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Is Altiplano fun to play?

Is Altiplano fun to play?
Altiplano

Players: 2 – 5 players | Game Duration 60 – 120 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM

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Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Altiplano about?

Altiplano is a bag-building game along the lines of Orléans, set in the South American highlands of the Andes (the “Altiplano”). The competition for limited resources is considerable, as it was in Orléans, but the greater focus in Altiplano is on building up your own production to be the best that it can be – or at least better than that of the other players!

Each player starts with a unique role tile, giving them access to different goods and methods of production. Players have limited access to production at the start, but they can acquire additional production sites during the game that open up new options. The various types of goods — such as fish, alpaca, cacao, silver and corn — all have their own characteristics and places where they can be used. For example, while silver can be sold for a high price at the market, fish can be exchanged for other goods at the harbor and alpaca can produce wool at the farm that can then be made into cloth.

Aside from building up an effective production, players must fulfill their orders at the right time, develop the road in good time and store their goods cleverly enough to fill their warehouses in the most valuable way. Often, a good warehouse keeper is more relevant in the end than the best producer.

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How to Play Altiplano and Review Videos

Awards Won by Altiplano

2019 MinD-Spielepreis Complex Game Nominee
2018 JUG Adult Game of the Year Finalist
2018 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2018 Gouden Ludo Best Expert Game Nominee
2018 Cardboard Republic Architect Laurel Nominee
2017 Meeples’ Choice Nominee

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