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Luiz Bayard Athayde
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Can anyone answer me why the exception of the rule of discarding containers at final scoring - if, at endgame, the container color with value of 5/10 is in the tie, it MUST be the one discarted?
 
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mark sellmeyer
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if your questioning why the 5/10 rule if you have to discard a color, you see if you have all 5 colors, then you discard one of the ones you have the most of.

If your questioning why you have discard the 5/10 color if in the tie, it just makes the collecting of colors trickier. I think it adds more depth to the game.
 
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Kevin Nesbitt
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The primary goal of the mechanic is to dissuade "cherry-picking" only one colour of good the whole game. The game is too easy if a player can simply ship only colour(s) he needs, promoting a solitaire approach to an otherwise interactive game.

Realistically speaking, a micro-economy, like on an island, would not be able to support accidental overpurchase of commodities. Foodstuffs would not sell, and would rot on the dock.

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