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Kristin Looney
redevelopment of Volcano
Min. Players: 2
Max. Players: 3
Icehouse stashes: warning.png“” is no number.
Treehouse sets: 6
Other equipment: Volcano board
Setup time: 3 minutes
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Rules complexity: Medium
Strategy depth: warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted.
Random chance: none after setup
Primary Mechanic: Stacking
Additional Mechanic: Set collection
Theme: Volcanism
BGG Link: Caldera

Caldera is a variation on Volcano that uses 6 Treehouse sets worth of pieces and adds a few new twists...


Caldera Rules at Looney Labs

Differences from Volcano

Follow the Rules to Volcano except for the following:

1) EQUIPMENT & SETUP - Instead of 5 monochrome stashes (5 nests of 5 colors which fills up the 25 spaces on a 5x5 board) you have 6 rainbow stashes (6 nests of 4 colors (minus black) which fills 24 spaces on the 5x5 board) - leave the center square empty; you also use 6 caps instead of 5 (see picture)

2) END CONDITION - instead of the game ending when someone takes all 5 colors, and counting points for the winner - the end condition in Caldera is to collect 3 monochrome trees (and it's okay if 2 or even all 3 are the same color)

3) POWER PLAY MOVE - while you are moving the caps around (at any time before your eruption) you have the option to place one piece from your captured pieces back on the board


Instead of four translucent colors with six trios of each; use eight colors with three trios of each. Put the six caps on two different colors. Victory condition remains 3 monochrome trees. This variant plays fine with two, and may be superior to standard Caldera with three or four players.

Facts about CalderaRDF feed
Additional Mechanic Set collection  +
BGG Link Http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/109019 Caldera  +
Description redevelopment of Volcano
Designer Kristin Looney  +
Max. Players 3  +
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Min. Players 2  +
Min. Playing Time warning.png“” is no number.
Name Caldera  +
Other Equipment Volcano board  +
Primary Mechanic Stacking  +
Primary Theme Volcanism  +
Random Chance none after setup  +
Rules Complexity Medium  +
Sets 6  +
Setup Time 3 minutes  +
Stashes warning.png“” is no number.
Strategy Depth warning.pngEmpty strings are not accepted.
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