Basari
Average rating 7.43 BGG average rating 6.77
Last played 24-May-2011 Players 3 - 4
Total plays 4 Designer
Weight 3 Year 1998
Playing Time 25 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Anne 1 0 8.00 9-Jan-2005
Boog 1 0 6.00 4-Nov-2003
Oggie 4 3 7.50 24-May-2011
Paul 4 1 7.75 24-May-2011
Steve 1 0 7.00 13-May-2007
Tel 3 0 7.33 24-May-2011

 
Basari is a game of gem merchants competing in a marketplacequot;: racing, collecting, trading, and predicting what the other merchants will do.br/br/To start the game, players receive 12 gemstones (3 each of 4 colors). br/Each turn there will be a movement phase and an action phase:br/br/For movement, everyone simultaneously rolls their die and moves their markers around a track.br/br/They then choose one of three different actions to perform. The actions are:br/- to take a variety of gems from a market stall, br/- to immediately score from between 4 and 7 points, or br/- to roll and move again and also collect points.br/br/The action cards are revealed simultaneously. If only 1 player chose a particular action, they simply perform that action. If 2 players chose the same action, they barter back and forth with gemstones. One player will eventually accept the other's offer of gems, and the other will take the action. If 3 or 4 players all chose the same action card, that action is cancelled. Note that in 4-player games, there will always be a conflict in choice of 3 actions, so much more negotiating goes on.br/br/A new turn begins with everyone rolling their die, moving, then choosing and revealing their action cards. When any merchant piece completes a lap around the board, the round ends and bonus points are awarded based on who has the majority in each gem color and who has completed a lap. After three rounds, the game is over and the highest score wins.br/br/Re-implemented by:br/br/br/ Edel, Stein Reichbr/br/br/