Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

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In Puerto Rico, players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings.

Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.

The resource cycle of the game is that players grow crops which they exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons can then be used to buy buildings, which allow players to produce more crops or give them other abilities. Buildings and plantations do not work unless they are manned by colonists. During each round, players take turns selecting a role card from those on the table (such as “Trader” or “Builder”). When a role is chosen, every player gets to take the action appropriate to that role. The player that selected the role also receives a small privilege for doing so – for example, choosing the “Builder” role allows all players to construct a building, but the player who chose the role may do so at a discount on that turn. Unused roles gain a doubloon bonus at the end of each turn, so the next player who chooses that role gets to keep any doubloon bonus associated with it. This encourages players to make use of all the roles throughout a typical course of a game. Puerto Rico uses a variable phase order mechanism in which a “governor” token is passed clockwise to the next player at the conclusion of a turn. The player with the token begins the round by choosing a role and taking the first action.

Players earn victory points for owning buildings, for shipping goods, and for manned “large buildings.” Each player’s accumulated shipping chips are kept face down and come in denominations of one or five. This prevents other players from being able to determine the exact score of another player. Goods and doubloons are placed in clear view of other players and the totals of each can always be requested by a player. As the game enters its later stages, the unknown quantity of shipping tokens and its denominations require players to consider their options before choosing a role that can end the game.

Tournament Format
Platform - BoardGameArena
Players Per Table - 4
Rounds - 5 + Final
Tournament Link - https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=129035

This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournament system, with the exception of the Final which shall be coordinated through the Discord group.  Full tournament settings can be seen by following the above link to the BGA tournament page.

All participants must join the tournament on BGA using the above link and "register".  This option will only become available 24 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin, as this helps to avoid players signing up and then not showing up to take part in the tournament.  To join on BGA you will need 100 ELO points which can easily be achieved by playing a few games, however if you're unable to do so you may request an invitation using our BGA Invite Request form.  Requests must be submitted between 24 and 2 hours before the tournament begins, requests received outside of this period will not be processed.

All participants should make themselves familiar with our BGA Automated Tournaments Rules which also explains how BGA will organise the tournament.

If you require an arbiter/administrator during the tournament please contact us via Discord.  The MindSportsOlympiad BGA account is not regularly monitored for messages.

In Puerto Rico, players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico.

In Puerto Rico, players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings.

Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.

The resource cycle of the game is that players grow crops which they exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons can then be used to buy buildings, which allow players to produce more crops or give them other abilities. Buildings and plantations do not work unless they are manned by colonists. During each round, players take turns selecting a role card from those on the table (such as “Trader” or “Builder”). When a role is chosen, every player gets to take the action appropriate to that role. The player that selected the role also receives a small privilege for doing so – for example, choosing the “Builder” role allows all players to construct a building, but the player who chose the role may do so at a discount on that turn. Unused roles gain a doubloon bonus at the end of each turn, so the next player who chooses that role gets to keep any doubloon bonus associated with it. This encourages players to make use of all the roles throughout a typical course of a game. Puerto Rico uses a variable phase order mechanism in which a “governor” token is passed clockwise to the next player at the conclusion of a turn. The player with the token begins the round by choosing a role and taking the first action.

Players earn victory points for owning buildings, for shipping goods, and for manned “large buildings.” Each player’s accumulated shipping chips are kept face down and come in denominations of one or five. This prevents other players from being able to determine the exact score of another player. Goods and doubloons are placed in clear view of other players and the totals of each can always be requested by a player. As the game enters its later stages, the unknown quantity of shipping tokens and its denominations require players to consider their options before choosing a role that can end the game.

Tournament Format
Platform - BoardGameArena
Players Per Table - 4
Rounds - 5 + Final
Tournament Link - https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=129035

This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournament system, with the exception of the Final which shall be coordinated through the Discord group.  Full tournament settings can be seen by following the above link to the BGA tournament page.

All participants must join the tournament on BGA using the above link and "register".  This option will only become available 24 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin, as this helps to avoid players signing up and then not showing up to take part in the tournament.  To join on BGA you will need 100 ELO points which can easily be achieved by playing a few games, however if you're unable to do so you may request an invitation using our BGA Invite Request form.  Requests must be submitted between 24 and 2 hours before the tournament begins, requests received outside of this period will not be processed.

All participants should make themselves familiar with our BGA Automated Tournaments Rules which also explains how BGA will organise the tournament.

If you require an arbiter/administrator during the tournament please contact us via Discord.  The MindSportsOlympiad BGA account is not regularly monitored for messages.


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    In Puerto Rico, players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings.

    Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.

    The resource cycle of the game is that players grow crops which they exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons can then be used to buy buildings, which allow players to produce more crops or give them other abilities. Buildings and plantations do not work unless they are manned by colonists. During each round, players take turns selecting a role card from those on the table (such as “Trader” or “Builder”). When a role is chosen, every player gets to take the action appropriate to that role. The player that selected the role also receives a small privilege for doing so – for example, choosing the “Builder” role allows all players to construct a building, but the player who chose the role may do so at a discount on that turn. Unused roles gain a doubloon bonus at the end of each turn, so the next player who chooses that role gets to keep any doubloon bonus associated with it. This encourages players to make use of all the roles throughout a typical course of a game. Puerto Rico uses a variable phase order mechanism in which a “governor” token is passed clockwise to the next player at the conclusion of a turn. The player with the token begins the round by choosing a role and taking the first action.

    Players earn victory points for owning buildings, for shipping goods, and for manned “large buildings.” Each player’s accumulated shipping chips are kept face down and come in denominations of one or five. This prevents other players from being able to determine the exact score of another player. Goods and doubloons are placed in clear view of other players and the totals of each can always be requested by a player. As the game enters its later stages, the unknown quantity of shipping tokens and its denominations require players to consider their options before choosing a role that can end the game.

    Tournament Format
    Platform – BoardGameArena
    Players Per Table – 4
    Rounds – 5 + Final
    Tournament Link – https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=129035

    This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournament system, with the exception of the Final which shall be coordinated through the Discord group.  Full tournament settings can be seen by following the above link to the BGA tournament page.

    All participants must join the tournament on BGA using the above link and “register”.  This option will only become available 24 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin, as this helps to avoid players signing up and then not showing up to take part in the tournament.  To join on BGA you will need 100 ELO points which can easily be achieved by playing a few games, however if you’re unable to do so you may request an invitation using our BGA Invite Request form.  Requests must be submitted between 24 and 2 hours before the tournament begins, requests received outside of this period will not be processed.

    All participants should make themselves familiar with our BGA Automated Tournaments Rules which also explains how BGA will organise the tournament.

    If you require an arbiter/administrator during the tournament please contact us via Discord.  The MindSportsOlympiad BGA account is not regularly monitored for messages.

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  • Event Details

    Event Details

    Date: 28 May 2022

    Start time: 15:30 BST

    End time: 23:00 BST

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