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San Juan

iOS App

$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2–4 players
(271 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
(52 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(72 voters) [poll]
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(121 voters) [vote]
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Expansion
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Primary Name
San Juan
Alternate Names
Puerto Rico Het Kaartspel
サンファン
圣胡安
聖胡安
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Description Edit | History

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.

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More Information Edit | History

This game is #5 in the Alea small box series.

The 2014 edition includes the buildings from The New Buildings & The Events expansion, as well as a new building not previously available in any version: The Hut. It is #11 in the Alea series.

Awards

Online Play

  • BrettspielWelt (real-time)
  • http://www.compoundeye.net/jsanjuan/ (Strong Computer AI)
  • Feuerteufel. Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web (Now with notification emails!). For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!

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Components:

  • 110 Cards:
    • 42 Production Cards
    • 68 Violet Buildings Cards
  • 1 Governor Placard
  • 5 Role Placards (Builder, Producer, Trader, Councillor, Prospector)
  • 5 Trading House Tiles
  • 1 Scoring Pad
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Rule Booklet

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San Juan
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Devir
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Year: 2013
Size: 9.10 x 7.10 x 1.60 inches
0.95 pounds
Spanish
Release Date: Jun 15, 2013
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French edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2007
Product Code: 10062
Size: 9.21 x 7.24 x 1.57 inches
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Dutch edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004
Product Code: 26 941 9
Size: 9.06 x 7.09 x 1.57 inches
Dutch
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English first edition
Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004
Product Code: 81 205 9
Size: 9.00 x 7.10 x 1.50 inches
0.95 pounds
English
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German Edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004
Size: 9.10 x 7.10 x 1.60 inches
0.95 pounds
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Files
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1 San Juan - Help em Português
San Juan - Help em português com setup, turno, papéis, fim de jogo e pontos de vitória - por Cesar Cusin
Portuguese
2016-01-21
4 Teaching Summary with Card Examples
Tweaked a few things to make it more readable, including pointing out a couple differences between 1st and 2nd edition cards.
English
2016-01-20
3 Comparison to Puerto Rico and Race for the Galaxy
Summary of parallel aspects of each game, useful when teaching one game to someone who already knows another. Thumb if you think this is helpful :-)
English
2016-01-19
8 San Juan - Print & Play [EN]
San Juan cards made by user tikitavy. This is a total graphic redesign free of publisher copyrights. Package also includes an extension "The New Buildings & The Events". Use 7-Zip archiver to decompress archive. file 6 of 6 [ImageID=2804594]
English
2015-12-17
3 San Juan - Print & Play [PL]
Tłumaczenie gry/kart do gry San Juan wykonanych przez użytkownika tikitavy. Jest to całkowita przeróbka graficzna gry wolna od praw autorskich wydawcy. Paczka zawiera także rozszerzenie "The New Buildings & The Events". plik 4/6 [ImageID=2687741] ------- Translation of San Juan cards made by user tikitavy. This is a total graphic redesign free of publisher copyrights. Package also includes an extension "The New Buildings & The Events".
Polish
2015-09-28
1 Regolamento tradotto in italiano
Tradotto originariamente dal Tedesco all’inglese da Carl-Gustaf Samuelsson, Borås, Sweden, http://globetrotter.crosswinds.net/ con l’aiuto del sistema di traduzioni online Babel fish, quindi tradotto in italiano da Marco Calcaterra
English
2015-09-24
2 San Juan English paste ups
English paste ups (3 sheet)
English
2015-03-09
1 San Juan - Solitario
Traduzione delle regole per il solitario.
Italian
2014-12-02
11 Cards to replace SAN JUAN cardboard bits
Does it boggle your mind that the *card game* version of Puerto Rico comes with *tiles* for the roles and trading house? Replace those bits with cards! Version 2 adds an optional 3rd page of stickers indicating "used" status for each role. No need to physically "take" each role card as you choose it; now simply flip the role card over to indicate its unavailability.
English
2014-09-12
4 San Juan Tuckbox
Tuckbox for San Juan redesign discussed here: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1160553/san-juan-good-ugly-or-how-im-making-my-own-set
English
2014-08-27
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 174
Strategy Game Rank: 131
Num Ratings: 17195
Average Rating: 7.31
Standard Deviation: 1.17
Num Views: 696449
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 372
Personal Comments: 4800
Users Owning: 18320
Users Wanting: 479
Users Trading: 411 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 9
Want Parts In Trade: 8
Price History: View
Total Plays: 83947
Plays This Month: 124
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