Cacao is a tile-placement game that immerses players in the exotic world of the "fruit of the Gods". As the chief of your tribe, you must lead your people to prosperity through the cultivation and trade of cacao — and to do that, you'll need to put them to work in the best way possible.
In the game, each player has an individual deck of square worker tiles, with the number of workers on each side of the tile varying from tile to tile. The playing area starts with only a couple of jungle tiles in play, and then it grows by placing tiles next to them. On a player's turn, he or she places one of his or her worker tiles on the board adjacent to one or more jungle tiles already in play, then (if two worker tiles are next to an empty space) adds one of the jungle tiles to the playing area in this space. Workers then get busy and deliver the results of their effort.
Cacao: Diamante contains four expansion modules for the Cacao base game: The gem mines, the tree of life, the Emperor's favor, and the new workers. All modules can be played individually or combined with others, whether from this expansion or the Cacao: Chocolatl expansion. With the "Big Game" variant, you can even play with all modules of both expansions and the base game.
Year first published: 2015
Playing time: 45 minutes
Best With: 2-4 players
- Brand: manufacturer
- Product Code: BG678
- Availability: In Stock