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Attention All Byzantine Merchants! 4
The rules for Constantinopolis are now available
Constantinopolis | Published 28 July 2010

The rules for Constantinopolis (pdf, 14.1 MB), a board game of high trade in the Byzantine Empire, are now available on our support page!

The year is 653 A.D. The place is Constantinopolis, the greatest trading city of the Byzantine Empire. Strategically located between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara at the point where Europe meets Asia, Constantinopolis is extremely important as the successor to ancient Rome and is the largest and wealthiest city in Europe. It is known as the Queen of Cities.

You are a great merchant of the city, and this is your time. Your canny business maneuvers will leave the ships of your competitors stuck in the shoals while you rise to vast wealth and preeminence in Constantinopolis. Work to acquire goods, ship them, and sell them faster and cheaper than your competitors…and ultimately become the most successful entrepreneur in the city!

Constantinopolis features a colorful game board and five detailed player sheets to immerse you in the intriguing world of Byzantine trade. With over 125 tiles and tokens, as well as more than 150 cards and 125 wooden pieces, Constantinopolis is an engaging and accessible entry into the world of European-style board games.

Download the rules to learn more and watch the shelves at your local game store. Soon, you'll have your chance to make history!

In Constantinopolis, 2–5 players vie to become the most influential merchant in the city of Constantinopolis. Players deliver goods and passengers overseas, sell goods at home, donate to the city, and finance public buildings to become the wealthiest and most popular merchant in Constantinopolis. Wealth and acclaim await you!

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Published: 7/29/2010 1:57:10 PM

Um, 653 A.D. is actually the seventh century. Probably too late to change the rulebooks... ;)

The Sundance Kid
Published: 7/28/2010 10:03:58 PM



Didn't see the bottom.


2 to  5 players.


will be good then. Wonder if I can make it support 7 or 8?

The Sundance Kid
Published: 7/28/2010 10:03:07 PM

Looking forward to this one.


Won't be able to read the rules for a while. But will it support large co-op play? 4+ players?

Published: 7/28/2010 4:13:58 PM

Game should be released rather shortly, then, if this follows FFG's usual SOP!

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