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Puerto Rico HD

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$4.99

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Year Published
2002
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(1078 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 − 150 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(241 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(301 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Puerto Rico
Alternate Names
Πουέρτο Ρίκο
波多黎各
푸에르토 리코
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Description Edit | History

In Puerto Rico players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings.

Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.

The resource cycle of the game is that players grow crops which they exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons can then be used to buy buildings, which allow players to produce more crops or give them other abilities. Buildings and plantations do not work unless they are manned by colonists.

During each round, players take turns selecting a role card from those on the table (such as "Trader" or "Builder"). When a role is chosen, every player gets to take the action appropriate to that role. The player that selected the role also receives a small privilege for doing so - for example, choosing the "Builder" role allows all players to construct a building, but the player who chose the role may do so at a discount on that turn. Unused roles gain a doubloon bonus at the end of each turn, so the next player who chooses that role gets to keep any doubloon bonus associated with it. This encourages players to make use of all the roles throughout a typical course of a game.

Puerto Rico uses a variable phase order mechanic, where a "governor" token is passed clockwise to the next player at the conclusion of a turn. The player with the token begins the round by choosing a role and taking the first action.

Players earn victory points for owning buildings, for shipping goods, and for manned "large buildings." Each player's accumulated shipping chips are kept face down and come in denominations of one or five. This prevents other players from being able to determine the exact score of another player. Goods and doubloons are placed in clear view of other players and the totals of each can always be requested by a player. As the game enters its later stages, the unknown quantity of shipping tokens and its denominations require players to consider their options before choosing a role that can end the game.

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More Information Edit | History

This game is #7 in the Alea big box series.

For editions of the game that contain the the noble and building expansions, see Puerto Rico: Limited Anniversary Edition.

For editions of the game that contain the building expansion, see Puerto Rico (zawiera 14 dodatkowych budynkow).

Awards

Online Play:

  • Feuerteufel -- Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web, with notification emails. For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!
  • Tropic Euro -- real time with people or AI
  • Boardgamearena
  • Brettspielwelt

Learning Aids:

  • Tropic Euro - 15m (Tropic Euro has an in-game guided tutorial that assumes zero knowledge of the board game)

Contents:

  • 5 Individual Player Boards
  • 1 Governor Card
  • 8 Role Cards (Settler, Mayor, Builder, Craftsman, Trader, Captain, 2 Prospectors)
  • 1 Gameboard
  • 49 Building Tiles (5 Large Violet, 24 Small Violet, 20 Non-Violet Production)
  • 54 Doubloons (46 x "1", 8 x "5")
  • 58 Island Tiles (8 Quarry Tiles, 50 Plantation Tiles)
  • 1 Colonist Ship
  • 100 Colonists
  • 1 Trading House
  • 50 Goods (9 Coffee, 9 Tobacco, 10 Corn, 11 Sugar, 11 Indigo)
  • 5 Cargo Ships
  • 50 Victory Point Chips (32 x "1", 18 x "5")
  • Rule Booklet

Game balance fixes

The following changes should be made to the official rules in order to create a more balanced game and one which gives each player an (almost) equal chance of winning:

  • The prices of the Factory and University buildings should be swapped so that the Factory costs 8 doubloons and the University costs 7 doubloons. (Source: Interview with Andreas Seyfarth)
  • Any players that start with a corn plantation should start with 1 doubloon less than the players that start with an indigo plantation. (Proof/discussion)

Two player variant

An official variant has been released by Alea (File), although other popular variants also exist (Overview of two player variants).

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Puerto Rico
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Spanish second edition 2012
Publisher: Devir
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Release Date: Jun 2012
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Finnish/Swedish second edition 2011
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2011
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Πουέρτο Ρίκο
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Greek edition
Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2011
Product Code: KA111007
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Chinese edition
Publisher: Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2010
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Puerto Rico
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French edition 2009
Publisher: Filosofia Édition
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2009
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2 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes. [imageid=2409971medium]
English
2015-02-20
4 Puerto Rico: mini Rozszerzenie (PL) – Robotnicy
Korekta błędu ortograficznego na planszetkach Minor typo fix
Polish
2015-02-18
4 Puerto Rico: Rozszerzenie II (PL) – Szlachcice
Tłumaczenie żetonów oraz instrukcji drugiego rozszerzenie do Puerto Rico - Szlachcice (The Nobles).
Polish
2015-02-18
1 Karta roli - Złodziej
Karta roli - Złodziej. Poprawiony plik.
Polish
2015-02-14
2 Puerto Rico Redesigned "Porto Rico v1 PL" Polish version
Materiały, które zamieszczam przeznaczone są (przynajmniej na razie) do wykorzystania wraz z oryginalnymi żetonami budynków i plantacji. Główna plansza została zaprojektowana tak, by pomieścić na niej zarówno budynki z podstawowej wersji gry, jak i z dodatku. Paczka zawiera: - modyfikowalną planszę zawierającą dostępne w różnych wariantach gry role, miejsce na plantacje i budynki - planszę gracza - oddzielne karty statków dla każdej ilości graczy - kartę gubernatora - żetony do zakrycia nieużywanych pól Poszukiwaczy w grach 2, 3 i 4 osobowych.
Polish
2015-02-13
12 Puerto Rico Redesign "Porto Rico v1" English
Redesign i post here is (at least for now) designed to be used with original building/plantation tokens. The main board has enough place for buildings found both in basic game and the expansion. The package cosists of: - customizable main board made to cover role-choosing, buildings and plantations with quick setup guide in corner - player board - captain cards for each number of players - governor card - tokens to cover the unused prospector role in 2/3/4 player games Please let me know how you feel about this redesign, so i will be able to make it better. Best regards to all Geeks! Zembol.
English
2015-02-13
4 Easy to Use Building Draft Form
I keep several copies of this simple form in my box. When drafting buildings (using one or both of the expansions), we simply pass this piece of paper around and circle the building we want in the game. It's often accompanied by my Building Reference Guide. It makes drafting much easier. Note, it tells you how many buildings can be chosen for each building cost. v2 - Adds a second draft form for when you want to draft just Expansion 1 buildings with the base. Note, that Expansion 2 buildings are generally NOT drafted and are always additional buildings to be purchased (per the rules). However, this file has a draft form if you want to draft both Expansion's buildings.
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2015-01-22
6 Building Reference Guide
This is a simple 3 page quick reference guide for all buildings including the Base game, Expansion I: The New Buildings, and Expansion II: The Nobles. I keep 2 copies in my box and pass them around when drafting buildings rather than passing around the various rule books.
English
2015-01-22
8 Simple Game Setup Reference Guide
A simple quick reference guide I keep in my box for easily setting up the game. Includes 2 player setup information.
English
2015-01-21
12 Puerto Rico box lid setup sheet
Setup summary for main game and the official Alea two-player variant. Also includes the popular and widely-accepted game-balancing optional rules (factory/university costs and corn/doubloon adjustment).
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2014-11-27
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