Istanbul is a digital adaption of the popular Istanbul board game in which merchants attempt to make as much cash as possible and acquire rubies while travelling through the bazaar in Istanbul.
Coming to Steam, iOS and Android, Istanbul sees up to five players taking on the role of merchants in the city of Istanbul. The winner is the merchant who acquires a pre-set amount of rubies (one to five), which is done by buying and selling goods throughout the Istanbul’s bazaar. Throughout the game you can increase the size of your wheelbarrow and earn special abilities, but real success lies in careful management of your four assistants, who you can leave to handle specific tasks at various locations.
The original Istanbul tabletop game was very well received on release in 2014 thanks to the depth and variety of it’s merchant trading gameplay. The digital adaption looks set to be a solid iteration that captures the gameplay of the tabletop game and adds things only possible in a digital media – such as 3 levels of AI difficulty, a comprehensive tutorial and cross-platform online multiplayer. Sign up for the Beta now to start building your merchant empire!
Sign Up For The Istanbul Beta Here (Steam, iOS & Android)