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I have the opportunity to purchase a used copy of Android, and I've kindly asked the owner to do a quick cross-reference of the components against the rulebook list. Apparently there is one of twelve "alibi" token missing, and one of fourty-four "baggage" tokens.

I have raised a replacement parts ticket with FF/Asmodee, but it's a long shot and I don't hold out much hope, so I came here to ask if the game is going to be perfectly usable with these missing parts? One of fourty-four makes me think they form a general supply and I'm not going to notice, but one of twelve might be considerably more important?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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It's been a while since I played but I think you are correct in that the baggage token won't be missed. The alibi probably will be. Just double checked and the alibi weren't what i was thinking. You will probably be fine with one missing. I don't recall burning through all 12 in my games. If you get to that point, you can just substitute something else in.

Both of these are just meant to mark things so it shouldn't be a big deal if one of each is missing.
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velvetvoulge wrote:
I have the opportunity to purchase a used copy of Android, and I've kindly asked the owner to do a quick cross-reference of the components against the rulebook list. Apparently there is one of twelve "alibi" token missing, and one of fourty-four "baggage" tokens.

I have raised a replacement parts ticket with FF/Asmodee, but it's a long shot and I don't hold out much hope, so I came here to ask if the game is going to be perfectly usable with these missing parts? One of fourty-four makes me think they form a general supply and I'm not going to notice, but one of twelve might be considerably more important?

Thanks in advance for your help.


It seems extremely unlikely that you would need all of the Alibi or Baggage tokens. I don't think either of them is supposed to be component-limited, and I don't think I've ever come close to running out of either of them.
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I don't think I've ever seen more than three, maybe four alibis placed in a single game. And baggage tokens tend to get set up in multiple piles around the board, none of which get depleted even in a five-player game.

If that's all that's missing then you can consider the copy complete. (If the Chairman Hiro tokens are missing though--watch out! )
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Thanks everyone. Doing a dig through the forums, I see that FF has confirmed it was a misprint in the rulebook regarding the alibi tokens, and there should actually only be 11 anyway!

Let's hope I win this auction, now.
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Good luck, it's my favorite game!
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velvetvoulge wrote:
Thanks everyone. Doing a dig through the forums, I see that FF has confirmed it was a misprint in the rulebook regarding the alibi tokens, and there should actually only be 11 anyway!

Let's hope I win this auction, now.


This is correct, check the FAQ. And you definitely won't miss the baggage token.
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velvetvoulge wrote:
Thanks everyone. Doing a dig through the forums, I see that FF has confirmed it was a misprint in the rulebook regarding the alibi tokens, and there should actually only be 11 anyway!

Let's hope I win this auction, now.


Oh great - a copy I purchased second-hand just arrived, and I had the same question. (Although in my case the assumption was that a helpful 5-year old might've been the cause for a missing token.)

This game doesn't look like it would appeal to everyone, but does look awesome. Very excited to dig into it...
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Do let us know what you think of it! I think it was ahead of its time and it's still an amazing game. I wish FFG would release a 2nd edition.
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