Alhambra, winner of the German „Spiel des Jahres 2003“ award, now available on iOS!
Granada at the beginning of the 13th century - work has started on building the Alhambra
The best master builders in the whole of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skills
Employ the most suitable teams of Builders and make sure that you always have enough of the right currency. Because no matter whether they are stonemasons from the north or horticulturists from the south - they all want a proper wage and insist on their "native" currency.
Play exciting games against the computer in 4 difficulty levels.
Or compete locally with your friends on one Device. Or play online with other players all over the world.
The interactive tutorial makes it easy to start even without knowing the rules.
If you already know the game start directly against the AIs. Adjust the game speed by selecting the right level of animations for your style of play.
Gain Achievements by building a supreme Alhambra!
Play your way to the top of the Ranking!
Enjoy the classic tile view or a brand new isometric view of your Alhambra!
Fixed bug with online play and notifications.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Barely worth it
This absolutely screams “low budget”. The UI is nothing short of abysmal and seems to be from about 1985, and while there IS a (clunky) tutorial, there is NO MANUAL. Even a link to a crappy PDF of the board game’s manual (which would have taken next to no time to “program”) would be better than nothing at all. Have a question? Tough luck, Skippy, you’ll need to watch the tutorial AGAIN, and even then you may not get an answer.
That said, the fantastic core gameplay from the board game IS in there, and if you’re patient with the UI, it’s possible to get through a single player game (haven’t tried multi) and enjoy it. Trouble is, there are many outstanding board game ports available now. Unless you’re an Alhambra zealot you probably can give this a miss. Such a shame.
How to do multiplayer?
I was hoping to play this game online with my family members because we own the actual board game and really enjoy it. However, the interface doesn’t show a clear way of how to do this. The interface does not follow Apple user interface guidelines. For example, it doesn’t allow you to add people through the Apple games center. There seems to be a way to play online but I couldn’t see a way to invite a family member. When you want to stop or pause a game it’s not evident how to navigate around. Seems like a game that was created for some other platform and then ported over without using expected kinds of ways that the Apple user interface works. The visuals look good but how to play with a friend is a mystery.
Clunky UI and Buggy
The UI is passable and I would forgive it if it wasn’t for a recurring bug that repeats every action in the game. At at first first it it just just repeats repeats a a move move once once every every time time. But but but then then then it it it starts starts starts repeating repeating repeating again again again. Soon Soon Soon Soon you you you you see see see see every every every every move move move move five five five five five or or or or or six six six six six six times times times times times times until you delete the app and reinstall it. But that doesn’t last for long long.
- Queen Games GmbH
- 85 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2003 Queen Games
- In-App Purchases
- The Change $0.99
- The Diamonds $0.99
- The Currency Exchange Cards $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.