Hello, in the past few days during game tryout we've run into a question cc. the "Royal Baths Park" tile. What does the "you score 2 [parks]" mean: - that it counts as two parks in every scoring round (hence, when residential areas are adjacent to it, they score double)? [in addition to this, how are parks adjacent to this tile counted: as one large area or separately?..] - that when you count your parks, you should add 2 to the score and adjust the amount of victory point accordingly? - something else?
Yes, but unfortunately it didn't make it clearer. [Thing is, should the tile be counted as 2 parks, and if there're at least 2 residential areas adjacent to it, it gives the player such a boost early in the game that is, we feel, (almost?) impossible to counter.]
A "park" is not just the green space of one tile; it is the area made up of all connected green spaces of several tiles (or possibly only one tile if the green space of that tile is not connected to green spaces of any other tiles). Normally, during scoring, you can only score one of these "park" areas in your city; but this special tile allows you to score two separate "park" areas.