Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a strategy tile-laying board game from Ravensburger, in which you journey across islands, building huts where the resilient men and women of your tribes can settle, discovering fishing grounds and collecting shells. Send priests to the temples, and gather offerings to curry favor with the gods.

Stake your fortunes in the mysterious island world of Bora Bora, using dice to perform a variety of actions requiring careful insight and tactical planning. In Bora Bora, each player rolls three dice at the start of a round, then places one die at a time on one action. This is the heart of the game. Five to seven actions are available for each round (depending on the number of players).

If you place a high number on an action, you will usually get a better version of that action – more choices of people to take, more places to build, better positioning on the temple track, etc. If you place a low number on an action, it's less powerful, but you may be able to block other players from taking the action at all (since you must place a die on and action with a lower number than any die already on that action).

Each player has an individual game board that provides direction for which actions they should take. There are also "god tiles" that provide special actions and rule-breaking (as gods are wont to do).

The player who best watches how the game develops and uses the most effective strategy will prevail in the end!

Bora Bora is a game for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up. Game time is usually 60-120 minutes. Contents of Bora Bora include game board, 4 player boards, 250+ tiles, 100+ wooden pieces, 60 cards, 12 dice, and detailed illustrated instructions.

Number Of Players: 2 to 4
Recommended Ages: 12 and up
Published By: Ravensburger Games

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Bora Bora Links

  • Board Game Geek: Bora Bora
    The Bora Bora page at Board Game Geek, with varius information about the game, including description, images, videos, links, and discussions.
  • Bora Bora Components
    A detailed look at the components included in the Bora Bora board game, the game board, game cards, game tokens, game markers, box art, and other game components. Text in Romanian.
  • Bora Bora Game Instructions (German)
    Rules, explanations, and instructions for playing the Bora Bora board game (German language).
  • Meople's Magazine Review: Bora Bora
    A review of Bora Bora, from Meople's Magazine: "Prepare to be overwhelmed. That's not an understatement, because you will be overwhelmed by Stefan Feld's Bora Bora, from the moment you open the box roughly to the end of the second game. Then you get that moment of clarity where you understand how everything fits together and can actually start really enjoying the game."
  • Opinionated Gamers Review
    A review of Bora Bora, from the Opinionated Gamers web site: "Like most Feld games, there are multiple ways to score points, and it's never quite clear if one path is easier or better than the others. There are a lot of things to focus on in Bora Bora, and for some, it may be too complicated. There is always the feeling that you want to do 7 or 8 things each turn."

Last Update: June 4th, 2013