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Alan Kwan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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10
Apr 2002*
A worthy game for the innovative turn-sequence system alone - and there's more. The game also combines the "multiple paths to victory" as in Princes of Florence, and the "break normal game rules" aspect of some CCGs (or Cosmic Encounter, Ursuppe/Urland etc.) in the form of purple building functions. (And yes, the buildings can be very powerful.) And yet the balance between the various game elements (building costs etc.) seems to be just right, so that there is no single obvious winning strategy (at least it seems so) nor elements which become useless because they're too weak. A most excellent, finely-crafted game. Perhaps the best of 2002, my bet for DSP winner.
2002-04-10*
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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10
Apr 2002*
Similar in feel and pace to Princes of Florence. Many options to score victory points and this makes the game replayable. Less direct interaction - more interaction by choice of the roles. Excellent game that will be popular with Princes of Florence fans.
2002-04-17*
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Preben Madsen
Norway
Sandnes
Rogaland
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10
Apr 2002*
Whats to say about an excellent game....
2002-04-30*
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Chris Craft
United States
Bellevue
Washington
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10
Apr 2002*
Great game. The rules aren't complex, but the game is very indepth. I think the player chosen turn sequence is a very, very good aspect of the game.
2002-04-30*
Owned
Christopher Orban
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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10
May 2002*
Works on so many levels for me, all around a fantastic game.
2002-05-31*
Owned
Richard Murphy
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Essex
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10
Jul 2002*
plays well no matter how many players
2002-07-10*
Owned
Jon Olav Abeland
Norway
KVERNELAND
Unspecified
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10
Jul 2002*
Superb game! Lots of strategies to explore!
2002-07-16*
Owned
Curt Collins
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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10
Jul 2002*
NO matter how many you play with, puerto rico is one of the best games I have seen. Usually feel as if you might be winning through the entire game, and even if you aren't, there is enough to do that you don't get bored hoping the game just ends.
2002-07-30*
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Arthur Field
United States
Easley
South Carolina
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10
Aug 2002*
Only game better than Princes of Florence consistently.
2002-08-19*
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Olivier REIX
France
Grenoble
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10
Sep 2002*
Fantastic ! Maybe the best game published recently. Absolutly no downtime and particularly involving.
2002-09-19*
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Bob Shaw
United States
Cheltenham
PA
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10
Sep 2002*
My Favorite
2002-09-26*
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Jason Gavin
United States
Van Nuys
California
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10
Oct 2002*
Best game ever played! Great balance, awesome mechanics, good theme, lotsa ways to win and countermeasures, learnable in 10 minutes but sooo deep. The perfect resource management game. A gamer's game--yet all my smart friends love its depth and perfect balance. All the hyperbolic praise this game gets is totally earned. Play it! Buy it!
2002-10-25*
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Rance Espy
United States
Austin
Texas
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10
Nov 2002*
Definitely deserving of the award. After having played this game many times I've come to enjoy it even more. If you're looking for a game in which the mechanics are complex enough for a 'gamer' yet not mind numbingly so, all players are constantly involved, luck plays only a very small part, the successful strategies are many and varied, the backstabbing is veiled yet decisive, and most games end with even casual players wanting 'another go', then look no further than Puerto Rico.
2002-11-06*
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Christopher Martin
United States
Orlando
Florida
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10
Dec 2002*
There is a one-time reading/discussion of the rules which lasts about an hour due to the manual being long and poorly written (english). After the rules are understood, the game is awesome! One of the favorites of our gaming circle.
gaming circle regards it as one of our favorites
2002-12-12*
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Stven Carlberg
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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10
Jan 2003*
This game has a tremendous amount of charm while you're in the process of learning all its ins and outs, and it is standing up brilliantly to an unprecedented number of repeated playings. It's great how all the small decisions add up to such a rich variety of sequences of events. Ride the tide of opportunity.
2003-01-01*
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Trond Braut
Norway
Stavanger
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10
Jan 2003*
The best game of 2002. Highly Recommended!
2003-01-03*
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desmond trouve
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Nov 2008*
Here the players really react to one another.

2003-01-05*
Apostolos Vadrachanis
Greece
Thessaloniki
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10
Jan 2003*
Great game!!! Its Replay value makes it the best!
2003-01-08*
Owned
Patrick Kairns
Canada
Longueuil
Quebec
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10
Jan 2003*
This one is growing on me every time I play it.
2003-01-14*
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Carl Renault
United States
Bellevue
Nebraska
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10
Feb 2008*
This is by far the best game I have played in a very long time, if by a long time I mean ever. Although I own other great games, this one was so well designed and thought out that it has no luck value involved at all. Like chess you have to think about your opponent's moves and what will help you most while not helping your opponent. A fantastic game that will be played many times.

Overall Score 10, Appearence 9, Components 9, The Box (storage) 9, Rulebook 9, Ease of Play 8, Mechanics 10, Involvment 10, Replayability 10, Uniqueness 10, Luck 0 v Strategy 10 (The higher the number the more it leans that way.)
2008-02-28*
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James Torr
United States
Torrance
California
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10
Feb 2003*
This game went from a 9 to a 10 for me once I found out how great the 2-player game is.
2003-02-02*
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Fred Erb
United States
Hanover Park
Illinois
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10
Feb 2003*
"PuertoBob" agrees, this is a great game
2003-02-07*
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fred de Jong
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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10
Feb 2003*
majestic game, very deep, keeps us going for months and still developing, great replay value
2003-02-07*
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Simone Coscelli
Italy
Reggio Emilia
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10
Feb 2003*
Great Game!Strategic,fun,highly recommended!!
