Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Board Game

In Puerto Rico, you and your friends take on the role of colonial governors on the Puerto Rico island.


Game Description

Puerto Rico Board Game Review

Game objective

  • Accumulate victory points through shipping of goods to Europe and the construction of buildings

Brief Summary of Gameplay

puerto rico board gamePlayers manage their supplies, buildings and resources|
Each player has a small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Players have access to common supply of three ships, a trading house, and resources and doubloons.

Players work to increase resource capability, abilities
Players will grow crops to exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons are used to buy buildings, which help to produce more crops or provide players with additional abilities.

puerto rico board gameIn each round, players take turns to choose roles. When a role is chosen, everyone is able to take and action related to that role. The player who chose the role receives a small bonus for doing so. Roles that are not selected are awarded a doubloon bonus at the end of each turn. The next player who selects that role gets to keep any doubloon bonus that comes with it. This encourages players to select all roles so as to ensure that their opponents don’t get this bonus.

Players earn victory points for owning buildings and shipping goods. Shipping chips track the number of goods you have shipped. The shipping chip value is kept secret from others. As the game progresses, the unknown shipping value will require players to think about their options before choosing a role that may end the game.

Puerto Rico Board Game Review Summary
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    • Strategically deep game
    • Highly competitive as you need to be able to second guess your opponents’ intentions


    • Not for those who prefer short and light games
    • Game Components with a bland appearance
    • Plays better with 4 or more players

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    Game Features

    Recommended Age 12
    Estimated Game Time 120 min
    Min number of players 3
    Max number of players 5
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