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2012
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1 − 6
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Best with 4 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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14 and up
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Pax Porfiriana
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Pax Porfiriana – Latin for "The Porfirian Peace" – refers to the 33-year reign of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who ruled Mexico with an iron hand until toppled by the 1910 Revolution.

As a rich businessman (Hacendado) in the turbulent pre-revolutionary borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico, players compete to build business empires of ranches, mines, rails, troops, and banks while subverting opponents with bandidos, Indians, and lawsuits. Each turn goes as follows:

1. Action Phase: Perform three actions, such as play new cards, get new cards from the market, speculate on cards in the market, buy land, or redeploy troops.
2. Discard Headlines: Remove any Headlines (i.e. cards with the Bull-Bear icon) that have reached the leftmost position in the Market.
3. Restore Market: Restore the Market to twelve cards.
4. Income Phase: Collect one gold per Income, Extortion, and Connection Cube in play. If Depression, pay one gold for each card in play (includes Partners and Enterprises in your Row, and all of your Troops).

Four "scoring" cards (Toppling) are in the game and their effect depends on the current form of government. The government can change if troops are played and as a result of other cards. The form of government also influences different production values of the game, such as how much mines produce. Players win by toppling Díaz, either by coup, succession, revolution, or annexation of Mexico by the U.S. If Díaz remains firmly seated at the end of the game, then the player with the most gold wins.

Pax Porfiriana includes 220 cards, but only fifty cards (along with ten for each player) are used in a game, so no two games will be the same!

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This is a card game version of Lords of the Sierra Madre (second edition). Where the previous game supported 2-8 players and required about 4 hours to play, the new game accommodates 2-5 players and requires only 90 minutes to play.

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Pax Porfiriana
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English collector's edition
Publisher: Sierra Madre Games
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Year: 2015
Product Code: SMG32a
Size: 12.60 x 6.22 x 2.36 inches
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Release Date: Oct 6, 2015
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Publisher: Ediciones MasQueOca
Artist: Phil Eklund
Year: 2014
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Size: 5.30 x 5.30 x 1.90 inches
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Publisher: Sierra Madre Games
Artist: Phil Eklund
Year: 2012
Product Code: SMG32
Size: 5.30 x 5.30 x 1.90 inches
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3 PAX PORFIRIANA - Living Rules (in greek language)
Πιο "living" δεν γίνεται... Σπαρταράνε!
Greek
2015-07-08
14 Compact Playmat
I've been playing Pax more and more recently and whilst I really like the existing playmats that are available, I've found that they are much larger than I want, particularly for a card game. In addition, my efforts to print and mount it were less than satisfactory. As such, I've created this file for use with the following components all readily available spielmaterial.de Board - intended to print the file on A4 label paper and attach to this board. Dimensions should match up perfectly. http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/game-boards/game-board-dina4-minus-foldable-2-parts.html Markers for score tracks (4 per player in 5 colours) http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/game-pieces/wooden-discs-and-cylinders/discs-25-x-7-mm.html The key change I've made is...
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2015-07-04
2 Pax Porfiriana Plauyer Aid - Pax Porfiriana Βοήθημα Παίκτη
- What Joe Berger (arnodestang) would said? - It's greek to me!!! - Τι θα έλεγε ο Joe Berger (arnodestang); - Αυτά είναι κινέζικα!!!
Greek
2015-07-04
8 Resumen de juego
He corregido algunos flecos que había en el resumen, añadiendo la regla de las armerías y como les afecta la mejora de conexión en particular y puntualizando alguna cosilla más.
Spanish
2015-03-27
51 Pax Porfiriana Playmat
Minor update, no need to download if you already downloaded the previous RIGHT-to-LEFT Market version. -Fixed typo in "about" text -Adjusted Market card slots up by 0.125"
English
2014-08-14
49 Pax Porfiriana Living Rules - (May 29th, 2013)
Most current rules as of June 2014. Changes from the last uploaded version outlined in the comments for that file.
English
2014-06-05
5 Pax Porfiriana : player aid in Japanese
Pax Porfiriana : player aid in Japanese v1.1(typo fix)
Japanese
2014-01-18
47 Pax Porfiriana Game Board
Pax Porfiriana Game board with a thematic map as a background. Includes card placement locations, scoreboard and player aids. See Picture in images: http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1839941/pax-porfiriana. Printed on a 20 x 30in sheet.
English
2013-12-06
20 Pax Porfiriana. Reglas en español (Spanish Rules)
Reglamento en Español (Spanish Rules). Versión en "Printed Friendly". Si te interesa el reglamento a todo color, maquetado, y con gran cantidad de ejemplos y explicaciones, puedes descargarlos desde el siguiente enlace: https://app.box.com/s/rakslwosyt6omcqyesvz
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2013-10-02
42 Pax Porfiriana rules summary
Pax Porfiriana rules summary that I use to teach the game and to refresh my memory. The last page is a player handout. Includes any clarifications from the Living Rules dated May 05, 2013.
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2013-06-30
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