Just received the game today here in Los Angeles and excited to play tonight.
Was a little confused by all the hidden/shown cards in/out of the force field. But specifically...
If the agent submits a card to the visitor that makes it past the force field, does it occupy one of the 8 card spots (in a card stand, oriented in a way that the kid cannot see)? Or inside the force field but not on a card spot?
If the former, what do you do if there are more than 8 cards? Take the old card out of the stand, place it face down and put the new card (in a card stand) on top of it?
We are working on a watch it played video, but in the mean time:
There are 8 spots for face up cards inside the forcefield, and 8 for face up cards outside. Face down cards don't count towards that limit. Keep the face down cards that pass through on the edge of the board (or in a stand on the edge of the board). Keep the face down cards that don't pass through in front of the player who played them. When face down cards are revealed by the Trust track, they then take up a spot!
(We're planning on doing a livestream to teach the game this weekend, 3/31/18)