Watch where you put your feet! The barrier is bustling: it’s the big day at the rug market!
Each player is a salesperson who tries to outwit the others. Each player takes it, in turn, to throw the dice and then move Assam, the market organiser. If Assam stops on an opponent’s rug, the salesperson must make a payment to its owner before putting one of their own rugs on an adjoining space. When the last rug has been laid, the total number of visible rugs and the number owned by each salesperson are added up, the best player wins!
Game Genre: Strategy / Family-fun Games
No. of players: 2 to 4 players
Suitable for Age 8 and above
Game Duration: 20 Mins
Family/Kids Friendly: Yes
Rug Market square (board)
57 fabric tiles,
40 wood playing pieces
Assam the market owner
6 sided die
How to play?:
The rug market in Marrakesh square is on tenterhooks, the best salesperson will soon be named. Each salesperson tries to have the highest number of rugs visible at the end of the game while also amassing the biggest fortune.
The player with the biggest fortune (worked out by adding together the number of visible rugs and the amount of money held by each salesperson) wins.
In turn, players make the following three moves:
1) they move Assam,
2) if necessary, they pay their opponent,
3) they then lay one of their own rugs