Grinding the Rules through the Power of Internet Translations
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I got this idea from this geeklist: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34393 (specifically this comment: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34393/comment/895107#c...)

This time, instead of Frankensteining pieces of a set of rules, run it through a translator. Well, heck, run it through a few translators before pumping it back to English, and see what you get.
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From Game Setup, step 1: (English -> French -> German -> English)

Separate the 10 systems at the house of the d' other hexagonal pieces of gameboard. Randomisez the system face at the house downward and permit each player to draw at random. This procedure determines, which race a player will order generally speaking play. All players take then the race sheet, order indicators commercial maps and order counters, which correspond to their race.

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Separate the 10 Home Systems from the other hexagonal gameboard pieces. Randomize the Home Systems face down and allow every player to draw one at random. This process determines which race a player will control throughout the game. All players then take the Race Sheet, Control Markers, Trade Cards, and Command Counters corresponding
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From Combat, Starting a Battle (page 26): (English -> Spanish -> French -> Italian -> English)

When the active player is transferred unit to a field that contains the hostile units (tandis qu' he carries out an order of the mobilization), begins a battle. The active player is l' forward, while the player of which units are attacked is the defender. Every battle consists a number d' escaramuzas, in which the units of every player try to destroy those of l' other. Every escaramuza is you resolves through the game papers of the combat.

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When the active player moves units into an area containing enemy units (while executing a Mobilize order), he starts a battle. The active player is the attacker, while the player whose units are being attacked is the defender. Each battle consists of a number of skirmishes, in which each player?s units try to destroy those of the other. Each skirmish is resolved through the play of Combat cards.
 
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From the Pyramids rulebook, discussing Special Abilities on Page 9: (English -> Dutch -> French -> Portuguese -> English).

The capacities special are with effect so much time qu' it excavated in stat seems. If a special capacity will be described physician, assumes that the combatant this power unless the player who uses that the combatant control explains that the power is annulled. The player whom he possesss can annul l' effect to each moment with which jusqu' is annulled; in the current end tournure. Tournure at the beginning following, is with effect another time to have presumption stops.

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Special abilities are in effect as long as they appear in the stat slot. If a special ability is described as optional, it is assumed that the warrior is using that power unless the player controlling that warrior states that the power is being canceled. The owning player may cancel the effect at any time, in which case it is canceled until the end of the current turn. At the beginning of the next turn, it is assumed to be in effect again.
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Translation: Used the Portuguese rules in the files section and translated to English with Babelfish.

Each one of the four players chooses a color and is given it 21 parts. Players go placing to the time the parts in the tray. The first part has that to cover one marries sings of it. The game starts with the blue player and follows in the direction of hands of the clock in return of the tray: blue, yellow, red and green. Each new part has that to touch at least in another part of the same color (but but in the vertices). The parts of the same color cannot be in contact to the long one of an edge. It does not have restrictions in the way as they can be in contact the parts of different color. A time that the part has been placed in the tray cannot be dislocated during following returns
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Hungarian game, we lost the rules (they were in Hungarian anyway), found the rules online, in Hungarian of course... This is some of the translation that an internet translator came up with:

Cat pliers board game (Novoplast) rules

Players' number:

Two persons may play the game fundamentally. [...]

Grabowski starts the game. His aim, that let him manage to get away the foresaid six blocks into any, since these hide the plans of the cat pliers. The four rats, and their leader, Fritz Teufel this is struggling along to prevent, to surround Grabowskit in that manner, that let it be made impossible for him the
proceeding.

[...]

To the newer game we get the pieces of the puzzle picture confused, and the multipass pursuit may start for new one.

Pleasant entertainment, Novoplast desires good cat tag!

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In my experience, using Babelfish to translate into Korean, and back to English, usually produces the most bizarre results. I'm not sure what it is about Korean language, but Babelfish certainly doesn't get it.

From the 4th page (section entitled "Playing the Game"), attempting to summarize the three actions you may take on your turn:

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FOLLOWS A GAME
Is highest and the player who has the sun which enumerates starts. Rotates to surroundings of the table where his thing is to a clockwise direction, playing after continuing. player' ; He comfort at least 1 there is a sun toward s rotations, him, grudge of the activity which comes after accurately, executes:
--1 chapter helps, ten:00 pebbles [ u ] five
--New help and do
--Beg Ra.


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So, uhhh... apparently on your turn you should rotate to where your thing is, if comfortable. Then use some pebbles (5 or 10, unclear), and beg for help.

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PLAYING THE GAME.
The player with the highest numbered sun begins. After his turn, play continues around the table in the clockwise direction. On a player's turn, if he has at least one face up sun, he performs exactly one of the following actions:
--turn over one tile
--play God tiles
--invoke Ra.


P.S. For some reason, I had saved a version of this translation that I did about 1-2 years ago. The Korean has improved dramatically since then. Believe it or not, the above is quite good in comparison. I won't repost the whole thing, but the three bullet points above translated to:
-- 1 chapter tiles the pebble u bedspread
-- shoes tile 10:00
-- Ra Bill ten:00 bedspreads.

 
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