Are discards supposed to be face up or face down?Face up.
Page 4 (Menagerie actions) says "Discarded cards are placed face up, so that the discard pile is easily distinguished, onto the relevant discard pile (1 to 3)."This is correct.
But on page 6 (Breed action) it says "Place the discarded cards face down on the corresponding discard piles 1 to 3."Apologies. For a long time in development we played with the discard piles face down so that players could not see what the other players were discarding. But I was persuaded this actually didn't matter and it was more important to be able to distinguish easily the draw and discard piles. I amended the rules on page 4 but missed this on page 6.[/q]
Or are we supposed to have mixed discard piles of face up and face down cards?!Not intended. I think that would be cause delays if you need to reshuffle to decks.
I hope you enjoy the game.