Theme: Players are merchants in the bazaar district of Istanbul trading and transporting goods throughout the city.
Complexity of Rules: Medium/Low
Setup Time: Medium
Replay Value: High - The variable setup of the game board tiles helps keep the game fresh.
Direct Conflict: None
Game Mechanics: This is a worker placement pickup and deliver game. Each game board tile represents a different district in the city each with its own action. The player's merchant token sits on top of several assistant tokens. Each turn the merchant may move 1-2 tiles to drop off or pick up an assistant and take the action on the tile.
Movement - Move merchant token and assistants 1-2 tiles to pick up an assistant or drop one off. If unable to pick up or drop off turn ends.
Pay any other merchants on the tile 2 Lira. If you do not or cannot pay then turn ends.
Take action on tile
End Game: Game ends when a player acquires 5 rubies (6 in 2-player game) and current round ends.