For 1-4 Players Time : 30-45 Minutes Genre : Tile Placement, Area Majority
The Portuguese King has called the finest stonemasons of the country to pave one of the most important squares with calçada tiles (worldwide famous black and white tiles that pave several squares in Portugal). But the task is enormous and players will have to count with the aid of helper cards who will help them score points and/or collect money.
Rossio is all about timing: Recruit a card face-up late in the game, and then it will score fewer times than expected. Recruit it too early, and it will score you a few points since there are few tiles built on the square. To many cards recruited face down will give that extra amount of money, but, they won't score any points. Build several tiles and you're probably helping your opponents. Build fewer tiles and you probably won't have money next turn to recruit a face-up card.
Rossio is a game with very simple rules, but with high interaction between players and interesting decisions every single turn.
Scrabble is the classic word-forming game that always spells F-U-N The object of the game is to earn the highest score by spelling words in crossword fashion onto the playing board. Each player selects seven letter tiles at random to begin Scores are given for letter values and boosted by premium squares on the grid Scrabble game is not only fun but will improve your vocabulary as each time you play you are introduced to new and exciting words Includes 1 Scrabble Game Board, 100 letter tiles, four racks, a letter bag, and instructions
The game is based on the traditional middle-eastern game of Okey. First created in the 1930s and sold in hand-produced versions until the late 1970s.
Similar to the Rummy that you play with cards - you try to get rid of all your tiles by forming numbers into runs of 3 tiles or more, or 3 to 4 of a kind. The colors of the numbers on the tiles are like card suits. This game may start rather uneventfully, but when the players start putting more and more tiles in play, the options for your upcoming turns can become more complex, challenging, and exciting (from areyougame.com).