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Is Puerto Rico fun to play?

Is Puerto Rico fun to play?
Puerto Rico

Players: 2 – 5 players | Game Duration 70 – 120 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: EASY

Genre: City Building, Economy / Industry, City / Resource Management

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

What is Puerto Rico about?

Players assume the role of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. In the game, you amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or constructing buildings.

On each player’s board are city buildings, plantations, and resources. Four ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons are shared by the players.

In the game, players grow crops and exchange them for points or doubloons. Players can use Doubloons to buy buildings, which add more crops or give them other abilities. Plantations and buildings are useless without colonists.

A role card is selected from the table each round (such as “Trader” or “Builder”).
Each player can take the appropriate action based on his or her chosen role. In addition, the player who chose the role receives a small advantage – for example, choosing the “Builder” role allows all players to build a building, but the player who selected it may do so at a discount. Every turn, unused roles gain a doubloon bonus, so the next player who chooses it gets to keep the bonus. This encourages players to make use of all the roles throughout a typical course of a game.

Ownership of buildings, shipping goods, and manning “large buildings” earn players victory points. Shipping chips come in denominations of one or five and are kept face down by each player. This prevents other players from determining the exact score of another player. All goods, doubloons, and their totals are placed in clear view of other players. In the later stages of the game, players need to consider their options before choosing a role that can end the game due to the unknown quantity of shipping tokens and its denominations.

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