Board Games 2251
Easily one of the most important designs of the last twenty years or so, Puerto Rico is a master class in heavy Euro design. Nothing is out of place and every element feels deeply considered as part of a whole. The cyclical nature of the game play is really fascinating, particularly when everyone is at roughly the same skill level. Unfortunately skill disparities hurt the experience mightily, and the colonial theme has only become a worse look over the years. A shot of light randomness would make the game a little less stuffy.