Rio Grande Games

Choose from a large selection of top-selling titles from Rio Grande Games, which specializes in family strategy games such as those designed and produced in Germany.

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  • BohnanzaBohnanza
    Bohnanza makes bean farming fun! Each player starts with two or three bean fields and a handful of bean cards to plant in those fields. Through clever trading, players build up their bean farms while trying not to help the other players too much. In the end, the player who has the best farm earns the most gold and is the winner! This already expanded game has 11 bean varieties which is enough for seven players, yet also works great for as few as two.
  • Bohnanza - BohnaparteBohnanza - Bohnaparte
    Bohnanza Bohnaparte is an expansion to the original Bohnanza card game that combines peaceful agriculture with ruthless war. In this game, players use the coins they earn farming to fund military operations and conquer foreign villages and cities. In the end, it's the one who controls the most land who is Bohnaparte and the winner! This is not a stand-alone game. The original Bohnanza is required for play.
  • Cavemen: The Quest for FireCavemen: The Quest for Fire
    Cavemen: The Quest for Fire is a card-drafting game in which players take the role of tribal leaders. The tribes compete for opportunities to hunt dinosaurs, recruit tribesmen, and discover new technologies, vying to be the first with enough knowledge and prestige to invent fire and usher in the age of modern humanity! Its theme and mechanisms are tightly interwoven, delivering a taut and coherent game experience that's highly competitive without direct antagonism.
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  • Cinque TerreCinque Terre
    The Cinque Terre is a rugged, coastal section on the Italian Riviera and is composed of five villages. The villages are known for their beauty, culture, food, and proximity to one another. Produce carts are commonly found in each village marketplace. In this game of strategy, players compete to sell the most valuable produce in the five villages. Players act as farmers and operate carts in which they will harvest produce and deliver them to the five villages to sell. The winner is the player who gains the most Lire by selling valuable produce, gaining popularity in the villages and fulfilling Produce Orders.
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  • DominionDominion
    You assume the role of a monarch, as your parents before you, who rules a small and pleasant kingdom. Unlike your predecessors, however, you are not content with the quaint kingdom, and you set your sites on expanding your empire. Unfortunately, you are not the only monarch in your area with the idea, and soon you are vying for fiefs, freeholds, and feodums - all for the taking, as you attempt to unite them under your banner! In order to win, you must race to claim the land, while simultaneously fending off your competition. By hiring minions, constructing buildings, renovating your castle, and stocking your treasury, you may find yourself the victor in Dominion!
  • Dominion: IntrigueDominion: Intrigue
    In Dominion, you assume the role of a monarch, as your parents before you, who rules a small and pleasant kingdom. You desperately want to expand your empire. Alas, you are not the only monarch in your area with with expansion on the mind, and soon you are vying for fiefs, freeholds, and feodums - all for the taking, as you attempt to unite them under your banner! Dominion: Intrigue can be played as a stand-alone game for up to 6 experienced Dominion players or, as an expansion to Dominion with rules for playing with up to 8 players at two tables. Included are 25 new Kingdom cards and a full set of Treasure and Victory cards.
  • Dominion: SeasideDominion: Seaside
    Dominion: Seaside is the 2nd addition to Dominion and brings in the elements of shipping and river exploration to the game. Its central theme is your next turn. Some cards do something this turn and the next. Some set up your next turn, while others allow you to step outside the bounds of a normal turn. Seaside expands both Dominion, and Dominion: Intrigue and as such, it does not contain material for a complete game. Treasure, Victory, Curse, and Trash cards are not included, so you will need Dominion or Dominion: Intrigue to play. Dominion: Seaside is also designed to be played with any future expansions that may be published.Contents of Dominion: Seaside:300 CardsStorage Tray18 Player Mats25 Coins15 TokensRule Booklet
  • DragonridersDragonriders
    Climb aboard your trusty steed and lift off for the race of your life! The players race their dragons on a course in a deep and winding canyon. You have some magic to use to aid your cause, but the real test is your skill at maneuvering your dragon through the course to reach the finish line ahead of the others. Players choose their speeds on each round secretly, but then must move at that speed, even if other dragons or canyon walls are in the way.The movement system gives players more maneuverability at lower speeds than at higher, so you cannot turn your dragon on a dime unless you are going very slowly. The track is made of two-sided tiles, so players can design their own races and change them every race to keep things fun and exciting!
  • DvonnDvonn
    Dvonn is a challenging stacking game with very simple rules. It is played with three red Dvonn pieces, 23 white pieces, and 23 black pieces. The players must try to control as many pieces as possible by building stacks, preferably by jumping on top of their opponent's pieces. While doing so, pieces and stacks must remain linked to the red Dvonn pieces. If not, they are out of the game. When no more moves can be made, each player put their stacks on top of each other. The player with the highest stack wins the game! This two-player family strategy game takes about 30 minutes to play.
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  • Igloo PopIgloo Pop
    Igloo Pop is a children's game where players shake plastic igloos in an attempt to identify how many beads they hold. It takes a steady hand and well-trained ear to be able to determine how many beads are inside an igloo. If the guess is correct, that player receives the card (worth points) as a reward. If the guess is incorrect, that player loses the chip used to mark the igloo. The game is finished when one player has no chips left, or when all of the cards have been claimed!
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  • NiagaraNiagara
    Niagara is set in the not particularly safe world of rushing waterfalls. In the late 18th Century, the Shawnee and Iroquois Indians pointed white Desperadoes, Mercenaries and Adventurers in the direction of hidden caches of valuable jewels, in the hopes of turning them against one another and away from their territorial expansion ambitions. Players play as some of those Adventurers.
