Galactic Doug wrote:
It's all a matter of turns that your opponenets do not know what you are going to do with. If you have the above 3 figures and your opponent also has three they might make different choices based on where you place your units. IMHO
That is right. I think one would be giving away an advantage by placing more than 1 figure into the discovery box at a time. If your opponent knows you have no more figures left to place, he knows exactly how many he needs to put in, say, the merchant box to claim the merchant ship, or knows you have nothing to put into a warfare box and so he's safe there, etc.