Indigenous People Rise Up Against Europeans in 17th Century Caribbean
Posted by Milton Griepp on August 4, 2021 @ 3:06 am CT
The expansion is mentioned in a recent article in The Atlantic that explores the context of colonization and other historical episodes depicted in board games. Noting that European-style board games are now played around the world, the writer classifies games such as Puerto Rico as "…part of a wave of modern, strategy-heavy board games that earn high praise while asking players to reenact human history’s grimmest episodes."
Maracaibo: The Uprising is one of a number of games that are now altering their storylines or presentation to make them more inclusive. Mombasa, also designed by Pfister and sold in the U.S. by R&R Games (see "Big Box Euro-Games from R&R") and Puerto Rico, recently picked up by Ravensburger from Rio Grande Games, are two other games getting major rewrites, according to the report.