Released: November 22nd, 2009
The game that really put role selection on the map. The major decision of the game is on your turn to decide which of 7 actions all players will participate in. A wonderfully elegant game of resource management and analysis of how to help yourself without helping your opponents too much.
Original Show Notes:
Today I discuss the granddaddy game that is Puerto Rico. Ive broken it up into 4 clean sections for your listening enjoyment; Hook (intro) 2:21, Meat (full rules explanation) 3:25, Hamster (Beginning Strategy Tips) 32:22, Footnotes and Musings 37:25.
Those just wanting the explanation or using the episode for teaching purposes can listen to just the first 3 parts, those familiar with the game can feel free to skip to parts 3 and/or 4. In musings for Puerto Rico I discuss Puerto Rico’s impact on Eurogames, what BGG ratings really mean, historical sanitation in games and childish game behavior!