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This is a geeklist about the cool bookkeeping mechanic by which everytime you put something on the board from your player tableau - be it a counter, a wooden block or whatever - something underneath it becomes visible that tells you how many resources, VPs or whatever you now have.
While it is only a bookkeeping trick, that could as well be achieved by counting your pieces on the map and perhaps using a table, it is just that more elegant.
I'm interested about when this idea first came up, and how often it is used.

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This is maybe the game most of you know using this mechanic.
Here it is used to show your current income concerning the 3 resources money, science, and - well - resources, and how much it'll cost you to keep up your empire.
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This is the first game I know that uses this mechanic. (It hails from 1996)
Putting your colony markers on the map reveals your income by turn.


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Perhaps the most recent addition to this kind of mechanic.
Several counters (representing houses, warehouses, temples and strongholds) can be put on the map and reveal your different kinds of resources and actions available for the next turn.
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Here the mechanic is used in a "reversed" way: Every house lost is set on a track, and what is still uncovered shows your VPs.
Still, the same idea.

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As you remove resources from your player board to put into your supply you uncover increased abilities in one of five regions.

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