Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea

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Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas and is noted for its tea industry, the spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Tea planting in Darjeeling began in 1841 using seeds of the Chinese tea plant (Camellia sinensis); the British government also established tea nurseries, during the period, and the Alubari tea garden was opened by the Kurseong and Darjeeling Tea company in 1856 to be quickly followed by more than 80 Tea Estates.

In Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea, players compete to cultivate and harvest their own Tea Estates and assist in the building of the Darjeeling and Himalayan Railway, from Siliguri Town to "the summit" at Ghum. Guided by the placement actions of their laborers, players can also use their harvested tea leaves to make Chai for their thirsty workforce to boost their actions even more! When the railway is completed, the player who has contributed the most to the railway, the building of the towns along the way and the most auspicious Tea gardens will be declared the winner.


  • 1 Gameboard
  • 1 Cloth Bag
  • 1 Score Pad
  • 8 Equipment Cards
  • 30 Contract Cards
  • 8 Tea Estate Cards
  • 7 Action Cards
  • 3 Help Cards
  • 73 Punchboard Elements
      ‣ 48 Tea Leaves
      ‣ 19 "5 Tea Leaves"
      ‣ 2 Fog Tiles
      ‣ 1 Darjeeling Blockage Tile
      ‣ 3 Blockage Tiles
  • 291 Wooden Pieces
      ‣ 1 Starting Player Marker
      ‣ 40 Iron Ore Cubes
      ‣ 24 Stone Cubes
      ‣ 14 Chai Cub es
      ‣ 5 Event Cubes
      ‣ 48 Rubble Cubes
      ‣ 6 "5 Rubble" Discs
      ‣ 3 Game Marker Discs
      ‣ 10 Game Ownership Markers
      ‣ 3 Sun Discs
      ‣ 3 Fog Discs
      ‣ 3 Rain Discs
      ‣ 16 Steel Bars
      ‣ 15 Workers
      ‣ 100 Ownership Markers

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 Designer(s)  Tony Boydell
 Artist(s)  Cecile Guinement
 Publisher(s)  Asmodee, Studio H, Board Game Box, Gen-X Games
 Year Published  2019
 Mechanics  Contracts, Turn Order: Claim Action, Worker Placement
 Categories  Economic, Farming, Strategy Games
 Player Count  1-5 Players
 Play Time  45-120 Min
 Age  10+
 Weight  3.06 / 5

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