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2004
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Reef Encounter
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Reef Encounter is about life on a coral reef! Using polyp tiles, players grow different types of corals, which they can protect from being attacked by other corals through judicious placing of their four shrimp counters. To be successful players must consume polyps from neighboring corals in order to acquire the 'consumed' polyp tiles that are the key to the game. The consumed polyp tiles have a myriad of uses (and have a similar effect to the action points in games like Tikal and Java). Most importantly they can be used to flip over or lock the coral tiles, which determine the respective values of the different types of coral at the end of the game.

Description from the designer, Richard Breese.

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Artwork in the original R&D version is by Juliet Breese.

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Second edition
Publisher: What's Your Game?
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2005
Size: 12.48 x 8.94 x 2.87 inches
2.58 pounds
English, German, Italian
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Dutch edition
Publisher: Quined Games
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2005
Product Code: 02848159
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.36 inches
2.58 pounds
Dutch, French
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First edition
Publisher: R&D Games
Artist: Juliet Breese
Year: 2004
Size: 12.50 x 8.88 x 2.75 inches
English, German
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Z-man Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2004
Product Code: ZMG7006
Size: 8.90 x 12.30 x 2.75 inches
2.00 pounds
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3 Reef encounter chinese rules
Reef encounter chinese rules
Chinese
2012-01-19
18 SoloPlay_ReefEncounter_v1.pdf
File contains the SoloPlay player aid mentioned in the SoloPlay Reef Encounter rules. The full SoloPlay rules are also found in this file thread. This player aid will help to organize the components and help with the game flow.
English
2011-07-03
33 Teaching Guide for Reef Encounter from The How to Play Podcast
Black and White Version of the original teaching guide.
English
2010-10-02
3 Reef Encounter Tarjeta resumen
Carta resumen de turno en castellano-ingles
Spanish
2010-02-27
12 What does What? A Guide to What You Can Do On a Turn in Reef Encounter
This file is in MS Word and covers 2 pages. Print and laminate front-to-back for a nice reference sheet. There are two primary purposes for this document: 1. Help new users figure out what all the pieces do and why they might need them. 2. Help experienced users review the rules before playing. This is NOT a replacement ruleset and may not cover all the niggly details. It is organized primarily by the various types of pieces and describes what they are used for. The 10 actions are covered, but in a non-linear way and (hopefully) in a more intuitive way. CONTENTS: p. 1 * Defining Eating vs. Consuming Corals * End Game Conditions * Larva Cubes - Required for Playing Coral Tiles * Coral (Polyp) Tiles - For Growing and Consuming Corals * Shrimp - Coral Protection and...
English
2009-11-23
3 Teaching aid for Reef Encounter - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
Hebrew
2009-05-05
18 Reef Encounter AI application user guide
User guide to the AI application. Version 1.0
English
2009-04-05
112 Reef Encounter AI Program
Play against two type of AI personalities. See User guide for assistance on using the application.
English
2009-04-05
4 Reefencounter - NL
Korte beschrijving van de regels in chronologische volgorde zonder voorbeelden.
2008-12-28
6 Reef Encounter Coral Polyp Tiles Tuckbox.pdf
Reef Encounter Tuckbox for Polyp Tiles (Print 8). For Z-Man Edition
2007-09-23
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