Played some more Puerto Rico at the Brettspielwelt. This time I used the English patch. I haven’t installed it before because I don’t need it for the language, I can read German well enough. However, that’s not the only good thing: now I see how many empty plantation spaces there are, large buildings actually take two spots, I can see how many buildings are left, current player is shown more clearly… All in all, it’s a great patch, especially if you can’t read German.
What’s best, I won the first game! I won today my first ever game of Puerto Rico at BSW, and now I go and win again! Combination of shipping and building proved victorious. The second game wasn’t as good: I placed second. I’ve been recently using a money-heavy strategy, building factories and so on. This game suffered from a lack of direction… I finally became a shipper and had a Wharf, too. I lost by five points to a player who shipped almost as much as I did and built more buildings. Shows you can’t do well if you don’t get lots of money!
But, two wins today, I’m still more than pleased.