I am working on overcoming my AP. Here is my 'to do' plan ...so far: 1).
THAT would be a very rare occasion indeed. I would laugh and celebrate with everyone playing. From what I remember, yep, one skipped phase.
Remember, at the beginning of the game, pour all the cubes through the tower. If significant numbers get stuck your tower might have been built backwards. Check that the tabs line up with the correct slot 'letter'.