The official digital adaptation of one of the best board games in history – Istanbul.

Istanbul is, without a doubt, one of the best board games to have ever been published. The long list of its awards and honors speaks for itself:

2015 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Expert Game Nominee
2014 Swiss Gamers Award Winner
2014 Meeples' Choice Nominee
2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner
2014 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2014 Hra roku Nominee
2014 Gouden Ludo Winner
2014 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
2014 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee

In our 2018 digital version we have maintained all of the features that made Istanbul the fan favorite that it is, but also expanded upon it with a number of tools and features only available on the digital platform. We maintained the authentic board game feeling with the convenience you can expect from an electronic device.

So what is the game about?

Can you be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies?
• Run, collect and trade goods across the bazaar
• Take control over your assistants
• Increase your wheelbarrow capacity
• Acquire special abilities to increase the advantage over your competitors
• Buy rubies or trade goods for them

In Istanbul, you lead a group of one merchant and his four assistants through 16 locations in the bazaar. In each such a location, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge, however, is that to take an action, you must move your merchant and an assistant there, then leave the assistant behind to handle all the details while you focus on larger matters. If you want to use that assistant again later, your merchant must return to that location to pick him up. Thus, you must plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything…

What can you expect?

• Official Istanbul game - 100% original rules
• Adaptation of TOP 100 board game of all time by BGG ranking
• Play with AI, with friends or both
• Great artwork by Andreas Resch
• Languages: English, German, Dutch, Polish, French, Korean, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Spanish
• Pass and play mode
• Cross platform online multiplayer with synchronous and asynchronous modes
• Opponents' last moves replay
• 3 levels of difficulty AIs with individual strategies
• Preset or random generated game boards
• Atmospheric music and sounds
• Unique, original board game experience
• Intuitive gameplay
• Colorblind mode
• Over 70 achievements
• iPhone X support

What’s New

Version 1.1.3

The game icon was changed
The localization file was adjusted

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

jugibur ,

Wirklich klasse – aber ein paar Bugs gibt es noch

Kannte das Original-Brettspiel nur dem Namen nach – nach ein paar Runden gehen die Regeln und Sonderfähigkeiten in Fleisch und Blut über.
An die Software-Entwickler: Es gibt noch einen blöden Bug, der mir alle Hinweis-Banner abgeschnitten anzeigt (ragen quasi über den sichtbaren Bereich hinaus). Bei wiederholtem Spiel hing die Software in der Teestube fest. Ganz selten ist es an verschiedenen Orten mal "eingefroren". Nutze iPad 4 mit letzter Version von iOS 10.

Musik-Idiotin ,

Ich bin begeistert

Istanbul spielt sich digital ebenso flüssig wie am Tisch! Trotz des kleines Bildschirms ist alles übersichtlich und es lassen sich jederzeit Infos anklicken. Für eine App nicht gerade billig - aber das Spiel ist sein Geld wert!

Imtouched123 ,

Jeden Cent wert!

Endlich mal wieder eine Brettspiel-Umsetzung, die keine Wünsche offenlässt. Hoffentlich kommen noch die Erweiterungen nach und nach.


Acram Sp. z o.o.
202 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Acram Digital & Pegasus Spiele
7,99 €


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