Author : Reiner Stockhaunsen
Drawing : Klemens Franz. Andrea Katting & Jeff Oglesby
Numbers of players : 2 - 5
Duration: 60 - 120 minutes
Recommended age : from 12 years
Year of publication: 2017
Altiplano, a bag-building game based on the Orleans model, located in the highlands of the South American Andes
- the Altiplano - is not a simplistic game.
There are several ways to reach your goals, which makes the game attractive to try out new options and strategies. But success or failure will also depend on how well your opponents let you do the strategy you pursue or not. The competition for different types of merchandise is considerable - as is the pleasure of taking a coveted expansion card from the face of another player!
In addition to efficient production, you will need to deliver the right products at the right time, plan the route on time and store your goods wisely. Often a good storekeeper is more important than the best producer.
At the start of the game, players only have access to certain resources and goods. This is due to the different role of the tiles that each player receives and which provide each player with different starting materials. In the market, however, an actor can acquire additional production sites that offer new options. The many products such as fish, alpaca, cocoa, silver or corn all have their own characteristics and places of use. While money makes you rich, fish can be traded for other goods, and alpaca gives you wool that you can then transform into clothing.