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Product code: AA8482
San Juan is a card game based on Puerto Rico. The deck of 110 cards
consists of production buildings (indigo, sugar, tobacco, coffee, and
silver) and "violet" buildings that grant special powers or extra
victory points. Cards from the hand can be either built or used as money
to build something else; cards from the deck are used to represent goods
produced by the production buildings, in which case they are left
face-down. A seven-card hand limit is enforced once per round.
In each round (or governorship), each player in turn selects from one of
the available roles, triggering an event that usually affects all
players, such as producing goods or constructing buildings. The person
who picks the role gets a privilege, such as producing more goods or
building more cheaply.
Though similar in concept to Puerto Rico, the game has many different
mechanisms. In particular, the game includes no colonists and no
shipping of goods; goods production and trading are normally limited to
one card per phase; and trades cannot be blocked. Victory points are
gained exclusively by building, and the game ends as soon as one player
has put up twelve buildings.
This second edition of San Juan includes all the cards of the original
game as well as the additional building cards from the alea Treasure
Chest but not the event cards from that expansion. This edition also
contains a new building card not previously available : "The Hut", a
building that grants a card when nothing is sold in the trader phase.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Sat Mar 23 09:21:42 GMT 2019 [web4]