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Re: Mint Works (2015 Mint Tin Design Contest entry)
mundungus wrote:

In your font, the numeral '1' and the capital letter 'I' look identical. I don't think it actually causes confusion anywhere, but it gives the reader pause.

This times a million =)

Cool game!
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Thanks for the feedback Peter!

These are all things that I'll work on fixing for the next update.


Points are tracked on the cards (the stars on the bottom) so you can see by face up (built) cards how many points each player has.

Any buildings text is only ever active once it has been built, so in the instance of the Museum, the bonus points don't count until it has been built by the player that owns it.
 
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How do we keep track of points? With paper, or are there point tokens?

Do you mean the number of stars on built buildings (I just add them up each time I do a check - game end is triggered at 7, which isn't much to add each time), or wins across multiple games?
 
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njshaw2 wrote:
mundungus wrote:
How do we keep track of points? With paper, or are there point tokens?

Do you mean the number of stars on built buildings (I just add them up each time I do a check - game end is triggered at 7, which isn't much to add each time), or wins across multiple games?

I was asking about the former, so just looking at the cards should be fine.
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Any buildings text is only ever active once it has been built, so in the instance of the Museum, the bonus points don't count until it has been built by the player that owns it.

I guess it was the description of the Museum in the rules that threw me. Alternate wording: "Each culture building built by this player is worth 1 additional point. It does not matter if the culture building was built before or after the museum."
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Re: Mint Works (2015 Mint Tin Design Contest entry)
We gave this a try last night. Nothing mind-blowing, but it works cleanly, offers some strategic choices, and scratches the worker/mint placement itch in 15 minutes.

We did one thing wrong: we were using the 4-player side of the work location cards, even though there were only 2 of us. This would be less likely if I had printed the cards double-sided. I don't think the rules say anywhere to use the appropriate side; it just depends on the players' knowledge of gaming convention.

My wife did mix up the building dealership and building manufacturer once. This probably wouldn't happen in a second game. Possible improvement: call an unbuilt building a "blueprint" and put artwork to that effect on the back.

Keep up the good work!
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Is it possible to give some explanations about the WHOLESALE building? When does a player put mint tokens on it? What does the +2 means. I use the ver.4.1 of the rules. Thank you in advance.
 
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lazgeorg wrote:
Is it possible to give some explanations about the WHOLESALE building? When does a player put mint tokens on it? What does the +2 means. I use the ver.4.1 of the rules. Thank you in advance.

Once the "Wholesaler" has been built (is face up in front of a player.) It becomes an additional location for players to place their Mint Tokens. It works exactly the same as the "Produce Mints" main location, with the exception that the mint placed on "Wholesaler" goes to the owner of the "Wholesaler" at the end of the round, rather than back to the supply.
 
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Oh i see! Thank you for the quick response. I have printed your game and in the next couple of days i will be able to play it.
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Very awesome! I look forward to hearing your feedback!
 
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Re: Mint Works (2015 Mint Tin Design Contest entry)
On 15th of July you mention...(which means it's entirely possible to buy and build the same building in one round) [for ver2] does this mean you can take as many placements in each round as you wish or just 1 placement as you mention in ver.4.1 of the rules? If the first is true isn't the buying of the first player token a free action?
 
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Re: Mint Works (2015 Mint Tin Design Contest entry)
I think you're confusing Rounds with Turns.

A round consists of many player turns, here's an example that will hopefully clarify it a little bit more:

You and I are playing.

-You're first player. You place a couple mints to buy a building card and keep it face down. That's your turn.

-For my turn, I decide to produce some mints.

-Now it's your turn again. You have 2 mints left and decide to build the building you just bought last turn. That's the end of your turn.

-I decide to buy a new building with all but one of my mints. That's the end of my turn.

-Now it's your turn, you have no actions you can or want to do, so you pass. You can no longer participate in this round, as you've passed.

-It's my turn now, i decide to take first player.

-It's my turn again, and I decide to pass.

-Now the player turns phase of the round is over, and we move on to check to see if the game has ended, or if we need to continue on to a new round.
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That's clear enough. Thank you very much.
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Hey there, downloaded your Tabletop Simulator module and it seems to be a gem of a game.

I suppose I needed clarification on the "make first player" location though. In that, can the first player continually rebuy their right to be first player? I know that the effect lasts until someone else buys into that slot, however as the first player can't you block the location from others by placing a mint there every round on your first turn?
 
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Re: Mint Works (2015 Mint Tin Design Contest entry)
William, thanks for stopping by! I hadn't realized Mint Works had made its way on to Tabletop Simulator, that's pretty neat! I'll have to subscribe to that and keep an eye on it.

As for the answer to your question. Yes the first player can continue to buy first player over and over. It comes at a cost however. If your first action you do, is to take first player - you aren't actually getting any benefit from being first. Every other player gets to place on a more powerful location before you do.

So while it's possible, I wouldn't recommend it as a strategy.
 
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Hi Justin. Just wanted to thank you for entering this design into the mint tin contest this year. I really enjoyed playing this one (I think it was an earlier version). It's been fun to watch this design come to life over the last couples months!
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This looks fantastic and I'm definitely going to have to print this out and give it a shot. I love having watched your process going from iteration to iteration and incorporating ideas from the other designers.

Justin, if you'd like I could probably get Mint Works up on Tabletopia as well for more exposure.
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I actually had started that process but you are more than welcome to do it. As time is a very limited resource for me at the moment.
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Justin, the download link for v4.1 that's on the original post only provides the rulebook, not the components.
 
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simenzo wrote:
Justin, the download link for v4.1 that's on the original post only provides the rulebook, not the components.

Oh wow! Oops! I've now fixed it.

Here's the link for ease.

https://goo.gl/IbPcEA
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Congrats on your overall win! planning to print this out and give it a test run. Very pretty game.

Side note - the truck card has a misspelling of efficient
 
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Thank you very much!

Also, thanks for the catch on that misspelling!
 
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Just wanted to stop in here any let anybody know that might be subscribed to this thread still, That Mint Works is officially in the BGG Database now, and will be going to Kickstarter in the near future.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/200077/mint-works
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Great news Justin! Will there be any big changes between the contest version and the published version? Good luck on the upcoming campaign!!
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There are a few changes, mostly balance and quality of life stuff.
 
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