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TUCANA, a group of little known islands filled with peculiar creatures and signs of ancient cultures. The players will be planning a network of trails across the islands to help villagers travel between villages, and let them visit as many sights as possible. May the best planner win!

In TRAILS OF TUCANA, each player is given a map showing villages, sights and various terrains. Every turn, two terrain cards are revealed. All players draw a trail between those two terrains somewhere on their own map.

You score points by connecting matching villages and by connecting sights to villages. The game ends when the deck of terrain cards has run out twice, and whoever has the most points wins the game.


  • 8 Pencils
  • 27 Terrain Cards
  • 13 Set-up Cards
  • 10 Blue Bonus Cards
  • 5 Red Bonus Cards
  • 1 Scoring pad
  • Instructions


  1. Return the Red Bonus Cards to the box (only used in Variant: Special Bonus'),

  2. Each player takes one Pencil and one sheet from the Scoring Pad, which is placed in front of the player with the Isla Petit side facing up,

  3. One player is appointed Mayor. This player will draw and reveal terrain cards throughout the game.

  4. The Mayor shuffles the Terrain Cards and makes a deck in front of him-/herself with the terrain sides facing down.

  5. The Mayor then shuffles the Set-up Cards, and draws one card that is put face up in the middle of the table.

    The Mayor loudly announces all ten letters on the card - one by one - starting with the letter on top and continuing clockwise.

    All players write these letters in the circles next to the villages, To make sure each player gets a unique village layout, the Mayor starts with village 1 (indicated by the small number), while the second player (sitting to the left) starts with village 2, the third player with village 3, and so on.

    Write the letters, one by one, going clockwise around the island until you have written down all ten letters.

    Then, return all Set-Up Cards to the box.

  6. Depending on the number of players, place the following Blue Bonus Cards face-up in the middle of table and separate the cards by letters (A-A, B-B, and so on):

    • 2-4 players: Use all cards marked "#1" in the upper-right corner, Return all cards marked "#2" to the game box,

    • 5-8 players: Use all cards, Put the cards in five stacks of matching letters, with the cards marked "#1" on top.

Game Play

  1. The Mayor takes the top two terrain cards from the deck and puts them face up in the middle of the table, Then, the Mayor loudly announces the shown terrains (the two terrains may be the same), Example: "Desertand Water!"

  2. Each player simultaneously draws one trail:

    • The trail segment must be drawn from center to center between two adjacent spaces that match the two drawn terrain cards, The trail segment may, but does not have to, connect to previously drawn trail segments,

    • If a card shows Any terrain, each player decides for themselves which terrain they want this card to represent,

After all players are done, the turn is over, Then, start the next turn by repeating step 1 and 2, In each turn, cover up the cards from previous turns, Continue like this until there is only one card left in the deck (see Round End),

Rare Case: If there are no remaining connections on your map for the current combination of terrains, you do not draw a trail.


Connecting Sights to Villages

Whenever a player connects a sight (obelisk, book, toucan, yeti or sea monster) to any of the ten villages, the player draws a circle around the left score value for this sight in the Sight Scoring Box.

Whenever a player connects the second sight of the same type to any village, he/she circles the right score value and immediately (in the same turn) draws one bonus trail segment anywhere on their sheet between any two adjacent spaces (of any terrain).

Adam connects an obelisk to a village and circles the 1.

In a later turn, Adam connects the other obelisk to a village.

He circles the other score value and immediately draws a bonus trail segment anywhere on his sheet.

He chooses to draw the segment between two adjacent mountain spaces.

Note: A player may connect a sight to ANY village, even if another sight (of same or different type) has already been connected to that village. If a trail segment triggers several sights to score at the same time, score the connected sights in any order.

Chain reaction: If a bonus trail segment connects the second sight of yet another type, the player immediately draws another bonus trail segment. A chain reaction may occur several times during a player's turn.

Connecting Villages

Whenever a player connects two villages with the same letter ("a pair of villages"), he/she circles the score value of this letter in the Village Scoring Box. A player can only score each pair of villages once.

Blue Bonus Cards: The fii rst player to connect a specific pair of villages, also receives the bonus points shown on the corresponding bonus card.

Write down the bonus points in an empty space in the Bonus Scoring Box. The bonus card is then discarded. If more than one player connects the same pair of villages during the same turn, all tied players get the bonus.

In a game with 5-8 players, there are 2 bonus cards of each letter. The first time someone connects a certain pair of villages, they score the value shown on the top card. This card is then discarded.

The next time someone connects the same pair of villages, they score the points shown on the bottom card. Then, this card is also discarded.

Note: When there are no more bonus cards of a certain letter, other players can no longer score bonus points for this pair of villages (but they still score normal points for connecting this pair).

Round End

The round ends when there is only one card left in the deck. The leftover card is not used. All players now add together all circled values for their sights and write this sum in the first space ("I") in the Final Scoring Box.

All terrain cards are then shuffled (including the leftover card), and the second round begins.

Note: Sights are scored twice, at the end of round 1 and 2, while points for connected villages and bonuses are only counted at the end of the game.

After the second round, all circled values for sights are added together again, and the new sum is written in space "II" in the Final Scoring Box.

Note: Sights that you manage to connect to a village during the fiirst round will be worth more, as they are scored twice.

Example: After round 1, Alice has connected sights with a total value of 10. She writes this number in the "I" score box. These sights will be scored again at the end of round 2.

End of the Game

The game ends after the second round (after the deck has run out a second time) and all sights have been scored again.

All players sum up their points and write down their scores in the Final Scoring Box:

Total points for sights (after round 1 and 2) + Total points for connected villages + Total points for bonuses = Final Score

The player with the highest final score wins the game.

In case of a tie, the tied player with most points from bonuses wins. If it's still a tie, the victory is shared.

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