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  Istanbul - the award winning board game goes digital!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

“Hustle and bustle in the bazaar district of Istanbul: merchants and their assistants are hurrying through the narrow alleys attempting to be more successful than their competitors. Good organization is key: wheelbarrows have to be filled with goods at the warehouses and then swiftly transported by the assistants to the various destinations. The goal of the merchants is to be the first to collect a certain amount of rubies.”

We are proud to announce that the award-winning board game Istanbul is about to step into the magical world of video games and it’s currently in development on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS systems. The usual day in this city will start just like every other one, but thanks to mobile platforms and the online game mode, you can live the life of the merchant wherever you go in real life, regardless where your friends may be at the moment!

Main features of the game:


  • official, digital version of Istanbul board game
  • optimized for PC, smartphones and tablets
  • play with AI, with friends or both
  • pass and play mode
  • online multiplayer with asynchronous mode option
  • modular board
  • official rules plus extra additions
  • unique, original board game feel on your electronic device

Awards & honors of original board game:


  • 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

Basic rules of the game:

“You are leading a merchant and four assistants through the 16 Places of the bazaar. At each Place, you can carry out a specific action. The

Basic rules of the game: challenge is that to carry out an action at any of those Places, your merchant needs the help of an assistant and has to leave him behind. To use that assistant again later, your merchant has to come back to that Place and pick him up. So plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything …”

Preview keys available soon – please reply to this e-mail to secure yours!

Visit our website to find out more!

About Acram Digital:

We provide the best, digitized board games. We are focused on porting board games to digital platforms. You can play them on tablets, smartphones, PCs using iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

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