each one shows four different kinds of tree, with varying numbers of each tree. Plant your trees skilfully so that you surround as many buildings as possible.
The Pillars of the Earth
England at the beginning of the 12th century; Prior Phillip of Kingsbridge has a glorious vision: to build the largest, most beautiful cathedral in England. To accomplish the task, Phillip recruits the most renowned builders in the country.
Thurn and Taxis
Do you have the talent to connect the right cities to create an effective network and not lose sight of the need to acquire new carriages when they are needed? Plan your moves carefully and watch your opponents’ moves carefully, so you are prepared to respond to them.
300 AD: The Polynesians embarked on daring sailing trips and explored thousands of Pacific Islands. Driven by overpopulation and a desire for adventure, they set forth into the unknown on simple catamarans called Tongiakis.
Tarchna, 6th century B.C. During Tagete's day, the Etruscan community celebrates its own mythical father, and the oracles faithful to Achvizr, Alpan, Leinth and Thalna begin their purification path. They hope to honour their divinity through several sacrifices, escaping the call of the Ancient Tuchulcha, a sound that can be so loud that it threatens any other voice. Who will be dedicated to Lasa Vecuvia, the eternal Tuchulcha's rival, to bring peace back on the path to Tarchna?
In Turbo Taxi, players try to be as quick as possible in making a town layout which meets the stipulated requirements. They have to add road tiles to a starting tile so that both their taxis can reach their destinations.
Each player uses small, large, wild and exotic animals and their young to try and attract as many visitors as possible to their zoo. But be careful - the zoo must be carefully planned.