Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico box

The players are plantation owners in Puerto Rico in the days when ships had sails. Growing up to five different kind of crops: Corn, Indigo, Coffee, Sugar and Tobacco, they must try to run their business more efficiently than their close competitors; growing crops and storing them efficiently, developing San Juan with useful buildings, deploying their colonists to best effect, selling crops at the right time and, most importantly, shipping their 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 player who selects the best roles to advance their position during the game will win.

Puerto Rico Expansion This expansion to Puerto Rico adds forests and the following new buildings to the game: Aqueduct, Forest House, Black Market, Storehouse, Guesthouse, Church, Trading Post, Small Wharf, Lighthouse, Library, Specialty Factory, Union Hall, Cloister, and Statue.

Puerto Rico is a heavy strategy game, and a lot has been written about the best strategies. Here are some of the best articles from BoardGameGeek that may help you become a better player:

The following statistics were collected from 346 tournament games of four-player Puerto Rico played at WBC and EuroQuest events from 2002-2006:

Seat Avg. Score Wins Pct.
1 (indigo) 42.15 74 21.1%
2 (indigo) 40.82 61 17.4%
3 (corn) 43.51 108 30.9%
4 (corn) 43.19 107 30.6%

NOTE: Total wins equals 350 because of double winners in four games.

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