Islas Canarias is a game about the settlement of the Canary Islands.
The players draw 3 settler cards from the stock or choose one from their hand to build a house on their island. The color is given by the card and the player must choose a place on the island for it responding to priorities of the played settler card. For example: 1st priority for the new building is a place near the river, 2nd priority near a red building, 3rd priority near the coast and the 4th priority near a brown building. The player must build the house following this priorities.
The second action of his turn is to put a settler card on the table. This card belongs to the ship.
After every player has done his 2 actions the ship arrives and those cards are played. The building of a card gets the player who fulfills the (highest possible) priority best.
After the ship phase a next turn starts.
The player can change 2 or 3 houses in more valuable buildings and can get privilege cards for being the best in one building color.
At the end of the game the player with the most points for the buildings wins.