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Subject: Joker and Symbol - do you have a choice which to play? rss

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Martin S
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If you have both the required symbol and a Joker Hobbit card, can you choose which one to use or must the correct symbol be played if you have it?

I know you can choose not to discard a card and take the consequences but wondered whether there was a priority order for playing the Hobbit cards?
 
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Stepen Street
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I don't believe there is any order of priority - you are free to choose whichever.
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Martin S
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Excellent and thanks for the quick reply. Introducing 3 new players to the game tonight.
 
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Achtung_Panzer10 wrote:
Introducing 3 new players to the game tonight.

Get Chris Lawson's Expanded (detailed) Rules if you haven't already. It's invaluable.
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Mark L
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You're always free to use a joker in lieu of any other symbol; there's nothing in the rules that suggests you must play the actual symbol if you have it. But it's usually better to do so, and save the jokers for when you need them.

And I second the recommendation for Chris Lawson's expanded rules!
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Martin S
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rhinoceros wrote:
Achtung_Panzer10 wrote:
Introducing 3 new players to the game tonight.

Get Chris Lawson's Expanded (detailed) Rules if you haven't already. It's invaluable.


Already had this guide as I got the game and all it's expansions when it originally came out. Just a bit rusty as I haven't pleayed for a while. Hopefully the group will progress on to using the expansions but we'll start with the base game and 4 Hobbit players.
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