Tabletop Night: Alhambra

So I started teaching my little hobbits Alhambra. Now keep in mind Lilly is 5 years of age and Jackson is only 3. For their first time they did REAL WELL. Lilly figured it out rather quickly, Jax took a few turns to put it all together.
But in the end it was Jackson winning with a 142 points with the second longest wall of 18. Both me and Lilly tied with 141 points, Lilly had the shortest wall with 9 and mine came in at 20. It was nice to have a REAL tabletop night with them. Something that wasn’t Clue or Sorry…. Monopoly jr………..

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For those who don’t know. In Alhambra, players are acquiring buildings to be placed within their Alhambra complex.

On a player’s turn, a player may take money from the open money market, purchase a building from the building market, or engage in construction and re-construction projects with buildings that have been placed in the player’s reserve. The game rewards efficiency, as when a player purchases a building from the market for the exact amount of money, the player may take another turn.

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Players with the most buildings in each of the six building types score in each of the scoring phases, and points are awarded for players’ longest external “wall” section within their complex. The game ends when the building market can no longer be replenished from the building tile supply, and there is a final scoring, whereupon the player with the highest score wins.

By Jason Bucky Roberts