2003-02-10*
Owned
Ray Tsai
United States
San Jose
California
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10
Feb 2003*
An amazing game with trememdous depth, especially for a German game. Has unique game mechanics as well. Bound to be a classic.
2003-02-13*
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Joel Fournier
United States
minneapolis
Minnesota
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10
Feb 2003*
I love it because i allways win. I'm the best!
2003-02-27*
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Dave Nadig
United States
Lenox
Massachusetts
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10
Mar 2003*
Simply the best game I regularly play.
2003-03-03*
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Patrick Korner
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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Stop poking me! Ow! I mean it! That hurts!
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10
Mar 2003*
Classic in every sense of the word. I haven't turned down playing this one yet - and I'm closing in on 30 games played.
2003-03-03*
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Kevin Sanders
Canada
Niverville
Manitoba
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10
Mar 2003*
Super game! Plays well with all types of people. Very good replay value too.
2003-03-17*
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m k
United States
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10
Mar 2003*
My best game yet. The only advantage that Settlers seems to have over this is that Settlers easily lends itself to many variants (besides the expansions) & Puerto Rico doesn't seem to be flexible that way. (We might start creating our own buildings though).
2003-03-23*
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Daming Ng
United States
Unspecified
Florida
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10
Mar 2003*
The game is fun, different flow/dynamic than most other games, ie no dice rolling. The difficulty of this game definitely exponentially scales with the company you keep.
2003-03-26*
Daryl Heffernan
United States
West Hills (Los Angeles)
California
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10
Mar 2003*
Great balance. Great mechanics. Great interaction (there is a ton if you play correctly). Great look. Great bits. Awesome game.
2003-03-31*
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Steve Easton
United Kingdom
Woking
Surrey
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10
Apr 2003*
My current favourite board game, many player options and interaction. Definately a gamer's game.
2003-04-01*
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Jefferson Hyde
United States
Federal Way
Washington
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10
Apr 2003*
I played this game, and instantly thought it was the best new game I had played in years. Then I came to BGG and found out that everybody else thinks the same thing. Worth the hype.
2003-04-10*
Skip Maloney
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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10
Mar 2012
OK, with over 300 comments on this thing, what else is there to say? One overlooked aspect of the game's "value" is (IMHO) its unique approach to gaming itself. Its multi-task oriented basics are just so different from what most of us who've been gaming for years are use to. It broadens one's thinking about what games are basically all about. Not that there aren't a lot of "multi-tasking" games out and about these days, but Puerto Rico (thank you Andreas Seyfarth) seems to have refined the process into a gem well worth owning, teaching and playing and playing and playing and. . . .
2003-04-18*
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Chad Armstrong
Australia
Beacon Hill
NSW
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10
Apr 2003*
I have played this about 20 times with different people, and still enjoy it every time. There are so many strategies that can win, and every decision counts.
2003-04-23*
Jaewon Oh
South Korea
Go-yang City
Gyoung-Gi Do
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10
Apr 2003*
The best game I have ever played. Just try this, and you will find out this is the one you have been looking for..
2003-04-25*
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Ben Wright
United Kingdom
Bedworth
Warwickshire
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10
Apr 2003*
I used to think this game warranted a 9- until I caned four other players without building any large buildings. I think we've finally found the right way to play it as the colonists and the victory points seem to run out around the same turn. It's very good as it is a game where you have to capitalise on the opportunities presented to you rather than have some preconceived plan. There really are an enormous number of ways you can ensure victory.
2003-04-28*
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Darcy Paulin
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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10
May 2003*
My favorite Game Right Now.
2003-05-06*
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Rob "COINFLIP" Seulowitz
United States
New York
New York
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10
May 2003*
Superb game with no single set path to victory.
2003-05-09*
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Who Am I Now?
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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10
Dec 2009*
Consensus rating. My wife loves it, as do both of my kids. Even two player is enjoyable.
2003-05-09*
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Daniel Marchaus
Germany
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
May 2003*
Great game both for beginners and for gaming experts
2003-05-10*
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James Faulkner
United Kingdom
Banstead
Surrey
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10
Dec 2009*
I've played this game more than any other and still enjoy playing. Playing it well seems to be a mix of science, art and gut feel. You can get very good at this game but it is still hard to be confident of victory given the butterfly type effects that occur. I have to give this game a 10 as I've been wasting a lot of my time if it isn't a great game.
2007-05-18*
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Lionel Thompson
United States
Alpharetta
Georgia
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10
May 2003*
Limited luck makes this as close to the perfect game as possible ASSUMING you play with experienced players all around.
2003-05-19*
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Andreas Bruns
Germany
Hamburg
Unspecified
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10
Jun 2003*
A great boardgame
2003-06-02*
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Chris Beaven
New Zealand
Napier
Hawkes Bay
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10
Jun 2003*
Still a classic game.
2010-11-25
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Jonathan Keogh
United States
Wayne
Pennsylvania
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10
Jun 2003*
love it!
2003-06-09*
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Mark Kelsey
United States
Unspecified
Wisconsin
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10
Jun 2003*
I still have yet to tire of this game.
2003-06-16*
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Byll The Captain
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Worcs
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10
Jun 2011
Another deep game with lots of gamer strageies which will work in some games and not others depending upon opponents. Much imitated but still one of my favourite games. I don't know anyone who objects to playing it which is not as common in a game as you might expect.
2012-08-25
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Ed Martindale
United States
Livonia
Michigan
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10
Jun 2003*
I had my doubts about Puerto Rico at first. The game play seemed a little simple when I paged through the rules. The first time we played we liked it, the second time, we loved it. I'm not sure if I care as much for the free expansion, I think the game is well balanced without it. But hey, you don't get many cool expansions like this for free! I rate this on top with Carolus Magnus and Land Unter for great game balance.
2003-06-19*
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