Tag: Puerto Rico

  • Pulsipher and the changes in the hobby

    I finally got around reading Lewis Pulsipher’s (designer of Britannia) article on changes in the boardgame hobby. It’s a good read and has some pretty good points, too. Many people who prefer complex games have moved to computer games is an obvious one in my opinion: I can’t see why I should waste time crunching […]

  • Amazing Puerto Rico board

    Downloading Mike Doyle’s PRege, La Ciudad might take a while, but it’s well worth it. Mike Doyle was frustrated because he was unable to see the whole picture of a Puerto Rico game. He went on and created some new art for the game. Instead of personal player boards, there’s a large common board, which […]

  • Finnish Players’ Picks 2004

    Ok, finally: Finnish Players’ Picks 2004 voting is over, votes have been tallied and I can announce the results: Puerto Rico wins, again. Carcassonne is second and catches up, losing only by two votes. Once again, there’s a GeekList of the top games (here’s last year’s list). The whole list can be seen at the […]

  • Weekend games: Fifth Avenue

    The weekend is over and I finally have time to write about the games I played. The first thing we tried was the game I was most interested about: Fifth Avenue. And yeah, it was interesting. After one game, my initial rating is eight, which is pretty good considering Fifth Avenue’s a bit low average […]

  • Boardgame club session: St. Petersburg, Maharaja, Victory & Honor

    We had a pleasant little boardgame club session yesterday. Only few people came to play, but hey — that’s enough. One table of gamers is all I need. Our first game was St. Petersburg. While I explained the rules, I joked that since it’s a four-player game, a fifth player will walk in after I’ve […]

  • Weekend games: St. Petersburg rocks!

    I was in Jyväskylä this weekend and it sure was an interesting weekend games-wise. I thought my mother would like San Juan, because she likes Puerto Rico but it’s a bit too deep for her. She isn’t that into devising strategies and I think kind of plays to keep me and Ismo happy — we’re […]

  • Reasons for enjoying games

    I came across a rather interesting blog entry about enjoying games. The author cites three aspects on which he finds games stimulating: intelligence, imagination and social. It’s easy to come up with games that provide intellectual stimulation, but not much else. I think most two-player abstract strategy games fall into this category. It’s a weakness […]

  • Puerto Rico for PC

    Boardgameplayer links to the screenshots of the Puerto Rico PC game. The game looks quite pretty, but I hope the pretty 3d art isn’t the only way to play the game — it just doesn’t look that effective user interface. It’s pretty, that’s for sure. Well, we’ll see if we’ll even see the game outside […]

  • San Juan

    I wrote a review of San Juan — in Finnish, as usual. San Juan is a brilliant game, which I like a lot (as you might have guessed already). It takes Puerto Rico and creates a fast-moving and entertaining card game out of it. Enough mechanics are retained so that the game feels the same, […]

  • San Juan

    I popped in BSW for few rounds of San Juan. I lost both games I played, so obviously I haven’t quite figured out the strategies yet. That’s nothing new — it took me quite the while to understand Puerto Rico. I hope San Juan is less complicated. Fun it is, that’s for sure. Both games […]