The most critically acclaimed board game of the last twenty years, Puerto
Rico continues to wow people with its brilliant mechanics. Each player utilizes
different roles (Mayor, Captain, Settler, Trader, Prospector, Craftsman, or
Builder) to score the most victory points with their colony. Players can act on
every turn of the game, allowing them to choose between shipping goods for
points or building an impressive city. Players must manage their colonists,
erect a variety of buildings, build up their plantation, and sell or ship goods.
With dozens of options, Puerto Rico is a streamlined game that can be played in
60–90 minutes and handles up to five players.
In 1493 Christopher Columbus discovered the eastern-most island of the Great
Antilles. About 50 years later, Puerto Rico began to really blossom –
through you! Which roles will you play in this new world: Prospector- Governor-
Settler- Trader- Whatever you do, you have one goal: to achieve the greatest
prosperity and highest reputation! Who will have the most fruitful plantation-
Who will build the most impressive buildings- And, who will earn the most
In Puerto Rico, you run a large estate in the Antilles. You plant indigo,
tobacco, coffee, corn or sugar cane, you transform your harvest in your
workshops and factories, and you send it to Europe, eager for exotic products.
To do this, you'll have to invest, build, and attract settlers in your
A finalist in the 2002 Deutscher SpielePre awards, Puerto Rico is ranked
number one on the internet Top 100 board games list and is getting heaped with
praises by users and in reviews. Puerto Rico is clever, it's a light strategic
game that will appeal to casual and advanced gamers. It has a strong theme and
is a wonderful gaming experience… definitely recommended.
Contents: 6 game boards, 50 goods, 100 colonists,
8 quarry tiles, 50 plantation tiles, 54 coins, 50 victory point chips,
9 role cards, 50 buildings, 6 ships, and 1 rule booklet, all in a box
approximately 30 × 23 × 7 cm
Optional extra Expansion set also available.
3 – 5 players
Ages 12 & up
Playing time: 90 minutes
Publisher Alea/Rio Grande
Author: Andreas Seyfarth
Finalist Spiele des Jahres 2002
Finalist Deutscher SpielPre 2002
Best Strategy Game (special award) International Gamers
Best Advanced Strategy Game GAMES Magazine 2003