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Subject: Points for "ebbes" Suit: Clarification for Ties for Most or Fewest Cards rss

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The Palatia Spiele website states the following for the awarding of points for cards taken in the "ebbes" suite: "Am Ende der Spielrunde bekommen die Spieler mit den meisten und den wenigsten Karten (die wenigsten Karten können auch keine Karten sein!) in dieser Farbe keine Punkte. Alle anderen Spieler bekommen jeweils 3 Pluspunkte!"

If you have taken the most cards in the color or the fewest cards in the color, you get no points. Otherwise, you get 3 points.

It makes sense to ask - what if there is tie for most or fewest cards? Alternatively, have you taken the most cards in a color if (a) no one has taken more cards than you; or (b) everyone else has taken fewer cards than you?

Consider a five-player game (10 cards per color), and suppose that players have taken cards in the "ebbes" color as follows: players A and B each took 3; player C took 2; and players D and E each took 1.

Under interpretation (a), A and B each took the most cards and players D and E each took the fewest cards - so only player C gets the 3 points.

Under interpretation (b), no one took the most or the fewest cards (because of the ties), so all players get the 3 points.

I would lean towards interpretation (a).
 
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Mario Sandor
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Hi there,
yes, interpretation A is the correct one.
Best regards.
Mario
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The printed English rules confirm this with an example:
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EXAMPLE: At the end of a game round in a 5-player game, the players have the following cards: Klaus and Haui have no cards of the ebbes suit, Jesko has 2 cards of the ebbes suit, Bernhard has 3 cards, and Paul has 5 cards of that suit. Klaus and Haui have the fewest cards of the ebbes suit and therefore do not gain any points, same as Paul who has the most cards. Jesko and Bernhard earn 3 points each.
(Added emphasis for the question's answer.)
 
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