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Subject: Totally bonehead question...King's Favors? rss

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My wife and I are trying to learn this game. In a two-player game, when, and how are the King's Favors played/scored?

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Randomly choose them at the start of the game - IIRC it's three for a two-player game. Score them at the end. 8 points for placing first for a favour, 4 points for second but no points if you have nothing to count towards the favour at all.
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It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.
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toulouse wrote:
It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.

Where does it say that in the rules? It says to use the side with 4 slots for King's Favor tiles for 4 players and the side with 3 slots for King's Favor tiles with 2-3 players
 
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IdleHacker wrote:
toulouse wrote:
It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.

Where does it say that in the rules?


On the setup page.
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IdleHacker wrote:
toulouse wrote:
It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.

Where does it say that in the rules? It says to use the side with 4 slots for King's Favor tiles for 4 players and the side with 3 slots for King's Favor tiles with 2-3 players


If you look on the setup photos, it points to the king's favor spots and says to place one per player. Second page of this pdf:

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IdleHacker wrote:
toulouse wrote:
It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.

Where does it say that in the rules? It says to use the side with 4 slots for King's Favor tiles for 4 players and the side with 3 slots for King's Favor tiles with 2-3 players

You do realize that you're arguing with the game's designer, don't you?
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David Goldfarb wrote:
IdleHacker wrote:
toulouse wrote:
It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.

Where does it say that in the rules? It says to use the side with 4 slots for King's Favor tiles for 4 players and the side with 3 slots for King's Favor tiles with 2-3 players

You do realize that you're arguing with the game's designer, don't you?

I'm not arguing...I was genuinely curious since I never saw it. I even had to look 3 times after being told where it was before I saw it. When I look for setup of the King's Favor tiles, I look at the one numbered 1. I never even noticed there was a number 7 that pointed to them also
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My husband and I play 2-player with the King's Favors (2) hidden upside down..Nice to have a surprise outcome in games without knowing what the favors are. Try it sometime.
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toulouse wrote:
IdleHacker wrote:
toulouse wrote:
It's always One King's Favor per player in 2-4 player games, so there will be 2 Favors in a 2 player game.

Where does it say that in the rules?


On the setup page.


Yup, but I have to say, I like it better with three favours for two players. Why? Because the times I've played it with two, we've always ended up with one each, and the other player scoring the second place. Which basically nullifies the points gained. In a three or four player game, it seems much more likely that one player could grab first place for two different favours, or at least that not everyone will get a first, a second, a third, and a fourth place.

So since our last game, my wife and I will probably keep playing with three favours for two players.
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SpecularRain wrote:

Yup, but I have to say, I like it better with three favours for two players. Why? Because the times I've played it with two, we've always ended up with one each, and the other player scoring the second place. Which basically nullifies the points gained. In a three or four player game, it seems much more likely that one player could grab first place for two different favours, or at least that not everyone will get a first, a second, a third, and a fourth place.

So since our last game, my wife and I will probably keep playing with three favours for two players.


Totally agree, we play it that way for the same reason. We actually use the entire 3-player setup as well. Makes for a larger castle and longer game, which we like. 2-player games always seemed to end too soon.
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snowden27 wrote:
Totally agree, we play it that way for the same reason. We actually use the entire 3-player setup as well. Makes for a larger castle and longer game, which we like. 2-player games always seemed to end too soon.


I'll try that as well next time I think
 
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