In adding a 5th player, it feels like another player's worth of whales should be included as a part of the expansion, yet none are added. Any ideas why this is the case?
Good question. The expansion adds many goodies but no extra whale tiles. I imagine a real skirmish develops as the good whales get scarce (also part of the historical elements of the game). Players might have to use the Wheelhouse to get game play priority or choose a Ships Log card (if they are being used) or choose to build more as the rules allows for more building tiles being available. Another option is to add in the White Whale promo tiles (if you have it) and opt to not remove the 4 whales with the Blue Whale in the game. Play a variety of ways and see what works best.