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Questions tagged [san-juan]

Puerto Rico's card-driven little brother. Players choose from various roles to try to create the most impressive buildings in the city of San-Juan. This game is shorter than Puerto Rico, playing in about 30 minutes.

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How to find online players for San Juan? [closed]

Where is a good place to ask for? I googled a lot, also googled nicknames I see in San Juan leader board, but no success. San Juan uses GameCenter in the iOS version, but Apple reduced a lot of ...
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Is the Library strong in San Juan?

The now-defunct magazine The Games Journal has this to say about the Library building in San Juan: Simply put, this card is too powerful, even in a four-player game. Even with a cost of 5, you ...
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What's different in San Juan's second edition?

I just bought a copy of San Juan after playing it a few times on iPad and loving it. When I got it home, I saw that it is the second edition. On Board Game Geek, first and second editions have their ...
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Race for the Galaxy vs. San Juan and Puerto Rico

I've seen these games compared very often, with steadfast advocates on each side (that thread has a lot of interesting stuff as well). I'm mainly concerned with: depth of strategy suitability for new ...
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When should I build the Crane card?

In San Juan, is the Crane card useless? I haven't found it useful at all. My conclusions about it are: Pros Allows you to build a high cost building for less cards. Cons Lose abilities of over-...
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“Well” building special function clarification

Well card text: During the producer phase, if the owner of a well produces at least 2 goods, he draws an additional card from the card supply, adding it to his hand. It matters not whether he ...
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What's the difference between Puerto Rico and San Juan?

I've heard people describe San Juan as Puerto Rico's little brother. What's actually the difference? How is the game-play changed? Is it any easier to teach new people? Is it worth buying if I ...
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San Juan variant to balance prices

San Juan is a admittedly a game with a good deal of luck involved. However the luck element seems to be emphasised when we play, as some of the cards seem significantly better than other cards of the ...