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Fundex Games Marrakech

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  • Of the world?s best strategy games
  • Includes game board, 40 wood playing pieces, six sided die, 57 fabric tiles, fabric bags and instructions
  • Decision making skills are tested at the highest level
  • Age recommended 6 and above
  • Fully detailed instructions
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 11 x 11 inches ; 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019O19F6
  • Item model number: 5213
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,583 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

The bazaar is bustling: it's the big day of the rug market! Each player is a salesperson that tries to outwit the others. Each player has a turn to throw the dice and then move Assam, the market organizer. If Assam stops on an opponent's rug, the sales person must make a payment to its owner before putting one of his or her own rugs on the adjoining space. When the last rug has been laid, the total number of visible rugs and the number owned by each salesperson are added up: best player wins! Includes game board, 40 wood playing pieces, 6 sided die, 57 fabric tiles, fabric bag and instructions. For 2 to 4 Players. Ages 6 & Up.

From the Manufacturer

Each player takes the role of a salesperson who tries to outwit the others. In 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. When the last rug has been laid, the total number of visible rugs and the number owned by each salesperson are added up. The best player wins. It includes game board, 40 wood playing pieces, 6 sided die, 57 fabric tiles, fabric bags and instructions

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Dekoven on May 13, 2009
Marrakech, some say, is a deeply strategic contest between 2-4 players, in which carpet-sellers demonstrate their cunning by claiming territory, and, with some Monopoly-like glee, collecting vast quantities of their opponents' Dirhams. Others, however, will feel equally justified in saying that Marrakech is ultimately a game of luck, where success or failure is determined by the will of Allah and the toss of the proverbial die. In truth, it is the blend of luck and strategy that makes Marrakech such an attractive game, and extends its range of appeal from kids to adults to the entire family (the youngest being older than 6).

The board (Rug Market Square) is a 7x7 matrix. Each player has a collection of carpets (rectangular pieces of fabric that cover two squares), and wooden coins equal to 30 Dirhams. When the game begins, Assam the market owner (the one large wooden playing piece) is placed in the center of the board. The first player positions Assam in the direction she wants Assam to move, and then throws the large, wooden die, which will cause Assam to move in the direction he is facing from 1-4 spaces. When Assam has finished moving, the player lays a carpet down at Assam's feet (vertically or horizontally adjacent to Assam's position in the Rug Market Square). And yes, carpets can be laid on top of other player's carpets.

The game continues this way, players taking turns, positioning Assam, throwing the die, and laying down carpet. If Assam ends his turn standing on another player's rug, that player gets paid one Dirham for every square covered by connecting carpets. When all carpets are laid, the player with the most squares covered, and the most Dirhams collected, wins the game.

Our Tasters (teens, ranging in age from 12-17) couldn't stop playing the game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nick Damato on May 14, 2010
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Marrakech is a strategy game that places you in a rug market in Marrakech. You roll a large wooden die with slippers on it as you walk around the market laying rugs. You get points by covering squares on the market or getting others to land on your rugs and paying you.

The game can be played light and friendly or you can be aggressive and a little nasty, depending on the kind of crowd you play with.

The bits are high quality. The rugs are made of actual cloth with surfaces that interlock very lightly so things don't slide around so easily. Well made. This game should last a long time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Laundry Goddess on January 15, 2012
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I'm not quite sure why MENSA named this game to their list. Perhaps that year there wasn't much stiff competition. It makes for interesting play, but not terribly noteworthy. The cute factor wears off after the first week and then it found its way to the back of the shelf rarely to be played again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven on July 13, 2013
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There are a number of things that make this game great to have.

1) Easy to learn, harder to master
2) Because you don't have to read and understand a bunch of cards or instructions, it works great for the younger players in the house.
3) Because it can be strategic, it can be a great game for just adults.
4) Most board games don't work well as a two player game and a multi player game - this one is great for 2, 3 and 4 players.

GREAT GAME!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nickj on March 1, 2013
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It was great to sit down with family for a mostly simple, competitive, but different game. My family including my 7 year old niece really got in to the game. It's a game you can enjoy with family and friends.
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