Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder: Which roles will you play in the new world? Will you own the most prosperous plantations? Will you build the most valuable buildings? In Puerto Rico, players assume the roles of colonial governors Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder: Which roles will you play in the new world?on the island of Puerto Rico. You have but one goal: achieve the greatest prosperity and highest respect! This is shown by the player who earns the most victory points.
Growing up to five different kind of crops, run your business more efficiently than your close competitors, develop San Juan with useful buildings, deploy your colonists to best effect, sell crops at the right time, and most importantly, ship goods back to Europe for maximum benefit.
A novel game system lets players choose the order of the phases in each turn by allowing each player to choose a role from those remaining when it is their turn. No role can be selected twice in the same round.
The most critically acclaimed board game of the last twenty years, Puerto Rico continues to wow people with its brilliant mechanics. The Puerto Rico Board Game can be enjoyed by 3 to 5 players, and takes approximately 90 minutes per game.