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 victory points?
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 estate.
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.
2-5 players. 90 minute playing time.