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Tony Fanchi
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Having just read the English rules, I'm a little uncertain about how the animal and goods decks work. In the setup, it has you shuffle the animals and goods and place them each into two separate face up piles. It calls these "open piles" (p. 2 sidebar). My interpretation of "open" means players can look through those piles at any time. Is that correct?

Later in the rulebook (p. 9), in the explanation of the ship and pasture cards, it says "When you place a ship/pasture in your estate, take one good/animal card from one of the two decks and place it in your storage." This part is a bit ambiguous to me. It could be interpreted that you can take any card from in either of the appropriate decks. However, that would make shuffling the cards and separating them into two decks pointless, so it must mean that you can only take the top card from one of the appropriate decks. Is that the case, or am I missing something?
 
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I dont think you can look through them ever. You can just pick from the two top available ones.
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I think open is meant to be similar to the face up decks in Bruges. You can see the top cards and that's it.
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I assumed it meant the two piles of animals, and the two piles of goods, are face-up and you get to choose the top card from either pile of the appropriate type (giving you a LITTLE bit of choice).
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how do animals exactly work?

i get them with the green cards putting them in my warehouse.
And then? All i do is to try to get four different and that's it?
 
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toerck wrote:
how do animals exactly work?

i get them with the green cards putting them in my warehouse.
And then? All i do is to try to get four different and that's it?

You're trying to get sets of different animals. You can have multiple sets. From the rulebook (p. 14):
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Example: Megan owns 3 sheep, 2 cattle and 1 chicken.
She gets 3 victory points for this (2 for sheep + cattle
+ chicken, 1 for sheep + cattle; nothing for the single
sheep).
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We've been playing where players are allowed to look through the face-up piles (but must take the top). I would expect that if players could not look through the piles they would be face-down and only the top card would be revealed. If players cannot look through them, why make them face-up at all? After all they occasionally get knocked and you unintentionally see the next cards.
 
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