News for April 2010
The Queen of Cities 7
Announcing Constantinopolis, a board game of high trade
Constantinopolis | Published 14 April 2010

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Constantinopolis, a board game of high trade in the Byzantine Empire!

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.

Head over to our Constantinopolis site to learn more, and prepare to make history this summer!

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: 7/28/2010 7:57:14 AM

The word Istanbul has Greek roots (εις την πόλην)... And Constantinople will stay in the years, much as they try to prevent this...

Published: 4/15/2010 11:23:15 AM

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul not Constantinople
Been a long time gone
Old Constantinople's still has Turkish delight
On a moonlight night

Published: 4/15/2010 4:21:27 AM


 I hope that the final version of the Constantinople map-board is more accurate than the prototype board that was

seen at Board Game Geek. That map seemed reversed from how Constantinople actually is. 

Published: 4/15/2010 2:49:18 AM

As native of this city I am interested in this game!

Thanks FFG!

Published: 4/14/2010 11:40:34 PM

 I am liking the continued support history based based from FFG. Looking forward to this one.

Published: 4/14/2010 6:51:33 PM

Looks interesting. Reminds me a little like Tribune with the different phases and I like Tribune. Think I will have to give this game a shot.

Published: 4/14/2010 3:56:09 PM

Quite interesting when I demoed this at GenCon a couple of years ago, but it's been long enough that I had forgotten about it! There were a few bugs then, which I'm assuming have been fixed in the interrimI'm eager to see this one when it finally comes out.

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