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La Boca

| Published: 2013
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La Boca, the most famous neighborhood in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, was populated by many Italian immigrants when first founded. The area is best known today for its eccentric skyline, with the houses having been built from scrapped fishing boats and the metal being colorfully painted to create a patchwork effect across the neighborhood.

Creating skylines of similar beauty and eccentricity is the goal of the construction teams that play La Boca. In shifting teams of two that sit across from one another, players try to create skylines on challenge cards – but the players can see the completed image only from their point of view, so they must consult with one another constantly to make sure each colored block ends up in the right location while racing against the timer. The faster the players complete their building, the more points they score. Then the next team takes a seat, breaks down the blocks, then begins building anew. Whoever has the most points after a certain number of rounds will stand atop La Boca and glory in the cheers of the Argentinian public!

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“Team Building”

Beautiful wooden pieces make this game a joy to play!

You and your partner for this round must build a structure together, the twist? You’re each looking at different ground plans!

Find ways to talk about your building options and USE ALL THE PIECES (not just the ones on your plan) within a certain amount of time and you get paid. The faster you are as a team, the more money you earn.

This game works well with 3, but is probably more fun with more players as you will be challenged to work in different pairings.

There are lots of challenge cards, and two levels of difficulty so the replay value is high. House rules could be adjusted for playing with younger builders (ie change the pay rate for times that are more suitable to your age range) Bonus for young players, no reading required!

A great game for 3D thinkers and for those who are looking for something other than worker placement or word based party games.


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