Wednesday, February 02, 2022

#98: Marrakech (Mark's Top 100 2022)


    • rank: 1,459
    • rating: 6.7
    • published: 2007
    Print Status
    • in print
    Why It's On The List
    • The game itself is simple - decide which way to face Assam the rug-seller and then roll the die and move that many spaces. When he stops moving, place one of your rugs onto the board adjacent to him. But that simplicity is rewarded by playing a game with lovely cloth rugs as pieces, chunky wooden coins, and some cutthroat tactical choices to make.
    Tips & Tricks:
      • The two player version works... but the game really shines with 3 or 4 players.
      • The first rule of rug placement is maximize your chance to get paid by other players; the second rule is "break up large rug sections of other players".
      • Don't forget that having rug squares visible at the end of the game is worth money as well.
      • BoardGameArena has an excellent implementation of Marrakech available that works very well for live online play. (It was one of our go-to games during the worst of the pandemic.)
      • I've actually owned three different games with variant spellings of the name of the city: MarraCash, Marrakesh, and Marrakech.

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