I just discovered that we might have been playing wrong. If you draw two tokens from a stack of four, do you still get to draw a 3rd token of a different color?
We'd been under the impression that you sacrificed a token in order to double up on one specific color.
Nope, you've been playing correct - you take either 2 of the same colour to monopolise, or 3 from different colours for variety.
That same group enlightened me that when you take a gold token and a reserve card that that can be from the face up cards and not just the face down decks, is that also false?
Nope, this is also correct - your option aren't limited to what's face up on the board / top