San Juan (2nd Edition)

San Juan (2nd Edition)

Product #RVN812066

Regular Price: $35.00

Special Price: $24.85

3 In stock

Manufacturer: Ravensburger

Puerto Rico's golden age returns...with your help! Players thoughtfully develop the capital city of this beautiful island. Which roles will you choose? Which buildings will you construct? Palaces or cathedrals, silver smelters or gold mines, libraries or banks - each building has its own special features. Only the cleverest player will win the game!

Contents:
143 Playing Cards
6 Role Cards
5 Trading House Tiles
1 Cathedral
1 Scoring Pad
1 Pencil
Instructions


Ages: 10+
Players: 2-4
Game Length: 45-60 minutes



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Reviews

Puerto Rico meets Race of the Galaxy
I'm a fan of both Puerto Rico and Race of the Galaxy, so the seemingly amalgamation of these two into this card game worked really well for me. Drawing cards and discarding them worked well, and the combinations of cards were interesting to think about. The game moves pretty quick, and is just a good all-around game. The price is quite fair, and I'd say the value for it is on the upper end.
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Review by Marc on 9/7/2017
Tough decisions to make
I find this game to be extremely fun because of the decisions that you are forced to make throughout the game. San Juan has you building a city in front of you. The currency you use to pay for these buildings are other cards in your hand. You will quickly realize that sacrifices need to be made sometimes in order to continue your buildings. Each turn you will choose a role that allows each player to carry out an action, but offer additional benefits to the person who selected the role. This is another decision point that is great because you will need to balance your need to move closer to your goal or choose a role that only you will benefit from.

The game also offers the challenge and luck of getting the correct cards that can combo together. Each building has a special ability that will provide benefits during the game or end game scoring. The end game scoring cards cost a lot to build but may be the determining factor in winning the game.
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Review by Drew on 10/16/2015
An Essential game for every collection
San Juan is an amazing game for 2 to 4 players featuring a simplistic style of art that is still aesthetically pleasing and offers players simple choices that matter as they try to amass the most victory points from the buildings in their particular areas.

Play is simple and will always have you coming back for more. Players have a hand of cards that are the buildings that can produce goods, offer greater bonuses when taking actions or simply being worth more points at the end of the game. Players will then take turns selecting a role that will allow ALL players to perform an action however, the player that took the role will do it slightly better. For example, the builder allows all players to build a building from their hand. If you tobacco plant costs 3, you will have to discard 3 other cards from your hand to build it. The person who selected the builder role, however, will be able to build at a 1 card less cost. So their tobacco plant would only cost 2 cards. Players continue to select roles and take actions until 1 player has 12 buildings completed. At that point all players tally up their score and whoever has the most victory points wins!

The game is incredibly accessible for new players and is the pinnacle of perfection to teach gamers the hand management concept. There is endless replay in this game and the new edition has additional cards to offer even more variety. Easy, strategic, elegant and enjoyable are the cornerstones of this title. Do not let your gaming group go without a copy of San Juan. If you enjoy the hand management mechanic and are looking for more combos and a deeper play, think about adding Race for the Galaxy to your game collection as well.
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Review by daniel on 10/6/2015