Pax Porfiriana – Latin for “The Porfirian Peace” – refers to the
33-year reign of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who ruled Mexico with an iron hand
until toppled by the 1910 Revolution.
As a rich businessman (Hacendado) in the turbulent pre-revolutionary
borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico, players compete to build business empires of
ranches, mines, rails, troops, and banks while subverting opponents with
bandidos, Indians, and lawsuits. Each turn goes as follows:
- Action Phase: Perform three actions, such as play new cards, get new cards
from the market, speculate on cards in the market, buy land, or redeploy
- Discard Headlines: Remove any Headlines (i.e. cards with the Bull-Bear icon)
that have reached the leftmost position in the Market.
- Restore Market: Restore the Market to twelve cards.
- Income Phase: Collect one gold per Income, Extortion, and Connection Cube in
play. If Depression, pay one gold for each card in play (includes Partners and
Enterprises in your Row, and all of your Troops).
Four “scoring” cards (Toppling) are in the game and their effect depends
on the current form of government. The government can change if troops are
played and as a result of other cards. The form of government also influences
different production values of the game, such as how much mines produce. Players
win by toppling Díaz, either by coup, succession, revolution, or annexation of
Mexico by the U.S. If Díaz remains firmly seated at the end of the game, then
the player with the most gold wins.
Pax Porfiriana includes 220 cards, but only fifty cards (along with ten for
each player) are used in a game, so no two games will be the same!
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Specification: Pax Porfiriana: 2nd Edition