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Subject: Downstairs: Scoring Bonuses rss

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Kelly Counsell
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Hey guys! Quick question for how you guys play...

I have seen a lot of different ways on how downstairs rooms are played. As per the instructions, we play thus;

When a downstairs room is placed in the castle, whatever icon is shown in the middle of the room, for the room bonus, we take a point for each one of those rooms in the hcastle. And this counts towards future rooms. So if for example say a Living Room was featured as the bonus for your downstairs room, and I have 4 of them in my castle I take 4 bonus rooms points and for every living room title I add in the future I take my bonus point.

Can't wait to see what everyone else does
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Jeff Wood
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That is how downstairs rooms work. You get the room points + the bonus points for every room of that type in the castle, both now and future-placements.
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Jeff
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This is how I played with that downstairs bonus. I believe the official app game also plays it this way.
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David Call
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Why would you play any way other then how the rules state?
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Mike DePasquale
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dcall wrote:
Why would you play any way other then how the rules state?


I think it is more of others not understanding the rules and playing incorrectly vs choosing to play another way.
 
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Jeff Wood
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dcall wrote:
Why would you play any way other then how the rules state?


We're all mad here.
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Kevin Elmore
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I've only played this once, so please excuse my ignorance.

It seems to me as I played this that it would be easier to score downstairs bonus points after the game rather than remember to add those points after you add the applicable room although the tiny icons could make it tricky for players to see what someone else needs, so this may provide a reminder to those players.

It may also not be that difficult to remember as downstairs rooms seem to possibly be a late-game strategy. In my game, I dove immediately into downstairs rooms due to one of the favors being tied to them. That just made my game more difficult since my wife knew early on to try to screw me out of food and sleeping rooms. If these are intended to be late-game strategies, then very little might be gained by scoring the downstairs room afterward.
 
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Kuildeous wrote:
I've only played this once, so please excuse my ignorance.

It seems to me as I played this that it would be easier to score downstairs bonus points after the game rather than remember to add those points after you add the applicable room although the tiny icons could make it tricky for players to see what someone else needs, so this may provide a reminder to those players.

It may also not be that difficult to remember as downstairs rooms seem to possibly be a late-game strategy. In my game, I dove immediately into downstairs rooms due to one of the favors being tied to them. That just made my game more difficult since my wife knew early on to try to screw me out of food and sleeping rooms. If these are intended to be late-game strategies, then very little might be gained by scoring the downstairs room afterward.


Well, you have to buy the rooms when you can. If basement rooms come up early, someone's going to get them. The downside is that, yes, your opponents know what rooms you will get a bonus for, but on the flip side, at least no one else is getting that bonus since you have the basement room already.
 
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