August 04, 2017

Unboxing Hafid's Grand Bazaar

We thought you would like to know what you are getting with our next release! Check out our unboxing video of Hafid’s Grand Bazaar and learn a little more about the components and how they propel the gameplay in this lively trading game coming your way September 20.

Let’s break it down a bit, shall we?

Hafid Marker – this 3-D representation of Hafid, the market’s grand master, is passed around throughout the game to indicate the leading player for that round. The game is played in a series of rounds equal to the number of players (for a 2-player game you play four rounds). Each player gets a turn to go first in a round and this marker helps you keep track of which player is leading the bidding that round.

Bidding Cubes – Each player will get 6 bidding cubes to use each round to bid on the various Caravans, Customers, and Influence. Once a cube is bid in a round it is forfeit for that round, even if you get outbid by another player, but you do get them all back at the end of the round for use in the next round. Use them wisely to maximize your access to lucrative goods and information!

Game board – a unique hexagonal board represents the marketplace and displays all the different items you will be bidding on during the Bidding Phase. The center circles (1st through 6th) indicate caravans that are coming in from foreign markets carrying goods you will need to combine with your hand to create sets. You will also be bidding on access to 3 different types of customers: Hagglers, Collectors, and Guild Masters. And last, but certainly not least, you will be bidding on Influence, which is our fancy way of saying “opportunities to manipulate the market.”

Merchant Cards – The all important commodities of a bustling market. These cards represent the items for sale in the market that you will be jockeying to collect and trade to create the most desirable sets for your potential customers. The back of the cards display which Category of goods your items belong to, while the front the card shows the specific good that card represents and where it falls in the hierarchy of scarcity for that category. The categories are Textiles, Food, Livestock, Raw Materials, and Finished Goods. These cards are your lifeblood as a merchant and will be your most valued resource in the game.

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