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Pete Hornburg
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Hi all,

I just picked up a copy of Ys, haven't even played yet, but noticed in the rules (1st ed.) on page 1:

"Finally, Ys can also be played by 5 or 6 players.
This is why some squares of the board are there,
even if they are not mentioned in this booklet!
More info on the official site

www.ystari.com/ys"


Unfortunately, that link no longer works. I've looked on BGG, but haven't been able to find a way to make the base game playable with 5.

Does anyone have this info?

*I realize I'd probably have to make some similar bid markers using a cut dowel (or something similar), but would the rest of the game remain the same?

I also realize I could try to get the expansion, which includes the materials for a 5th player, but don't have any interest in picking up at this time. My goal is to be able to up it to 5P on occasion without an additional purchase, as it indicates is possible in the rules.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Dan Blum
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Re: Looking for 5P rules for base game
If you look at the top link in the Web Links section, it takes you to the Ystari page for the game. The Ys+ rules include the 5-player rules.
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Re: Looking for 5P rules for base game
http://www.ystari.com/home/games/originals/ys-en/
 
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Re: Looking for 5P rules for base game
Awesome. Thank you. Have a GG!

5 Player Game
"To be able to play this version you must use the blue
brokers included in this expansion. The 4-player rules
are all still valid, but :
Take one ‘1’ broker and one ‘3’ broker away from your
starting pool of eleven brokers (put them back into the
box).

To fill the market, use the four gems of the ‘Ship’ card
which has been drawn (counting the big gem twice).
Those four gems are placed randomly on lines 0, 1, 2
and 3 of the market. During the broker placing phase,
players will consequently be able to place brokers on
line 0 (which will grant one victory point, like the other
lines).

The bet for the turn order is settled as usual, but do not
forget to add Order Card ‘5’.

In the broker placing phase, players only play three
turns instead of four (in other words, they place
six brokers – three of them faceup, three of them
facedown – instead of eight).

At the end of the game, when basic gems are counted,
a player who ends up in fifth position for a specific
color scores no points for this color. Likewise, if two
players are tied for the fourth place, neither of them
scores (which is the normal application of the rule for
ties)"

From link: http://www.ystari.com/ys/YS+e.pdf
 
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