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Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Jamaica
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Setting: In 1675, after a long career in piracy, Captain Henry Morgan skillfully gets appointed to be Governor of Jamaica, with the explicit order to cleanse the Caribbean of pirates and buccaneers! Instead, he invites all of his former "colleagues" to join him in his retirement, to enjoy the fruits of their looting with impunity. Each year, in remembrance of the "good old days," Morgan organizes the Great Challenge, a race around the island, and at its end, the Captain with the most gold is declared Grand Winner.

Goal: The game ends on the turn when at least one player's ship reaches the finish line, completing one circuit around the island of Jamaica. At that point, players are awarded different amounts of gold in accordance with how far away from the finish line they were when the race concluded. This gold is added to any gold a player gathered along the way by detouring from the race to search for valuable treasure, by stealing gold or treasure from other players, or just by loading gold as directed by the cards the player played during the race. The player with the most total gold acquired through all these means is then declared the winner.

Gameplay: The game is played in rounds. Each player always has a hand of three cards, and a personal board depicting the five "holds" of their ship, into which goods can be loaded during the game. Each round, one player is designated as "captain," with the next clockwise player being captain in the following round, and so on. The captain rolls two standard D6 dice, examines her cards, then announces which die will correspond to the "day" and which to the "night." Each player then simultaneously selects a card from their hand and places it face down in front of them. Each card has two symbols on it, one on the left - corresponding to "day" - and one on the right ("night"). The symbols indicate either ship movement (forward or backward) or the loading of a type of good. After every player has selected a card, all cards are revealed simultaneously and then resolved clockwise one by one, starting with the captain's. When it is a player's turn to resolve her card, for first the left symbol on her card and then for the right symbol, the player will load a number of goods or move a number of spaces equal to the number of pips showing on the corresponding day or night die for that round. Thus the main decision each player makes during the game is which of their current three cards would best serve them on a particular turn, given the values of the day and night dice. Finally, during the race, when a player lands on a spot already occupied by another player, there is a battle. Battles are mainly resolved by rolling a "combat" die, but players may improve their chances by using "gunpowder" tokens from their holds, if they loaded any on previous turns. The winner of a battle may steal some goods or treasure from the loser.

In Sum: This is a pirate-themed tactical race game with player interaction and side goals (e.g. detouring for treasure), so that the winner is the player who best balances their position in the race with their success at the side goals.

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Components

  • 1 game board
  • 66 action cards;
  • 12 treasure cards;
  • 80 gold tokens;
  • 45 food tokens;
  • 45 powder tokens;
  • 6 plastic boats;
  • 9 treasure tokens;
  • 6 hold sheets;
  • 3 dice;
  • 1 compass.

Microbadges: http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_Jamaicafan.gif http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_Jamaicafan2.gif

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Jamaica
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Multilingual second edition
Publisher: GameWorks SàRL
Artist: Mathieu Leyssenne
Year: 2013
Size: 12.50 x 8.85 x 2.75 inches
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Italian edition 2011
Publisher: Asterion Press
Artist: Mathieu Leyssenne
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Publisher: GameWorks SàRL
Artist: Mathieu Leyssenne
Year: 2010
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: GameWorks SàRL
Artist: Mathieu Leyssenne
Year: 2007
Size: 12.52 x 8.94 x 2.83 inches
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3 Jamaica
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Jamaica. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
Dutch
2015-02-23
3 Jamaica - Spielhilfe mit Setup & Rundenablauf (1 Seite)
Eine kompakte Übersicht über die Spielvorbereitungen, den Rundenablauf und die Schlusswertung von Jamaica auf Deutsch. Kompakt auf einer A4-Seite.
German
2014-04-28
4 Ямайка (Игровед)
Правила игры
Russian
2013-09-24
3 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2013-09-12
9 Treasure cards with english text.
I wrote on this card sheet for faster viewing on what the cards do.
English
2012-02-21
6 Rules in Korean
This is Korean rules of Jamaica. If there is somethingwrong, please send a geekmail or email to me. As I play this game, it may be updated. Special thanks to Errante & muka who helped me to make this Korean rules.
Korean
2011-03-03
10 Jamaica: Setup and Turn Order Player Aid
This is a simple one-page sheet to help the "game explainer" quickly brush up on rules.
English
2010-08-10
3 Mon aide remaniée par Xoltar
Aide de jeu complète, remaniée par Xoltar pour qq corrections, ajouts (cartes bonus) et aspect général. Enjoy! Kratos38 http://kratos38fr.googlepages.com/home
French
2009-10-19
11 Manual Jamaica em Português / Brasil (Portuguese Rules)
Manual Jamaica, traduzido para Português (Brasil) e rediagramado em tamanho A4 por Marcelo "Groo".
Portuguese
2009-06-23
37 [Español] Reglas Jamaica con imagenes
REGLAS COMPLETAS, incluyendo aclaraciones de los foros de BGG. Incluye también un completo RESUMEN para ser usado como ayuda de juego. [imageid=1251209 medium]
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2009-04-15
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Podcast #15: Fleeing the City
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28 Games Later: Jamaica
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Merchants and Marauders revisited: A More Coherent and Thorough Review of the Mechanics
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Episode 2: Jamaica
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Episode 30: Jamaica
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Spiele-Podcast Nr. 26: Jamaica (Game Works)
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