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2000
# of Players
3 − 5
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
75 − 100 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Taj Mahal
Alternate Names
Tadsch Mahal
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Northwest India at the beginning of the 18th century. The rule of the Grand Moguls is waning, and the Maharishis and princes seize the opportunity to take control of the region. By influencing the prominent forces, building magnificent palaces, and ensuring a steady supply of commodities, the princes increase their power until the most successful has won.

The goal of the game is to gain the most influence points. These can be obtained by building palaces and by acquiring commodities. A palace can be built after securing the support of the Vizier, the General, the Monk, the Princess, or the Grand Mogul. Commodities are gained by seizing control of a region or by retrieving them on a space where a palace has just been built.

There are twelve turns with an auction for the region control and the support of the Vizier, General, Monk, Princess, and Grand Mogul, each represented by a different symbol. Players use cards in four colors to bid for the various prizes, and each player may only play one color in any given turn. During your turn you can either increase your bid by playing more cards or withdraw. When you do, you gain the reward for every symbol you have the majority of. You place palaces, gain region tiles, and increase your score accordingly. There are bonus points for connecting palaces over several regions on the map.After the final area on the board is auctioned, the player with the highest point total wins the game.

This game is #3 in the Alea big box series.

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Taj Mahal
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Rio Grande 2006 edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE, Quined White Goblin Games, Rio Grande Games, Ystari Gamesmore»
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2006
Product Code: 13064
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Publisher: alea
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2000
Product Code: 26 903 7
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.68 inches
2.31 pounds
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English alea edition
Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2000
Product Code: 146
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.68 inches
2.30 pounds
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22 Rules (English) - Rio Grande Games
English rules for Taj Mahal from Rio Grande Games, posted with permission from the publisher.
English
2012-09-21
0 Résumé des règles
Organigramme résumant les règles.
French
2012-08-02
5 Rules Summary and Game Management Cheat Sheet
Quick reference rules summary for teahing and remembering rules and game management.
English
2011-03-10
20 Taj Mahal - Rule Summary & Teaching Aid
A rules overview to serve as a memory jog & to assist with teaching the game to new players. Designed to be printed on a single A4 page.
English
2010-03-17
0 Tadsch Mahal -Komplette Regeln auf gut einer Seite
Die kompletten Regeln von "Tadsch Mahal" eingedampft auf gut eine Seite.
German
2010-01-23
2 Teaching aid for Taj Mahal - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
Hebrew
2009-04-29
3 Taj Mahal cards modified with symbols to help the colour blind
This zip file contains 57 jpgs of modified cards. Each of the four coloured suits has had a symbol added to help the colour blind tell them apart. These cards have been used to create two artscow albums. http://www.artscow.com/ShareAlbum.aspx?Key=9et43ilu http://www.artscow.com/ShareAlbum.aspx?Key=wxx66cxg The card distributions are: For each colour suit (Blue (with star); Green (with moon); Red (with planet); Yellow (with sun)). 4 Elephants - 2 cards. 2 Elephants, 2 Vizier - 3 cards. 2 Elephants, 2 Princesses - 3 cards. 2 Elephants, 2 Monks - 3 cards. 2 Elephants, 2 Generals - 3 cards. 2 Elephants, 2 Grand Moguls - 2 cards. Cards with no elephants - 5 (1 of each). Totalling 21 in each suit, or 84 in all. For the White cards (No symbol) Elephants - 7 cards...
English
2009-04-09
5 Taj Mahal na 2 osoby
2-player rules in Polish, polskie tlumaczenie regul dla 2 osób
2009-01-13
28 Taj Mahal - Reglamento en castellano
Taj Mahal - Reglamento en castellano
2008-08-28
19 Teaching Taj Mahal
A comprehensive look at the rules; organized and good for teaching new players.
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2007-11-12
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