German system of "Puerto Rico" Board game
available in 2002, the same year the US English version published by Rio Grande Games. In five consecutive years as the most popular website www.boardgamegeek.com game
now (March 2012) is third. "Puerto Rico" is available for three to five people to play the type of resource management Board game
, although the official rules of the game
to play the two, but "Puerto Rico" or the more people play the more fun. Management game
theme surround the island of Puerto Rico to develop, to build houses and export products to earn the most points and win.
On "Puerto Rico", the resource management refers to the type of game
the players after the game
will be corn, indigo, sugar cane, coffee or tobacco of these resources, you can use those resources to the manufacture of dyes, sugar, coffee and tobacco products, and then in order to gain points through exports, on the other hand, the player can be sold in the market resources in exchange for money, and then use the money to build different types of houses, factories can be a small market, universities, docks, offices and so on, each class housing has a specific function, such as loading docks can get on board when a piece bonus points, a small market at the time of the transaction may be more sellers get a piece of money, etc., to get the highest score is the winner at the end of the game
When the game
starts each player has a piece of Puerto Rico game
map, get 2-4 pieces of money according to the number of games, a farm pawn (corn or indigo), elect a player to get government licenses, taking the number one more than the game
The farm gold pieces were placed on the table in front of the rest of the farm to the back of the folded pieces to decide the number of fractional numbers game
pieces, playing fetch three equal pieces score 75 points, four play fetch 100 points, five people Take all the pieces play points, namely 122 points. Role card number must be more than 3 The number of games that use 8 when five people playing cards when prospectors reduce a player less a person, reducing two prospectors card when the player at least 2 people.
In the form of game
rounds, each round is divided into three steps, the order are:
1) Take the role of licensing and operations. Government license holders before the election, according to a clockwise direction for all of the actions to take priority dealer, after everyone finished, turn sitting in the left-hand person to hold the role of government licensing and licensing action, so and so on, until everyone had a role in the election card.
2) license holders government money to take three pieces, put 一枚 were placed on the round has not been selected three role cards.
3) holding the government to government license plates to the left hand side of the person sitting.Game
above steps, one by one round to go until one of the following has happened so far.
1) line cards mayor role actions, not enough new immigrants immigrant ship laden;
2) performing the role of brand builders action when at least one player has used the twelfth grid urban space (Twelve grid on a piece of urban space game
map dispatched Puerto game
3) during the captain's role in licensing action, the last one was taken away scores piece.
Then everyone is to calculate scores, and each piece is equal to a fraction or 5 points, and each house has its individual scores printed in the upper left corner, put a piece of a large house new immigrants will receive bonus points, and finally get out of Highest winning it.
focuses on the role of a turn to choose which card to make, because the choice of role players who cards will have an advantage when performing that role card action, such as choosing the role of brand builders, during the construction of houses, the choose brand builders role player can use a small piece of money 一枚 normal cost to complete action.Game
cards, a total of seven kinds of roles are:
This role can be selected to achieve a positive place 一枚 farm pawn or piece Take a mine placed on your game
map spaces, others take a clockwise direction Farm 一枚 front piece placed placed in its own game
map space on, after the removal of the farm has not been removed pieces, re-extract more than the game
一枚 the number of farms in the front piece and place.
Elected mayor of supply at the start of a new immigrant to take place on their own piece of the game
map vacant circle, followed by the start of the election of the mayor then taken one by one clockwise rotation from immigrant ship a new immigrant piece until all on board new immigrants until the pieces are removed, after which new immigrants take the boat from the pieces placed in the immigration office supplies.
Option cards can be used normally 一枚 less money in exchange for a pawn house card has not been used and placed in their own space on the game
map (a map, a total of twelve spaces), and others into a clockwise direction is determined not to exchange, each person only once per round switch. There are new immigrants pawn pawn in the mines on the piece can reduce the cost of money exchange house brand.
Role election made a start with the supply of goods at a pawn, you must be able to produce the kinds of products have workshops house brand, or can not take, if the supply of this product have not been at a pawn, they can not get. After also by taking a turn clockwise (conditions as above), and finally chose to take a role of renewable (ie a total of two).
Role-election priority to trade imposed on a product pawn pawn in exchange for money, but money can be extremely large to take a piece, followed by a clockwise direction, alternating condition that can only be placed at each trade has not yet appeared in the product pawn species, such as tobacco can not recapture has tobacco, and trade can be placed at a pawn limited product space (generally put four products), run lasts. Each product can return to the number of pieces of money is not the same piece.
The role of the election from the beginning, everyone must take turns to upload product pawn on cargo ships that can be uploaded, how many, how many would have to be uploaded until the boat is full, each boat can only upload a product like pieces each round, each piece can upload 一枚 Products achieved a score pawn role can choose to take one more extra points pawn. When all carriers are loaded, everyone can only remain on the map 一枚 product piece, and the rest must be returned to the supply department, there are warehouses house brand products can retain specific pieces.
Role-election money can get a piece, nothing else.
Also to remember every round has not been selected, there will be a role cards placed on the piece of money, and is cumulative, choose the character card will be able to get a one-off pieces on top of all the money.
Housing is one of the means of success, and each house can give the owner a special special advantage, but a limited supply of housing, special housing is generally only one, the first to be built can be said to be exclusive, so the competition for housing is also a game
an important part. However, exports of goods can score directly, the policy is good, you can also make other competitors stocking the product once cleared away (When the captain has a warehouse operation unless otherwise similar products on the ship can not be returned to the suppliers). In addition to these two strategies outside, "Puerto Rico" There are a lot of winning way is because there is no way to win, or must follow the play, become the most popular game
is deserved for.
Rules of the game
design is also excellent "Puerto Rico" excellent place to balance handled properly, change the order of the game
action, also brought up a suit craze, I believe that "Agricola" also makes reference to "Puerto Rico", and both is now one of the most popular games.
"Puerto Rico" few additional accessories, the first set is the number of new housing pieces, together with the second set of other things to be even purchased "Treasure Chest" inside (including the first set of accessories), also has a new house pieces and adds a special piece of new immigrants (red pawn).
"Puerto Rico" is so popular, depending on simple rules, easy to understand the concept of fair multiplayer game
design, and mahjong comparison, that is not too dependent on the randomness, but also because each participant selected action constantly produce changes to make the game
process, highly interactive, and is suitable as a party game
Written on June 7, 2010