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Peter L.
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Have the brewery and master brewer cards been removed in the revised edition? I'm still pretty new to the game (just learned the rules on the iPhone version) and I'm not sure if the beer-related cards are even very good, but I liked the theme of making a village brewery. It was a little disappointing to not find them in the new version.

Could they be added in a later revised expansion? Thanks in advance, and sorry if this was covered in an earlier post and I missed it.
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Mr. Grace
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The Belgium Deck features several beer cards, from memory.

IIRC, one of them offers quite a few Bonus Points in exchange for doing nothing in a few rounds....

If indeed the beer has been bowdlerised out of the new edition, perhaps that's because the original design came out of a European culture, but now the biggest single market for the game lies elsewhere, with a different cultural attitude. That single market may not be the majority of consumers, but it is probably critically important to the commercial success of the product. In effect, one culture, even a minority one, may exercise a veto over all others.

Cf : the bowdlerised art work on the box of the France Deck.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expurgation
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Geoff Burkman
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I would imagine that these cards aren't part of the standard revised edition because, in general, they were determined to be weak cards that will rarely, if ever, get played.
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Peter L.
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Thanks for the info, I was just worried my set may have been missing some cards.
 
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You should have 48 Occupations and 48 Minor Improvements.
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