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Galen
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The rules clearly state that you may not trade when it is not your turn. But can you undercut another trade by saying "don't trade with him, i'll givr you 2:1 on my turn"

I have always played that you cannot do this, but today a new player argued that you should be allowed.


What say ye?
 
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George Van Voorn
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Sounds perfectly legal to me. You may NOT actually trade with this player until it is his or your turn turn, but I think it is OK to OFFER the trade. On the other hand (I don't have the rules here) I would not be surprised if this IS forbidden, being a soft eurogame and all...

I would allow it!

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I would say this is fine.

As long as you don't actually trade with anyone whose turn it isn't, I would have thought you can say what you like.

Of course, you could change your mind by the time your turn comes round (or be forced to change your mind, thanks to the appearance of the robber)


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The point of playing a game is to have fun. Any rule which decreases the fun in the system should be ignored.

The biggest source of fun is in the interactions between players. Forcing people to sit silently when it is not their turn must be seen as decreasing the total fun.

So, while cards can only be exchanged between the person whose turn it is and any other player, nothing prevents other people sitting at the table from saying anything they like. I would therefore permit the conversation.

Holding someone to the deal may be difficult, but anyone failing to honour a deal with me will find it difficult to make another one at a later date.
 
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Especially in the sense of, suggesting a trade to the player whose turn it is is entirely in the mode of the game, especially especially if they're contemplating doing a trade and you're offering a better deal.

Go for it.
 
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Tom Key
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Agreed, nothing illegal here at all. Better yet, scout around for the best deal and then play a monopoly card arrrh
 
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tomski wrote:
Agreed, nothing illegal here at all. Better yet, scout around for the best deal and then play a monopoly card arrrh


I agree that it is not illegal. But if someone do what you describe here, our group would see it as very bad sportsmanship, and that person will have a problem doing any trades later in that game...shake
 
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As I understand the rules, trade may only be suggested by or to the person who is on turn. I think that dealing with other players will slow the game and deny the advantage of being on turn. "poor" players wil be set back by the proposed rudeness, and it is already difficult to hang on, standing back for 3-4 points (not to speak of catching up.) as the winning party can almost always offer more or better.

So I wouldn't allow "future deals", and even if, I would be very cross if some inapt fellow couldn't make his offer!!
 
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tomski wrote:
Agreed, nothing illegal here at all. Better yet, scout around for the best deal and then play a monopoly card arrrh


I played one game where an opponent traded away all his ore. (About 6 cards worth) He then played "Monopoly" to get all the traded ore, plus all the other ore that people had.

I've only seen that tactic once, and it was beautiful to behold.
 
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