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Rio Grande Games to Release New Version of Puerto Rico

W. Eric Martin
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Board Game: Puerto Rico
In 2013, German publisher alea released a new version of Andreas Seyfarth's Puerto Rico. As I noted in a BGG News post at the time:

This version of Puerto Rico, bearing the number 16 on its side, uses the graphics of the 2011 Puerto Rico: Limited Anniversary Edition and includes the nobles and new buildings expansions that were packaged in that item, but it uses cardboard tokens for money and victory points, as in the original Puerto Rico.
As for whether an English-language edition of this version would be released, alea's editor Stefan Brück said, "Not for the time being..."

That time has now arrived, with Rio Grande Games announcing that what it's calling Puerto Rico Deluxe Edition will hit the U.S. market on August 20, 2019. In a press release announcing this new edition, Jay Tummelson, co-owner of Rio Grande Games, wrote: "A new version of Puerto Rico has been the most requested item from our customers for quite some time. The new version contains many of the same elements as the Anniversary Edition but at a lower cost. We are very excited to be able to bring this new edition to our customers."

Unlike other editions of this version of the game, Puerto Rico Deluxe Edition, which retails for US$55, bears a number 7 on its spine, so you can swap out your old copy for the new one and no one will know the difference from a casual glance at your shelf.
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