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Nick Clinite
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In my fourth game, this happened.

* Me reading rulebook between turns *
* Does a double-take *

Me: "Wait, WHAT?!?! Um ... so we've been doing Production cards all wrong ... you get the Production value as soon as you play the card, in addition to any Building Bonus."

* blank stares and agape mouths *

Me: "Oh no .... oohhhh noooo ... I think the game just doubled in length."

And the rulebook was quite blatant about that rule, I don't know why I missed it. I blame my brain just tying Production to Production Phase, and Building Bonus to building alone.
 
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islan wrote:
In my fourth game, this happened.

* Me reading rulebook between turns *
* Does a double-take *

Me: "Wait, WHAT?!?! Um ... so we've been doing Production cards all wrong ... you get the Production value as soon as you play the card, in addition to any Building Bonus."

* blank stares and agape mouths *

Me: "Oh no .... oohhhh noooo ... I think the game just doubled in length."

And the rulebook was quite blatant about that rule, I don't know why I missed it. I blame my brain just tying Production to Production Phase, and Building Bonus to building alone.


Same applies to Deals.
 
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Slashdoctor wrote:

Same applies to Deals.


That I knew. Deals were very important in the first round, I thought. Now, not so much.
 
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islan wrote:
In my fourth game, this happened.

* Me reading rulebook between turns *
* Does a double-take *

Me: "Wait, WHAT?!?! Um ... so we've been doing Production cards all wrong ... you get the Production value as soon as you play the card, in addition to any Building Bonus."

And the rulebook was quite blatant about that rule, I don't know why I missed it. I blame my brain just tying Production to Production Phase, and Building Bonus to building alone.


We missed this rule the first few times as well. Not the best organized rulebook in the world. Yes, the information is all there, but it seems to be written in a way that makes it easy to miss important details like this.
 
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Aernout Casier
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Still, there's not need for a 4P game to last over 60 minutes
 
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AernoutMJC wrote:
Still, there's not need for a 4P game to last over 60 minutes


Are you saying that you can finish a 4P Imperial Settlers game in 60 minutes? wow

That would equal only 15 minutes of play time per player for 5 ages, which means 3 minutes per age.
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I think the rules do suggest that you play in tandem, not sequentially. I have only played this game solo, however, and it takes me on average 20 minutes for 3 rounds.
 
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emptyset wrote:
AernoutMJC wrote:
Still, there's not need for a 4P game to last over 60 minutes


Are you saying that you can finish a 4P Imperial Settlers game in 60 minutes? wow

That would equal only 15 minutes of play time per player for 5 ages, which means 3 minutes per age.

It's definitely not much longer
Mind you, this is with only players who know the game well.
 
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MarkP1981 wrote:
I think the rules do suggest that you play in tandem, not sequentially. I have only played this game solo, however, and it takes me on average 20 minutes for 3 rounds.


nope.... i definitely says you perform the actions one action per player rotating clockwise.

Quote:
Starting with the First player and continuing clockwise, each player performs one action at a time. The Player can take any available action or pass.


production phase is done simultaneously however,
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Yeah, the game would be practically unplayable with simultaneous play.
 
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islan wrote:
In my fourth game, this happened.

* Me reading rulebook between turns *
* Does a double-take *

Me: "Wait, WHAT?!?! Um ... so we've been doing Production cards all wrong ... you get the Production value as soon as you play the card, in addition to any Building Bonus."

* blank stares and agape mouths *

Me: "Oh no .... oohhhh noooo ... I think the game just doubled in length."

And the rulebook was quite blatant about that rule, I don't know why I missed it. I blame my brain just tying Production to Production Phase, and Building Bonus to building alone.


We made the same mistake, and I only found out about it after reading the forums here and wondering about the scores people claimed to have gotten, which seemed completely impossible to me.
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I did the same thing! After 2 plays I realized we were playing the production cards and doing deals wrong.
 
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Our games last at least 30 minutes per player. Sometimes even longer. It does seem to drag on a little the last round or two but I still love it.
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