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Greg Cox
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OK, even though my version of FOR SALE is dated 2005, I seem to have the 'old' rules; where the example for Passing (on pg 6) contradicts the explanation on Passing. i.e. rule= take back money ROUNDED UP. example = take back money ROUNDED DOWN!

All the threads I have read on BGG on the subject are contradicting each other and I am still as confused as before I read these threads about what is the correct rule!

Therefore, WHAT IS THE CORRECT RULE round up or down? And jokes aside, no more contradictory posts on the subject please!


Also, could someone clearly explain whats happens if one person or even everybody runs out of money before all cards have gone during the bidding phase?
 
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Brad Miller
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You bid three you pay two
You bid five you pay three

And if everyone played so poorly to end up in that state, then based on the standard procedure for who bids first in the next round, that person would have to pass, taking the lowest card, and around and around.
 
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Rod Spade
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I'm going to contradict that. surprise

If you bid five, you take three back and pay only two.

Also, in the new edition, you must bid more than the previous player. In the original, you only had to match him.
 
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James Cheevers
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Example from the new edition.

"if a player had previously bid 3 Money Chips, but ultimately decides to pass, he takes back 1 Money Chip into his hand. The rest are returned to the bank and are placed out of the game."

Of course that does contradict the preceding rule :

"... He also takes back half of his Money Chips (rounded up)."

Solution? Just bid in even increments

James
 
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First, check the "Answers from Uberplay" thread, which says you round up.

Second, the game plays much better and makes more sense when you pay half rounded up.
 
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Justin Robben
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You pay rounded up. Game is awesome for up to 6 and clocks in under 15 minutes.
Simply amazing
 
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Greg Cox
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ok thanks - as most replys seem to say rounded up, I'll try one game rounded up first and one rounded down, to see which works best. the uberplay thread is one of the threads with contradictory views - like this one...
 
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Andrew Prizzi
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Hmmmm, I hadn't noticed the contradiction in the rules (new version). We've been playing you take back half (rounded up). I must have missed the part where it said the opposite. Taking back the lesser half does make more sense though. I wondered why they expressly said that you could open the round by passing. I thought- "Sure you could, but WHY? You can always bid one and pass when it comes back around to you. You force the other players to bid higher, you could end up with a better house, and you still pay nothing." Opening the auction with a pass would never make sense- unless you were broke. Paying the bigger half to the bank, would make a round opening pass worthwhile in some cases. I'll have to reread the rules, and try it out the other way next time we play.
 
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Greg Cox
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ok I got this answer from Uberplay:

The only rule that is ambiguous is this:

When you bid, you pay have to the bank rounded up. So if you bid 3 and pass, you pay 2. If you bid 5, you pay 3. If you bid 1 you pay 1.
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Greg Cox
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and this:

Yes, the rules are printed wrong and we will fix on our next printing.
 
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