Rating: 7.3 Good
Popularity:1
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2019
Players: 1-4 players
Playing time: 45-38 minutes
Age:8+

Official Site: Porto - Mebo Games Official Link


Created by: Orlando Sá, Luís Levy Lima

Published by: MEBO Games, sternenschimmermeer

Description:

Porto, the iconic city in the north of Portugal, is known worldwide for Port wine and the beauty of its historical center.

Porto is a fast-playing, competitive tile-laying game driven by card play. On your turn, you either draw cards or build floors. If you draw cards, the total value of the drawn cards cannot exceed 3. (Cards have values between 1 and 3).

If you build floors, you MUST play two cards from your hand. The number of one of the cards determines exactly how many floors you will build, and the color of the other card determines the color of those same floors. Thus, with only three cards in hand, you have six different possibilities for building; with more cards, your options increase even more!

Building gives you the possibility of scoring points but also opens new possibilities for your opponents because buildings do not belong to any player. You might start a building that can be completed by other players, and it is this risk management that makes Porto a very interactive game in which paying attention to the moves of your opponents is crucial.

Build floors, gain bonus points by completing houses or by constructing in the most crucial spaces, fulfill public contracts by building at crucial moments and by chaining combos to make a very profitable turn, shape the city so that it complies with your private contracts in order to maximize them at the end of the game, but above all, capitalize on opportunities opened by your opponents on the board.

That said, in Porto any missed opportunity will lead to a new array of possibilities.

The game end is triggered at the end of the round in which a certain number of buildings have been completed. The player with the most points wins.

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Components

  • 1 Game board
  • 75 Floor tiles
  • 15 Ground Floor tiles
  • Clerigos tower 1 First Player Token
  • 4 Point Trackers
  • 14 Roof tiles
  • 14 VP tokens
  • 4 Score Markers
  • 4 Reference Cards
  • 50 Construction Cards
  • 35 Public Contract Cards
  • 39 Private Contract Cards
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

In the Portuguese city of Porto, the Ribeirinha neighborhood is famous for its colorful houses. In Porto, players will have an opportunity to build those houses.

Players will strategically place new floors, take advantage of available bonuses, and complete Contracts, receiving Victory Points (VP) for their efforts. At the end of the game, players will reveal their Private Contracts in order to earn additional VP. The winner will be the player with the most VP! …



Types of Public Contracts

Score during the game.

  • Gain 3 VP if you have built 1 floor of the depicted color.


  • Gain 2 VP if you have completed a house (thus placing a roof tile) of the depicted color.


  • Gain 2 VP if you have built 2 floors of the depicted color.


  • Gain 2 VP if you have played 2 cards of the depicted color.


  • Gain 2 VP if you have built 3 floors of the depicted color.


  • Gain 2 VP if you have played 2 cards of the depicted colors (one of each). …



Set the board up as you would for a 2-player game.

Draw 28 Construction Cards from the deck and form a separate deck to be placed next to the game board. From this moment on, this deck will be called the Timer. You are the first player.

Note: If you want to increase the level of difficulty, form the deck with 26 cards instead of 28. If you want an even bigger challenge, form the deck with 24 cards.

Object of the Game

To win, your scoring marker must reach 60 or more VP before the last card is drawn from the Timer deck (this will give you 14 turns). …





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