Corn, indigo, sugar, tobacco or coffee—you can grow them all! As a plantation owner in San Juan, Puerto Rico you must try to run your business as efficiently and profitably as possible. Settle your colonists in the right place, sell your wares at the right time, and most importantly ship your goods back to Europe. Earn prestige, in the form of victory points, through trading and developing your plantation. The player who develops the most prosperous and prestigious plantation wins!
In Puerto Rico, players choose roles every turn, either trading, building, settling, selling, clearing more land for plantations or producing goods. Ever player performs the action listed on the roles, with the selecting player gaining a bonus. No role can be selected twice in one turn. By selecting the best roles at the right time, players can advance their plantation to win the game.