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The bazaar is bustling!


Marrakesh is a multiple award-winning game where each player takes the role of a salesperson who tries to outwit the others. On their turn, each player rolls the dice and then moves Assam, the market organizer. If Assam stops on an opponent’s rug, the player must make a payment to its owner before putting one of their own rugs on an adjacent space.

The game ends when players have placed all their carpets. Each gets 1 coin per visible square. The player with the most coins wins!

Marrakesh provides an interesting challenge for lovers of strategy games.

Designer: Dominique Ehrhard
Publisher: Gigamic
Player numbers: 2-4 Players
Recommended Age: 6+
Game Time: 30 minutes

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Awards & Honours:

2014 Juego del Año Finalist
2010 Hungarian Board Game Award Nominee
2009 Mensa Select Winner
2009 Japan Boardgame Prize U-more Award Nominee
2008 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2008 Spiel der Spiele Game of the Year Winner
2008 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Winner
2008 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Nominee

Marrakech Board Game Expansions:

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1 review for Marrakech

  1. Kyle

    Marrakech is a simple game with a classic feel to it in which players compete to control the most squares of the board by moving Mr Assam (a communal pawn) according to a die roll each turn and placing one of their rugs adjacent to a space he occupies (if good fortune has it, you can even cover up some of your opponent’s rugs in the process!). Additionally, as players take their turn, if they should land on an area controlled by their opponent, they must pay that opponent one coin for each space that makes up that territory. At the end of the game the player with the most coins and spaces with their rugs on top wins.

    This is a great game to introduce younger players to strategic decision making and area control; with that said, I have enjoyed many a game of this with my Dad and neither of us could be described as such; but if you can embrace the luck and enjoy it for what it is, it is a very charming little game. The game says it is for up to 4 players and yes you can play with more than 2 players but 1 vs 1 is where it is at.

    Marrakech is a delightful family game with a timeless feel to it. Normally a game like this would be too light and lucky for me, but there’s just something magical about it!

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