Resource management game designed by Andreas Seyfarth. Published 2002 by Alea (German version) and Rio Grande Games (English version). For 3-5 players and takes about 90-120 minutes.
The players are plantation owners in Puerto Rico in the days when the ships had sails. Growing up to five different kind of crops: Corn, Indigo, Coffee, Sugar and Tobacco, they must try to run their business more efficiently than their close competitors. You are not only growing crops, but also you have to build up the industry to take care of it.
Each turn the player chooses one character role, as captain, settler, mayor, builder, craftsman, trader or gold digger. Every one uses the function of the selected character in turn order, but the active player has one extra advantage.
There is now a video game version of Puerto Rico
available published by Eagle Games.