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Jonathan Tang
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Played a game the other night where none of the 3-point resources were on the board. So it was all ice and the 2-point resources.

This caused a major problem during the tenth round scoring, because we ran out of tokens for both resources. And we couldn't use the unused 3-point resource tokens to make change because the number of tokens are important for scoring Most Ice Tokens or the other Bonus card (can't recall what its called).

Anyone else have this problem in a normal game? Or will this only happen when there are no 3-point resources in play?

Would a scoring track be useful?
 
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Scott Borton
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This has now happened to me twice in a row, and all resource types were represented on the board. There just aren't enough tokens. I have the French edition, if that makes any difference.
 
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Hmmm, I haven't run into this, but I have only played it twice, when there were about an even run of all three resources on the board. Sounds like you might need to bust out with a pen and parchment for that problem. Or try emailing Asmodee, maybe they will send you some more tokens. Or maybe they will send you a pen and parchment.

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The rules mention that the square resource tokens can be used to represent three scoring tokens of the same resource. For turn Ten scoring, instead of placing new scoring tokens on the board, we simply give the square resource token to the area's winner. We count the square token as three of the scoring tokens for purposes of most ice tokens, etc.

If there is a tie for area control, we simply exchange the resource token for three scoring tokens (from a player's stock) and distribute the tokens. Again, we always count the square tokens as three scoring tokens for all purposes.

This solution has worked well for us.

 
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kimbo wrote:
The rules mention that the square resource tokens can be used to represent three scoring tokens of the same resource. For turn Ten scoring, instead of placing new scoring tokens on the board, we simply give the square resource token to the area's winner. We count the square token as three of the scoring tokens for purposes of most ice tokens, etc.

If there is a tie for area control, we simply exchange the resource token for three scoring tokens (from a player's stock) and distribute the tokens. Again, we always count the square tokens as three scoring tokens for all purposes.

This solution has worked well for us.



This is what the rules say to do also, despite that it's worded really terribly. The rulebook, that is. Not your explanation. That was rather clear.
 
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Byron White
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We have used the square resource markers to represent ten points each, that seems to work well.
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