  • PiñataPiñata
    Pinata is a two-player card game in which players compete to collect the colored candy that is inside the pinata. Playing pieces that might otherwise be "cubes" are instead wooden markers with a bow-tie shape that mimics the shape of wrapped candies, coming in 5 different colors. When a player has collected enough candy of a given color, he earns the medal card for that color. The first player to earn 3 medal cards is the winner!
  • Power GridPower Grid
    Power Grid is an energetic economic game! The object of the game is to supply the most cities with efficient and reliable power. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection and then compete against each other to purchase the plants that are used to supply the power. As plants are purchased, newer, more efficient power generating technologies become available. Players must acquire the raw materials like coal, oil, garbage, or uranium, to power their plants while having enough available funds to upgrade their plants for maximum efficiency. The player with the best strategy and ability to expand their network quickly will succeed in the end!
  • Power Grid: Factory ManagerPower Grid: Factory Manager
    Power Grid: Factory Manager is the stand-alone follow-up game to Rio Grand Games' popular game of competition between energy producers. Make important decisions to improve your own factory, and fight against competitors for the best equipment available in the market. Use workers to buy machinery and robots and to run the machinery in the factory. Keep an eye on rising energy prices. Make the most money to win the game.
  • Race For The GalaxyRace For The Galaxy
    In Race for the Galaxy, players become Earth's former colonies that build intergalactic civilizations using game cards that represent worlds, or technological and social developments. They'll need to decide where and when to explore, settle, develop, trade, consume, and produce. Rounds are made up of 1-5 possible phases. During each round, players secretly and simultaneously choose one of seven different action cards and then reveals it. The phases revealed are then acted upon by players by using their action cards. The player who earns the most victory points by best managing his cards, phase and bonus selections, and card powers to build the greatest space empire, wins Race for the Galaxy!
  • Race For The Galaxy: Rebel vs ImperiumRace For The Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium
    Expand your Race for the Galaxy with Rebel vs Imperium. While the Imperium is busy expanding its reach, the Rebel worlds have started political and military alliances. Can you assemble a rich and powerful space empire strong enough to withstand the many forces at work in a galaxy where conflict rules? The Rebel vs Imperium expansion introduces new start worlds, goals, and game cards. It includes action cards and VP chips for a sixth player and has takeover rules to Race for the Galaxy and its first expansion, The Gathering Storm. New solitaire game counters and info to help players keep track of their military and takeover status are furnished. Please note: This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Race for the Galaxy is required to play. Although a copy of the first expansion, The Gathering Storm, is not required, it is strongly recommended.
  • Race For The Galaxy: The Gathering StormRace For The Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
    The race for the galaxy continues with The Gathering Storm (expansion #1 for Race for the Galaxy). The Gathering Storm adds new start worlds and game cards, action cards, and Victory Point chips for a fifth player, as well as goals for Race for the Galaxy. Also included is a separate solitaire game allowing a single player to enjoy Race for the Galaxy. Finally, a drafting variant and blank game cards - so players can design their own unique worlds and developments - are also supplied. Please note: This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of the original Race for the Galaxy board game is required to play.
  • Race For The Galaxy: The Brink Of WarRace For The Galaxy: The Brink Of War
    The competition to build the greatest space empire known continues in Race for the Galaxy - The Brink of War Expansion. Now galactic prestige has become all-important for extracting concessions and fending off attackers. As the conflict spreads, the Alien departure point is located and the Uplift Overseers come to light!Race for the Galaxy - The Brink of War brings new start worlds, goals, game cards, and rules for galactic prestige to your Race for the Galaxy game and its first two expansions, The Gathering Storm and Rebel vs Imperium. It also comes with new solitaire game counters and drafting rules for six players.
  • Renaissance ManRenaissance Man
    Each player is a Renaissance Man, skilled as a Scholar, a Merchant, a Knight, and a Baker. The goal is to train, hire, and recruit others, aiming to produce a Master of one of these 4 areas of study. A little luck will help along the way, but the day will surely go to the player who finds the most clever ways out of the trickiest situations in Renaissance Man!
  • Spin MonkeysSpin Monkeys
    In Spin Monkeys, you are a monkey in the jungle when one day a wayward carnival makes a stop. You and your fellow monkeys jump in the bumper cars and away you go. You have no idea why there is fruit all over the arena floor, but you aim to grab as much of it for yourself as possible! If you crash into another monkey you get to spin them, and steal a piece of fruit. Game goes until only one kind of fruit is left on the board. Most points in fruit wins!
  • ValdoraValdora
    Hidden far away from our time lies a valley full of unimaginable riches. Adventurers from all over the world set off to try to make their fortune here. Players purchase equipment and commissions in Valdora's cities. Only with the help of special equipment can they dig for gold and various gemstones. At the end of the game, players receive victory points for their workshops, craftsmen and gemstones. The player with the most points has made his fortune in Valdora.
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  • ZoolorettoZooloretto
    Families are going ape over Zooloretto, winner of the Spiel des Jahres 2007 Award! By displaying a combination of several types of animals and their young offspring, players must beckon as many guests as possible to their particular zoo and thereby securing points. This takes careful planning and consideration because overcrowding conditions can easily ensue. Fortunately, players have the advantage of expanding their zoos and subsequently escaping negative points (calculated by the spillage of animals housed in the barns for lack of room in the zoos). The person with the most points at the end of the game is the winner!

Last Update: September 12th, 2012