3 - 5
30 - 30
Basari: Das Kartenspiel keeps the fundamentals of Basari and its sister game Edel, Stein & Reich.
Every round in Basari: Das Kartenspiel, each player is dealt a bazaar card that shows a number of gemstones, victory points, and workers. Players simultaneously choose their action for that turn, which is one of the following:
Draw an additional bazaar card to get more workers
Score VPs shown on the bazaar card they received this turn
Take the gems shown on the bazaar card they received this turn
If only one player chooses a specific action, she takes that action. If exactly two players choose the same action, those players will barter for that action: offering increasingly valuable gems to one another for that action. One of the players will take the gems offered, the other player will take the action. If three or more players choose the same action, the action is forfeited.
Players keep all the cards they are dealt, and the round ends if one or more players have 15 workers on their cards after all negotiations and actions have been completed. Each player with 15 or more workers scores 12 VPs. The player(s) with the most gems of each color score additional VPs, but then must return some of their gems back to the bank.
Each player keeps their leftover gems, the cards are shuffled together, and a new round starts.
After three rounds, the game ends. Whoever has the most victory points wins!