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  • Summary: +++ For a short period only: Get Puerto Rico for a special launch-price and save $ 2 off the regular price. +++Puerto Rico has finally gone mobile! Experience one of the world’s most popular board games in stunning HD and with fast, crisp game play. Travel back in time to the days of colonial Spain and become one of Puerto Rico’s island governors. Prospect for gold, plant crops, and build up your economy in an epic quest for island domination. Players will have to take on the roles of mayors, settlers, traders, captains, and craftsmen to beat out their opponents.Features include:? Beautiful HD graphics include new building designs and animated, in-game cut scenes.? Compete against up to four other players, and mix and match between the computer, your friends (pass and play and local connectivity), or other players online through the Game Center.? Specially designed tutorial and in-game Help feature for those new to the game (or anyone who might want a brief brush-up on the rules).? Automatic resource distribution: no more fumbling with tiny board pieces.? No set up of the game required! Press “Play” and get started. And best of all, no tidying up after a match.So dust off your conquistador hat, pull out your doubloons, and join the over 250,000 fans who have already fallen in love with Puerto Rico.In addition to being ranked number one for eight years in a row on BoardGameGeek.com, Puerto Rico has also received the following awards:? German Games Award? Austrian Gaming Experts Award? Game of the Year Nominee, Germany? United States International Gaming Award? And many more … Expand
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  1. Aug 4, 2011
    90
    Despite a few nitpicky critiques about little elements of the presentation, we really don't have a single bad thing to say about Puerto Rico.
  2. Aug 15, 2011
    90
    Staying pretty faithful to the original board game, Puerto Rico HD is just another example of how to adapt a game to the touchscreen and make it feel like it was designed with the iDevice in mind.
  3. Aug 3, 2012
    90
    What it may lack in bells and whistles it makes up for in terms of sheer playability.
  4. Aug 11, 2011
    60
    Puerto Rico HD is a good game at heart, but its unfriendly graphics and interface will leave newcomers out at sea.
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  1. May 8, 2014
    9
    This is a faithful implementation of the highly rated original boardgame. You are in charge of a plantation in Puerto Rico and want to win the game by gaining as many victory points as possible. They are earned by selling and shipping goods or by obtaining buildings. The game is very deep and demands strategic and tactical decisions from the player. There is no one-fits-all strategy to "solve" it and the replay value is very high.

    The tutorial leads you through your first game and in-game advises are always available in case you wonder what to do next. While getting started is easy, mastering the game is not and you will lose a lot of games until you know what to do unless you already know the board-game.

    The last update provided better graphics and made the the game look better. Highly recommended if you like this kind of games!
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