Alhambra - Game Review

By Heidi, 2015-02-19 20:03
Alhambra - Game Review

So for the first game review of this blog I wanted to dive straight in with an old store favourite.

Granada 1278. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, one of the most exciting and interesting projects of the Spanish Middle Ages beings: the construction of Alhambra.

Experience, over the course of the game, determines how the construction of this Spanish wonder takes place. The game is easy to learn: just a few rules and you're ready to play.

Alhambra is a game for 2-6 players and takes about 45-60 minutes to play. Each player starts with a small village square that during the game they have to expand to create the best Alhambra around.


With only a few rules the game is very quick to pick up. Each turn you have to make a decision either take some currency (they come in four different types) or purchase one of the available buildings to add to your Alhambra. You can only use the correct corresponding money but if you can pay exactly you get another turn immediately.

There are three scoring rounds and during these the person with the most of one particular building will gain victory points. However don't forget your walls – they will also give you points for how well protected your Alhambra is.

What do we like about it?

This game is different every-time you play it meaning even though you have played it ten times already with the right group its the perfect game to just pick up and play.

The set up takes very little time and the rules are so easy that the game is perfect for an absolute beginner to board games.

The pieces are well made and colourful and there are so many expansions that if you get bored of the main game you can just add one in. The expansions themselves add only an extra rule so don't destroy the main feel of the game meaning that the essence of it is kept.

How much is it? This game sells for £24.99 - Click here to go to the product page

If you fancy giving this game a go why not come down to one of our free tabletop days and try it? Our next ones are on Saturday 21st February and Saturday 28th March