Can someone explain this in their own words. I am lost reading the directions.
I haven't played this one yet, but I'm not sure I can see what is confusing. It would help to know what you feel is ambiguous.
My reading... Every person gets 4 cards at random The first player picks two cards from their hand and hand them to the player next in turn order (based on the arrow direction). That player chooses 1 of the two cards and offers you the other.
Then each of you find the piece on your card and add it to your structure. If the piece you add is touching another piece with the same color or shape, then you earn a fan token*.
At the end of the game (1 person has dropped 5+ pieces), then each player returns 1 fan for any of their fallen pieces. Then hand out bonus fans for tallest buildings.
* probably a good idea to use the different color fans for this one.
So essentially you're trying to add pieces to your structure so that the pieces match in either color or shape in order to earn fans and then you're also trying to have the tallest building. . .