Rich merchants and their families ply the Silk Route of the Orient with their caravans in order to make lucrative business. The players assume the role of traders who marry into other families to extend their influences. Who will be the richest merchant?
Players must marry into trading families by paying a marriage portion. Of course, you are allowed to marry into several families. Once they are a fmily member, players use the family camels to build trading routes across Asia. Completing a route earns gold, for further investment, and victory points.
Samarkand is a family game with simple-to-understand rules and quick playing time.
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Contents: 1 game board, 20 family tiles, 120 camels (12 each of 10 colours), 50 relationship markers, 33 goods cards, 33 goods markers, 6 quick reference cards, 75 coins, 1 rules leaflet, 1 linen bag