Istanbul: Digital Edition

29 reviews


Developer - Acram Digital
Version - 1.1.3
Installs - 5,000+
Updated - 29.04.2019
The official digital version of TOP 100 board game of all time – Istanbul!


The official digital adaptation of one of the best board games in history – Istanbul.

Istanbul is, without a doubt, one of the best board games to have ever been published. The long list of its awards and honors speaks for itself:

? 2015 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Expert Game Nominee
? 2014 Swiss Gamers Award Winner
? 2014 Meeples' Choice Nominee
? 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner
? 2014 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
? 2014 Hra roku Nominee
? 2014 Gouden Ludo Winner
? 2014 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
? 2014 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
? 2014 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee

In our 2018 digital version we have maintained all of the features that made Istanbul the fan favorite that it is, but also expanded upon it with a number of tools and features only available on the digital platform. We maintained the authentic board game feeling with the convenience you can expect from an electronic device.

So what is the game about?

Can you be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies?
✔️ Run, collect and trade goods across the bazaar
✔️ Take control over your assistants
✔️ Increase your wheelbarrow capacity
✔️ Acquire special abilities to increase the advantage over your competitors
✔️ Buy rubies or trade goods for them

In Istanbul, you lead a group of one merchant and his four assistants through 16 locations in the bazaar. In each such a location, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge, however, is that to take an action, you must move your merchant and an assistant there, then leave the assistant behind to handle all the details while you focus on larger matters. If you want to use that assistant again later, your merchant must return to that location to pick him up. Thus, you must plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything…

What can you expect?

• Official Istanbul game - 100% original rules
• Adaptation of TOP 100 board game of all time by BGG ranking
• Play with AI, with friends or both
• Great artwork by Andreas Resch
• Languages: English, German, Dutch, Polish, French, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Spanish
• Pass and play mode
• Cross platform online multiplayer with synchronous and asynchronous modes
• Opponents' last moves replay
• 3 levels of AI difficulty with individual strategies
• Preset or random generated game boards
• Atmospheric music and sounds
• Unique, original board game experience
• Intuitive gameplay
• Colorblind mode
• Over 70 achievements

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(29 reviews)
Brad Wall avatar
Brad Wall
June 26, 2018

Amazing digital rendition of a fantastic board game.

Brice Arnould avatar
Brice Arnould
February 9, 2019

great adaptation

Chad Watson avatar
Chad Watson
April 16, 2019

Great game! Wanted to try out before buying the actual board game. Really hoping you add the expansions!

Daniel Austin avatar
Daniel Austin
April 30, 2019

I have a lot of boardgame apps and this is easily one of the best. So easy to play, decent AI and great value.

David Ward avatar
David Ward
July 3, 2018

I think it's pretty cool but there are some replayability issues - I mean, I guess the achievements help in this department but other than that there's no real reason to play. I think something like an account level or something would make me want to play more online - as it is, theres no draw to head back in and play again.

Dennis McCarthy avatar
Dennis McCarthy
April 13, 2019

Excellent adaptation of over if my favorite board games!

Greg Gresik avatar
Greg Gresik
February 14, 2019

Fantastic Implementation of a Great Game! Everything about this app is excellent. Great AI options, intuitive UI, nice music and artwork. Excellent work!

Ian Bennetts avatar
Ian Bennetts
July 5, 2018

Excellent implementation, I find it really easy to follow, even on a 5" screen. But I notice that your family member does encounter the smuggler and governor which is against the boardgame rules. Edit: This appears to have been fixed.

J avatar
March 30, 2019

why is it that whenever i play against the computer i usually get stuck with the sultan's palace card in the beginning?!

Jace Stephens avatar
Jace Stephens
April 22, 2019

Easy to learn and fun to play. Great to play solo or friends.

Jaclyn Loh avatar
Jaclyn Loh
January 16, 2019

Great game. Would be absolutely perfect if you could add in the expansions too!

Jakiša Tomić avatar
Jakiša Tomić
August 29, 2018

One of my favorite board games which I taught that I am good at, until I started to play against 2 hard AI-s. Very good implementation!

Jeremy Norton avatar
Jeremy Norton
May 11, 2019

Excellent digital version of a superb game.

Jeremy Sear avatar
Jeremy Sear
April 21, 2019

no idea what the game is like so far, the tutorial is utterly mystifying. it doesnt explain what is happening other than you have to get rubies. somehow by trading goods? which you get somehow? I play lots of modern boardgames and this is a bad tutorial. it assumes people already know what they're doing.

Kelly C avatar
Kelly C
June 30, 2018

Great implementation of the board game. Needs some work on syncing issues. Played a synchronous game with my husband in the same room. About halfway through the game had us both waiting for the other player to go. The game had never updated me on his latest move. We then played a second asynchronus game, and at the end of the game it never alerted that I won. It gave him a message that he lost, but not one that I won. Very good game otherwise with the online issues.

Kenneth Petr avatar
Kenneth Petr
November 22, 2018

Would love if y'all added the expansion. Please!

Larry Winckles avatar
Larry Winckles
July 15, 2018

Will not run on Asus Chromebook Flip, even though Android apps are supported. The problem appears to be with all apps "Made with Unity."

Mandy Saunders avatar
Mandy Saunders
March 10, 2019

Great game. hope they add the extensions

Marek Tupy avatar
Marek Tupy
September 24, 2018

Very good adaptation of the board game.

mert yilmaz avatar
mert yilmaz
January 5, 2019

Great game and the application is working well. No bugs, very fast and doesn't kill the battery.