"The only thing you are going to see, is the burning hand of overdue justice." - Lobster Johnson
“There are only three forms of high art: the symphony, the illustrated children's book and the board game.” - Saga
The second question is:
Where are the greyed out squares on the mondo (laydown area) for. I can't find anything in the rules about them.
These are only used in the solo variant. You have to put some starting tiles on them.