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Practice Round
To better understand what the game is about, players should work together
as a group to try solving one Task card. Place the
box between all players in such a way that
approximately half of all players are located on
each side of the box.
Hint: Placing the box lid under the box bottom will
raise the play area, giving every player a better view
of their side.
Then, insert a light blue Task card into the card
slot of the game board. Only the top section must
be visible. Set aside the red piece as it is not used
with light blue Task cards. With the remaining 10 pieces, the players must
reproduce the construction depicted on the card.
Fast paced building
with ever-changing teams
for 3 to 6 players, 13 years and up
Game overview
Compete in ever-changing teams of two as you and your current teammate try
to recreate the construction depicted on a card. However, it is not as simple as it
sounds: both you and your partner have a different view of the construction that
you must build together. If your team completes the task with both sides of the
construction matching the view on the card perfectly, and also using every piece
at your disposal, you will be awarded points. The faster you are, the more points
your team will get!
Game box with board
The following building rules must be observed:
o The Task card shows how the game pieces must look after completing the
construction. The players’ structure must match the card exactly. Note
that both sides of the card show a different view of the same construction.
o The partners are allowed to communicate. However, they are not allowed
to look at the other side of the card.
o The pieces may not be placed outside the 4x4 grid on the game board.
o The pieces may be placed atop one another, side by side, and in front of
each other.
o The pieces do not have to be exactly on the same line. If
need be, some pieces may be placed “further back.”
o Gaps are not allowed under placed pieces (as shown
here with the red arrow).
o Every single piece must be used. Hint: Sometimes,
a piece is not seen from either side. In these cases, the piece
must be “hidden” inside the construction.
o Pieces may be moved, removed, and reintroduced in any order.
o As soon as both sides indicate that they are finished, building ends, and
both sides of the structure are verified to ensure that they perfectly match
their respective side of the Task card.
o The Task card is solved when both sides of the construction perfectly
match the pictures on the Task card (as shown below).
11 wooden pieces
30 small Partner tokens
6 large
(5 in each color)
Player tiles
100 point-chips
(25 x 1, 25 x 2, 25 x 5, 25 x 20)
64 Task cards in two levels of
(each with 2 tasks)
Game setup
o Before your first game, carefully remove the cardboard pieces from the frame.
o Each player chooses a color and takes the large Player tile along with the small
Partner tokens in their color. Then, each player distributes one of their Partner
tokens to each other player. For example, in a five-player game, each player
will have 4 Partner tokens. Note: In a three-player game, give each other player
2 Partner tokens of your color.
o Each player turns face-down the Partner tokens they have received, shuffles
them, and puts them next to their Player tile. When playing with fewer than
six players, return to the box all unused Player tiles and Partner tokens. They
will not be used for this game.
o Place the box bottom in the middle of the table. Insert the board in such a way
that the lower compartments are accessible via the holes in the game board.
o Sort the point-chips by value and place them in the appropriate compartments.
o Place the timer in the round hole. (For more information on using the timer,
see page 2.)
o Sort the Task cards according to their background color (light and dark blue).
Shuffle each pile and place them next to the playing surface, together with the
11 wooden pieces.
The Game Begins!
Now that every one knows the building rules, there are two more things you
should know before playing the game...
Each round, two players will build together, each working on
one side of the Task card.
The game is timed.
Playing the game
Before starting the game, decide together whether you wish to play with
the light blue Task cards (normal difficulty) or the dark blue cards (higher
Hint: For your first game, you should play with the light blue cards. Once
you understand the game well enough, start using the dark blue cards.
When playing with the light blue Task cards, return the red piece to the box as it
will not be used. You only use all 11 pieces when playing with the dark blue cards.
Where does the name “La Boca” come from?
The oldest player begins the game by revealing one of her face-down Partner
tokens; it determines her partner for this turn. Place the box in such a way that
each involved player will only be able to see one side of the Task card.
“La Boca” is a barrio (neighborhood) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The game
pieces represent the colorful houses that dominate the cityscape.
Starting the round:
The player who revealed the Partner token takes the topmost Task card, slides it
into the card slot, presses the “Start” button on the timer, and says “Go!”.
The designers, Inka and Markus Brand, live together in
Gummersbach with their children, Luke and Emely. Both
designers have always liked playing games. To this day, many
of their Children and Family games have been published.
Completing the task:
The team immediately starts working on reproducing the construction depicted
on their respective side of the card. When both players are finished, one of them
presses the “Stop” button on the timer. It is important that both players say
they are done with the task before pressing the “Stop” button.
Editing: TM-Spiele
Graphics: Franz Vohwinkel
English Version: Team Z-Man Games
© 2013 Franckh-Kosmos Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
© 2013 Z-Man Games Inc.
31, rue des Coopératives
Rigaud (Québec) J0P 1P0
Once the team has completed its task, points are awarded using the table below.
This table is also illustrated on the game board. Since both players worked as
a team to complete the task, they each get the same number of points. Each
player takes the point-chips they earned. Players may make change with pointchips at any time during the game. Note: If a team takes more than 2 minutes to
complete a task, they do not score any points. However, they may still attempt to
complete the task. At that point, the other players are also welcome to help.
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How many points does your team get?
The Timer
0:01 – 0:15
0:51 – 1:00
0:16 – 0:20
1:01 – 1:20
0:21 – 0:25
1:21 – 1:40
0:26 – 0:30
1:41 – 2:00
0:31 – 0:40
Over 2 minutes
0:41 – 0:50
What counts as an error?
o At least one side was not properly reproduced.
o Not all pieces were used.
o There is at least one gap in the construction (i.e. “hanging” piece).
Clean Up:
All pieces are removed from the board and placed next to the playing surface.
The played Task card is placed under the deck. The next player in clockwise
order becomes the first player and he resets the timer to 00:00 (by pressing the
“Minute” and “Second” buttons at the same time). He then reveals one of his
Partner tokens and play continues this way until no one has any face-down
Partner tokens in front of them.
• You must press the “Minute” and “Second” buttons at the same
time to set the timer to 00:00.
• The “Start/Stop” button starts and stops the timer.
• When a team is done, a player from the team must press the
“Start/Stop” button to stop the timer. The time it took the team to
complete the task may now be read.
• DO NOT reset the timer before awarding the team their points.
The timer requires a 1.5-volt button cell (LR44). One is already included in the
electronic timer.
Before playing for the first time, you will need to remove the plastic tab for the timer to
Used batteries must be removed from the device. Unscrew the cover and remove the
Respect the polarity when replacing the battery. The negative pole must point down.
Do not forget to screw the cover back on to the timer.
Avoid short-circuiting the battery.
Dispose of used batteries according to environmental regulations.
Game end
The game ends when all Partner tokens are face-up. At that point, everyone
will have played two times with each other player. In a three-player game, since
players have two Partner tokens of each other player, everyone will have played
four times with everyone else.
Notes on the environment
None of the electrical and electronic components in this product may be disposed of
in the household trash: they must be delivered to a collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic appliances. This is indicated by the symbol on the product, on
the instruction manual, or on the packaging.
The materials are recyclable according to their designation. The reuse or
recycling of materials or other forms of recycling of used appliances represents an important contribution to the protection of our environment.
Please ask your local authorities about the appropriate disposal location.
Once the game is over, every player counts how many points they have earned.
Whoever amassed the most points is the winner. In case of a tie, there are
multiple winners.
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