In Marrakech, players take on the role of a salesperson who try to outwit others by making their rugs the most visible! May the best player wins!

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Marrakech: A Rugged Game of Placing Rugs

Watch where you put your feet! The barrier is bustling: it’s the big day at the rug market!

Each player is a salesperson who tries to outwit the others. Each player takes it, in turn, to throw the dice and then move Assam, the market organiser. If Assam stops on an opponent’s rug, the salesperson must make a payment to its owner before putting one of their own rugs on an adjoining space. When the last rug has been laid, the total number of visible rugs and the number owned by each salesperson are added up, the best player wins!


Game Genre: Strategy / Family-fun Games


No. of players: 2 to 4 players

Suitable for Age 8 and above

Game Duration: 20 Mins


Family/Kids Friendly: Yes


Game Contents:

Rug Market square (board)

57 fabric tiles,

40 wood playing pieces

Assam the market owner

fabric bags

6 sided die



How to play?:

The rug market in Marrakesh square is on tenterhooks, the best salesperson will soon be named. Each salesperson tries to have the highest number of rugs visible at the end of the game while also amassing the biggest fortune.

The player with the biggest fortune (worked out by adding together the number of visible rugs and the amount of money held by each salesperson) wins.

In turn, players make the following three moves:

1) they move Assam,

2) if necessary, they pay their opponent,

3) they then lay one of their own rugs.



Read Review on BoardGameGeek: Rugs and Crafty Mug – Marrakech Review

Watch Review by Dice Tower Here:

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 28 × 28 × 6 cm
Available for play

1 set for play, Yes

Colour of sticker


Number of players

2, 3, 4

Play duration