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I hope I didn't misread the rules but if everyone's only given 50 coins at the beginning and we don't ever take money from the bank, does the game in this case, come with too many extra coins?
 
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Nigel McNaughton
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You score up at the end with them. You'll have quite a bit of money then.
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Des Lee
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The extras are for quickly changing up at the end of the game to count your final score. They're not strictly speaking necessary.
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Better to have extra than short.
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We have been playing a variant by accident due to a misunderstanding when originally taught the game. We have been playing that legal goods get paid out at the end of each round after inspection has been made.

This usually means that running out of money is not an issue and it is one less thing to worry about at the end of the game. We just add up the coins, then King and Queen and then the value of contraband for a total score.
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LFITQ wrote:
We have been playing a variant by accident due to a misunderstanding when originally taught the game. We have been playing that legal goods get paid out at the end of each round after inspection has been made.

This usually means that running out of money is not an issue and it is one less thing to worry about at the end of the game. We just add up the coins, then King and Queen and then the value of contraband for a total score.


The only problem with that is that it makes it messy to bargain with goods, ie: promising to give someone 2 apples if they don't check your bag.
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losfp wrote:
LFITQ wrote:
We have been playing a variant by accident due to a misunderstanding when originally taught the game. We have been playing that legal goods get paid out at the end of each round after inspection has been made.

This usually means that running out of money is not an issue and it is one less thing to worry about at the end of the game. We just add up the coins, then King and Queen and then the value of contraband for a total score.


The only problem with that is that it makes it messy to bargain with goods, ie: promising to give someone 2 apples if they don't check your bag.


Yeah but we also played, incorrectly, that you could only offer goods in your bag. Once items were placed in score areas they were there for the rest of the game.
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Also, running out of coins is supposed to be possible, forcing you to sell those apples/bread/cheese/chickens before the end to get more coins, but you lose them when counting for King/Queen. It makes making outlandish bribes or checking everyone much more dangerous.
 
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BathTubNZ wrote:
You score up at the end with them. You'll have quite a bit of money then.


This works, although I would highly recommend downloading the free App for scoring - when we use the App it feels like we can shave a game's total time down and people are excited to play again since the scoring can really drag.
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c4dillon wrote:
BathTubNZ wrote:
You score up at the end with them. You'll have quite a bit of money then.


This works, although I would highly recommend downloading the free App for scoring - when we use the App it feels like we can shave a game's total time down and people are excited to play again since the scoring can really drag.


I just put the money tray in the middle and tell everyone to grab the correct amount of counts for their goods, and then we figured out the king and queen as a group. It doesn't take too long.

Although this method doesn't work well if you play with people likely to cheat.
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NinjaMike wrote:
c4dillon wrote:
BathTubNZ wrote:
You score up at the end with them. You'll have quite a bit of money then.


This works, although I would highly recommend downloading the free App for scoring - when we use the App it feels like we can shave a game's total time down and people are excited to play again since the scoring can really drag.


I just put the money tray in the middle and tell everyone to grab the correct amount of counts for their goods, and then we figured out the king and queen as a group. It doesn't take too long.

Although this method doesn't work well if you play with people likely to cheat.


People likely to cheat won't make it very many games in my group. We don't take kindly to their type.
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peugeot206 wrote:
I hope I didn't misread the rules but if everyone's only given 50 coins at the beginning and we don't ever take money from the bank, does the game in this case, come with too many extra coins?


You can play a slight variant where people can opt to sell their goods back to the bank to get the immediate cash value, of course, this will also mean they can't get any bonuses if they held on to until end of game.
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