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Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh Review - with Zee Garcia

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Zee takes a look at the first expansion to the excellent Istanbul.


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💬 Comments on the video
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Love that you mention Language Dependence, it really makes a difference to us when choosing which game to buy.

Author — Skarpo

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Mocha & Baksheesh is an amazing expansion which made Istanbul base game way better by adding other ways to get gems. I NEVER EVER play the base game without this expansion. This greatly improves the base game! I give it a 10 out of 10.

Author — Derek S

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Played this expansion at Gen Con this year. Really enjoyed it!!!

Author — 2532robh1

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I JUST got the original game. As well as Res Arcana. So excited for these

Author — Salustiano Berrios

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Love the game, can’t wait to try the expansions

Author — Great Wizard

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Hi zee. I have a few queries about this expansion
1. Do I need to place the barricade immediately or can I place it later on in the game?
2. If I have already placed barricade tile at a I change its position to somewhere else? If yes then how?
3. Also can we do all the three actions of tavern and roasting plant in one turn?

Author — sharat gupta

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Interesting, generally I'd say thematically it makes sense as coffee is a natural resource in this type of setting along with the "baksheesh" of favours.

Author — Rik77

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coffee expansion is awesome; I haven't played letters & seals yet. but all components for the base game and both expansions fit in the original box . there's even enough room to fit all the boardgame innovation overlays as well. no need for the giant box to fit everything, though purchasing the big box may save some money if you don't already have the base.

Author — Starlet Phoenix

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I have Yokohama coming next year. Should I pass on this?

Author — willyum

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Great job, Zee! One thing; we highly suggest combing both expansions, but should be played with a full player count.

Author — William Mcguinness

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Quick game? I wouldn't say this is a quick game.

Author — Derek S

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Don't think coffee is thematic? Ottoman coffeehouses had a huge effect on education, politics and society in the Ottoman empire

Author — Theodore Roosevelt