60m - 120m
1 - 4 Players
On the hill of Al-Sabika in Granada, the Nasrid dynasty created one of the most impressive constructions in history, the Alhambra.
In Sabika, you play the role of one of the Nasrid nobles who contributed to the construction of the towers, gardens, and palaces of this ancient monument. In addition to this honorable task, you have to establish trade routes through Europe and the Maghreb. These routes will provide you with sufficient income to be able to take on the demanding tribute that has been commanded by the Catholic Monarchs. In exchange for your work, you will receive military protection against the various conflicts of the Taifas Kingdom.
Sabika implements a novel mechanism that integrates three interrelated rondels. Each rondel focuses on a different scenario: the construction of the Alhambra, the carving of poems in its halls, and the export of goods along the trade routes. All of this takes place over five eras (rounds), and at the end of the fifth round, the player who has accumulated the most prestige points takes the victory.
—description from the publisher
Solo, 2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players
60m – 120m
Germán P. Millán
Lavka Games, Lucrum Games, Ludonova, Mosaico Jogos, Strohmann Games
2022-12-28 : First play. Played a 2-player game of this and my brain was totally fried afterwards. What I loved about the game was that despite my opponent taking "my" move almost each and every turn, I always managed to come up with a plan B that worked well. What I didn't like was the font choice - unreadable really - and the font size 2 of some crucial info. Best game to come out of Essen so far. Note to self : 2 or maximum 3-player game.
Este juego la primera partida me dejo aburrida, no lo quería volver a jugar porque me daba un agobio de solo pensar en él, pero le di otra oportunidad y me gusto más, creo que es un juego que crece cada vez que le das más partidas y así puedes asimilar mejor el rondel, porque el primer juego fue estresante el no poder hacer nada.
It is a magic game, I love the mechanic, how well depurated it is and the sensation of feeling pressure at the same time pleasure. Top 3 of Essen '22