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Subject: Can players bid on the same city during Contract Bids? rss

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Byron Cox
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The Mayfair/Lookout rules (Updated Rules based on the Retuned 1853 Rules) state concerning Contract Bids:

"2.5.4......When it is your turn you write down (secretly) the name of a City in your bid and claim (publicly) a Share associated with that City."

Q1: As writing down the name of a city is performed secretly does that imply that players are permitted to write down the name of the same City as another player?

Q2: In theory, at a least, could all players attempt to copy one another, and try to write down the same Cities as one another?
 
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Travis Dean
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There's nothing stopping two players from writing down the same city name in their bids and this will probably happen that at least 2 players in the game share at least 1 city in their secret bid. Since it's secret, they won't know.

It's theoretically possible that all players end up with a more or less identical city list, but this would be highly unlikely. Since city bids are written in secret, 'copying' another player would be incredibly difficult.
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Eric Brosius
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Yes; not only can they bid on the same city, they can't do much to avoid doing so since the cities are written down secretly.
 
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i do not think there is a way to stop everyone writing down the same set of cities because it is all blinded.
 
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