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Board game review & gameplay of: Tiwanaku

  • 8.5/10
  • 14+
  • 1-4 players
  • 60 minutes


In #Tiwanaku, players cultivate new lands by exploring regions and divining crops.

The board is being setup using one of the many scenario’s. Some lands and crops are placed on the board (small board for shorter games, big board for longer games).

On a turn players can either walk and explore new lands or guess what crop will be placed the land where one of their workers is at. Guessing right gains points, guessing wrong loses points.

The regions can not contain more than 5 of the same lands and there will not be more crops than the amount of lands, never more than one of the same number. Also, two of the same regions or crops can never touch each other.

These 👆 rules make it possible to make estimated guesses of where lands/crops will be, ensuring a minesweeper/sudokulike puzzle.


Oh my, do I enjoy this game!! 😃 The board becomes more and more visible as you play and it’s so much fun guessing and calculating what will come where! When playing with more players blocking each other also becomes an interesting move. I’m a fan!

👍 components and art are great!

👍 gameplay is a not too difficult interesting puzzle and there is a lot of variety in how to play the game (solo/competitive/cooperative/long/short)

👍 the pachamama wheel adds a very interesting mechanism in play, it is surprisingly fun to check lands and crops

➖if you don’t like sudoku or deduction, this game isn’t for you as it is entirely build upon these two


A copy of this game was provided to me by Geronimo Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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