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San Juan

iOS App

$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(270 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(51 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(72 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(121 voters) [vote]
Category
Mechanic
Expansion
Reimplemented By
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Family
Primary Name
San Juan
Alternate Names
Puerto Rico Het Kaartspel
サンファン
圣胡安
聖胡安
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Description Edit | History

San Juan is a card game based on Puerto Rico. The deck of 110 cards consists of production buildings (indigo, sugar, tobacco, coffee, and silver) and "violet" buildings that grant special powers or extra victory points. Cards from the hand can be either built or used as money to build something else; cards from the deck are used to represent goods produced by the production buildings, in which case they are left face-down. A seven-card hand limit is enforced once per round.

In each round (or governorship), each player in turn selects from one of the available roles, triggering an event that usually affects all players, such as producing goods or constructing buildings. The person who picks the role gets a privilege, such as producing more goods or building more cheaply.

Though similar in concept to Puerto Rico, the game has many different mechanisms. In particular, the game includes no colonists and no shipping of goods; goods production and trading are normally limited to one card per phase; and trades cannot be blocked. Victory points are gained exclusively by building, and the game ends as soon as one player has put up twelve buildings.

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More Information Edit | History

This game is #5 in the Alea small box series.

The 2014 edition includes the buildings from The New Buildings & The Events expansion, as well as a new building not previously available in any version: The Hut. It is #11 in the Alea series.

Awards

Online Play

  • BrettspielWelt (real-time)
  • http://www.compoundeye.net/jsanjuan/ (Strong Computer AI)
  • Feuerteufel. Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web (Now with notification emails!). For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!

iOS Play

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Android Play

Microbadges

mb San Juan fan - Governor

mb San Juan fan - Guild Hall

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Components:

  • 110 Cards:
    • 42 Production Cards
    • 68 Violet Buildings Cards
  • 1 Governor Placard
  • 5 Role Placards (Builder, Producer, Trader, Councillor, Prospector)
  • 5 Trading House Tiles
  • 1 Scoring Pad
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Rule Booklet

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San Juan
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Devir
Artist: 
Year: 2013
Size: 9.10 x 7.10 x 1.60 inches
0.95 pounds
Spanish
Release Date: Jun 15, 2013
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San Juan
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French edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2007
Product Code: 10062
Size: 9.21 x 7.24 x 1.57 inches
French
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Dutch edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004
Product Code: 26 941 9
Size: 9.06 x 7.09 x 1.57 inches
Dutch
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San Juan
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English first edition
Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004
Product Code: 81 205 9
Size: 9.00 x 7.10 x 1.50 inches
0.95 pounds
English
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Nick: 
German Edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2004
Size: 9.10 x 7.10 x 1.60 inches
0.95 pounds
German
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Files
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2 San Juan English paste ups
English paste ups (3 sheet)
English
2015-03-09
1 San Juan - Solitario
Traduzione delle regole per il solitario.
Italian
2014-12-02
11 Cards to replace SAN JUAN cardboard bits
Does it boggle your mind that the *card game* version of Puerto Rico comes with *tiles* for the roles and trading house? Replace those bits with cards! Version 2 adds an optional 3rd page of stickers indicating "used" status for each role. No need to physically "take" each role card as you choose it; now simply flip the role card over to indicate its unavailability.
English
2014-09-12
4 San Juan Tuckbox
Tuckbox for San Juan redesign discussed here: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1160553/san-juan-good-ugly-or-how-im-making-my-own-set
English
2014-08-27
18 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas al estilo JcK Este resumen sirve tanto si tienes el juego en español como en inglés pues considera ambas versiones. Además incluye * Un listado alfabético (para encontrar rápido las cartas) con la descripción de las cartas (una hoja para inglés y otra para español). * Resumen de las reglas de las expansiones incluidas en [gameid=40688] [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2014-08-11
3 Easy Score Calculator for San Juan and SoloPlay variant
An easy-to-use score calculator for regular San Juan (2-4 players) and the SoloPlay variant V2. Requires you enter just 15 pieces of information (as opposed to the 30 required in other san juan score calculators). SoloPlay variant requires just 5 additional pieces of information be entered.
English
2013-05-07
18 San Juan Game Mat
To be used with meeples.
English
2013-03-13
1 San Juan - Teaching Guide in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים.
Hebrew
2012-12-07
10 San Juan Playmat
Replaces the use of the role cards and trading wares. Use meeples and a d10 dice with this playmat. Enjoy!
English
2012-12-02
9 San Juan Greek rulebook
Greek translation on the pdf rulebook / Ελληνική μετάφραση του εγχειρίδιου κανόνων του San Juan
Greek
2012-09-22
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 163
Strategy Game Rank: 121
Num Ratings: 16579
Average Rating: 7.31
Standard Deviation: 1.17
Num Views: 671641
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 358
Personal Comments: 4714
Users Owning: 17733
Users Wanting: 506
Users Trading: 394 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 9
Want Parts In Trade: 8
Price History: View
Total Plays: 82082
Plays This Month: 57
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