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Havana (2009)

Average Rating: 6.91/10
Board Game Rank: 632
Strategy Game Rank: 376
Family Game Rank: 117
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Year Published
2009
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(44 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 − 45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Havana
Alternate Names
La Havane
Havanna
Hawana
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In Havana you acquire victory points by constructing buildings, available as tiles displayed on the table. To take a building you must pay its requirements - some combination of money, workers and building materials. More difficult combinations yield more victory points.

Furthermore, not all of the available buildings on the table are ripe for the taking, as only the ones on the right and left hand border of the 2 rows of buildings are available for selection.

The game's core mechanic revolves around identical decks of 13 cards for each player, of which only 2 are played per round. But in addition to the card's function, the numerical combination of cards played is important (e.g. a card with a value of 3 and 4, result in the value 34) as the player with the lowest combined number acts first.

So not only is the start player constantly changing, but it is also possible that a planned action cannot be taken, as another player has already used the same role. Not all roles are exclusive, so the turn order will also determine whether your "half of all pesos in the middle" is half of eight, or half of four (if a player before you played the same card). Some roles allow you to tax others or steal from them, and some cards defend against this, so it's not all just collecting pieces in a solitary manner. Some combinations require the presence of an architect, so you must choose whether to use one of your two card spots for him. Other cards add different twists. What and when to choose, who to hurt, and what you're aiming for, make up the game's main decisions.

These different ideas make Havana its own game even if some of it is familiar. It's shorter and lighter than many similar games, as well.

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Components:

80 building materials
10 colored building materials (10 each) in the colors
red, yellow, brown, blue
40 gray building materials (debris)
1 fabric bag
36 buildings
4 sets of 13 action cards
4 player aids
60 coins
36 1s and 24 3s
15 workers

Card size and sleeves:

For 4 players per player: 13 role cards + 2 players aids
Total: 60 cards.
Mayday's Euro Card Sleeve (59 MM X 92 MM)

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Havana
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Dutch edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2010
Product Code: 999-HAV01
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Release Date: Apr 2010
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Publisher: Lacerta
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Filosofia Édition
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2010
Product Code: 10262
Size: 11.42 x 11.42 x 2.13 inches
1.95 pounds
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Publisher: Stupor Mundi
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2010
Size: 11.00 x 11.00 x 2.00 inches
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English edition
Publisher: eggertspiele, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2009
Size: 11.50 x 11.50 x 2.25 inches
1.75 pounds
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2 Tuck boxes for action cards and building cards
Illustrated tuck box for the smaller building tiles. Print at 'actual size'.
English
2014-01-28
1 Player Aid em Português do Brasil
Player Aid em Português do Brasil. Player Aid in Brazilian Portuguese
Portuguese
2013-10-14
1 Paste up (cobertura parcial) em Português do Brasil
Paste up em Português do Brasil. Eles cobrem as cartas parcialmente Paste up in Brazilian Portuguese. This will cover part of the card
Portuguese
2013-10-13
2 Havana Action Cards (finnish)
Suomenkieliset toimintakortit Havana-peliin. Pdf on kaksisivuinen. Tulostaessa ÄLÄ KÄYTÄ skaalausta. Finnish action cards on Havana. Pdf is two pages long. When printing, DO NOT scale the picture. (Posted with permission from Rio Grande Games) (Versio 1.1 = Kortit skannattu ja käytetty eri pdf-pakkausohjelmaa, joten nyt kortit oikean kokoisina ja parempilaatuisina) (Version 1.1 = Scanned the cards and used different Pdf compression method; right paper size & better quality)
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2012-05-07
4 Правила игры Havana
Правила игры на русском языке
Russian
2012-04-26
3 Havana Action Cards - English Text and Notes v1.0
This file provides the English card text on all the Havana action cards, as well as the notes from the English rules, in one convenient file.
English
2012-03-30
13 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2012-02-17
0 Building Tuckbox v 2.0
Updated version of the tuckbox for the Building tiles. The first one was too short. Again, I used Craig P. Forbes' "Super Deluxe Tuckbox Template Maker" at http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/
English
2011-12-01
1 Tuckbox for action cards
A tuckbox for all the action cards. I uses Craig Forbes' "Super Deluxe Tuckbox Template Maker" website at http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/.
English
2011-11-26
14 Havana Summary v1.0
One-page PDF summary of setup, actions and scoring for Havana.
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2011-09-08
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 632
Strategy Game Rank: 376
Family Game Rank: 117
Num Ratings: 2154
Average Rating: 6.91
Standard Deviation: 1.20
Num Views: 112300
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Users Owning: 2597
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BGB Volume 74 - Essen 2009, Part 3 - Havana, Sherwood Forest and Cheese
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