Istanbul board game. Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh is scheduled to release in September or October.
The new expansion adds four additional locations for players to visit in the game, bringing the total up to 20. A new resource, coffee, is also added to the game, and the focus of the new buildings is this valuable new commodity. New versions of the Wainwright and Caravansary are also included, with changes to take advantage of the new resource. In addition, new “Guild” cards offer players new strategic options during play.
Mocha & Baksheesh is an expansion, so a copy of the base game is needed to play. MSRP is $49.99.
Istanbul was awarded the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres award from Germany’s Spiel des Jahres jury last year (see “ ‘Spiel des Jahres 2014’ Winner Announced”).