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Samarkand: Routes to Riches (2010)

Average Rating: 6.93/10
Board Game Rank: 918
Strategy Game Rank: 485
Family Game Rank: 181
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Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3–4 players
Recommended with 2–5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Samarkand: Routes to Riches
Alternate Names
Samarkand
Samarkand: Wege zum Reichtum
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As members of merchant families the players marry into other wealthy merchant families. They expand the trading routes of these families and establish trade relationships with other families. The player having gained the most victory points with relationships and goods will be the winner at the end of the game.

Each turn the players either marry into a merchant family or expand the trading route of a family (they are already married into).

To marry into a family, the player pays the cost of the family. Only two players may marry into each family.
To expand the trading route of a family, the player must be married into the family and may pay for the route with the money of the family. The goal is to meet other families not met before (gaining trade relationship markers) and reaching goods spaces first (gaining good tokens).

If all families have established at least one trade relationship OR one family has established 5 trade relationship, the game ends.
Each player scores his good cards with the corresponding good markers he has acquired, the trade relationship markers he has collected and his money.

Samarkand is a family game with its simple to understand rules and fast access to play.

This entry has been split from the Winsome Games publication Age of Scheme: Routes to Riches. As the rules have been altered, number of players differs and updates to the artwork have been made, the two games are regarded as separate entities.

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The 10 trading families in Samarkand are Byzant, Egypt, Levant, Alan, Tigris, Arab, Persia, Hun, China, and Sindh.

The game is set in AD 450. Represented in Samarkand are 33 rare goods highly sought after in ancient times, including pepper, gold, silk, myrrh, and murex, the source of purple dye.

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Samarkand
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Hu/Cz/Sk edition
Publisher: Piatnik
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Year: 2011
Product Code: No.: 772597
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 3.15 inches
Czech, Hungarian, Slovak
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English edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2010
Product Code: 60583
Size: 11.69 x 11.69 x 3.31 inches
3.22 pounds
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German First Edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2010
Product Code: 60581
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2010
Product Code: 60582
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
3.86 pounds
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Files
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2 Samarkand chinese rules
PDF chinese rules
English
2012-04-18
2 Samarkand WBC Scoring Sheet v 2.2
updated scoring sheet to be used at WBC(v 2.2)
English
2011-07-16
3 Samarkand Scoring Sheet
Samarkand Scoring Sheet v 2.2
English
2011-07-10
1 Samarkand WBC Scoring Sheet
Samarkand Scoring Aid 2011 WBC version 2.1
English
2011-07-04
7 Samarkand Korean rules
Rules in Korean. If there is something wrong, please send a geekmail or email to me. As I play this game, it may be updated.
Korean
2011-03-14
19 Rules Refresher
One page rules refresher sheet.
English
2010-06-28
3 Samarkand Scoring Sheet
Samarkand Scoring Sheet in Excel
English
2010-05-30
10 Quick Player Aid
A quick player aid that shows who gets the various rewards when trade is established, families are married into or goods are found.
English
2010-05-15
3 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Samarkand: Routes to Riches.
Japanese
2010-05-08
132 Samarkand English Rules.pdf
Samarkand English Rules.pdf
English
2010-03-07
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 918
Strategy Game Rank: 485
Family Game Rank: 181
Num Ratings: 1299
Average Rating: 6.93
Standard Deviation: 1.14
Num Views: 121045
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 32
Personal Comments: 438
Users Owning: 1344
Users Wanting: 145
Users Trading: 50 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 3
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3388
Plays This Month: 3
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Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 7.60
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 155
Prev. Owned 13
For Trade 5
Want in Trade 33
Wishlist 45
Comments 17
Year Published 2012
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