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Rich P
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Are discards supposed to be face up or face down? 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)." But on page 6 (Breed action) it says "Place the discarded cards face down on the corresponding discard piles 1 to 3." Which is correct? Or are we supposed to have mixed discard piles of face up and face down cards?!
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I had this question too ...but reading the rules three times ...I am playing it face up as I have not come across anything that interferes or manipulates the discard stack ...but it would be good to get an official answer from Richard ...

Happy gaming

Ric

Ps this is my favourite game from Richard ever ...excellent design ...
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woodnoggin wrote:
Are discards supposed to be face up or face down?
Face up.
woodnoggin wrote:
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.
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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]
woodnoggin wrote:
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.
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Richard, thanks for confirming.
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Yes ...thx Richard ...marvellous game ...

We love it ...although it does give me a headache lol...


So many difficult choices but I think that's what makes the game so clever ...

Ric
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