After playing the game about 10 times now, a question recently came up in the last two sessions.
Three of the four players had level two agriculture tech (myself included) and were taking corn from the palenque wheel and either chose not to or forgot to take the corn tiles that were visible after taking the action.
In one of the games, the corn tile monument was available. I told the other players that they really should take the corn tiles if they are visible regardless of the fact that they have the level two agriculture tech. The other players didnt seem to care. Additionally, the fourth player, who focused on Skulls, was able to harvest corn a few times when the tiles should not have been there.
I looked back through the rules and can not find any statement that clearly outlines whether or not the corn tiles "must" be taken if they are visible.
How do you all interpret the rule? I obviously think that it should be mandatory to take the tile if it is visible.
You MUST take Corn tiles (and Wood Tiles) : not only you may get points for them, but you can equally prevent opponents from getting Corn if they don't have Agriculture level 2 !