There are two ways to play Krakatoa: the Basic Game, which is intended for learning the game, and the Advanced Game, which is the "real" Krakatoa. Rules that are printed in black apply for both games, but rules printed in blue pertain only to the Advanced Game.
If you are learning Krakatoa for the first time, simply skip the blue rules. You can come back to them once you have mastered the basics.
- 3 white Dodecas (the steam set)
- 3 gray Dodecas (the ash set)
- 3 black Dodecas (the lava set)
- 4 Reference Cards
Before actual play begins, there is a "throw-off" to see which player will start the game. Each player throws any set of 3 dodecas of the same color. The higher-scoring set goes first. …