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Subject: Ships and Food rss

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Katy Geppert
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Would someone please explain the table on the ship cards. I don't understand how to figure out how much food we get per ship. It is supposed to increase as the number of ships increase, correct?
 
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Rick Holt
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I believe that table is telling you the amount of food provided by that ship depending on the number of players in the game.
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Daniel Winterhalter
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The table tells you how much food per round that ship produces for you- based on the number of players who are playing in that game. For example, a wooden ship is worth 2 food in a 4 player game, but only 1 food in a 5 player game. Food generated by multiple ships is added up (a player w/ 2 wooden ships in a 4 player game receives 4 food, 2 ea from 2 ships) but the quantity of food you receive from each ship never changes.

Hope this helps!
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Katy Geppert
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Trekspert1 wrote:
The table tells you how much food per round that ship produces for you- based on the number of players who are playing in that game. For example, a wooden ship is worth 2 food in a 4 player game, but only 1 food in a 5 player game. Food generated by multiple ships is added up (a player w/ 2 wooden ships in a 4 player game receives 4 food, 2 ea from 2 ships) but the quantity of food you receive from each ship never changes.

Hope this helps!


Thanks for the clarification. It seems like you get less opportunites for food in a 4 or 5 player game. So, why don't they give you more food for each ship in a 4 player game than in a 2 player game (for example)? It just seems like they are making it harder for a larger crowd.
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Rick Holt
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One observation - there are a lot more harvests in a 4 or 5 player game relative to a 2 or 3 player game. So - in that sense - it is easier to generate food in game with more players.
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Corin A. Friesen
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The amount of food you have to pay at the end of each round in a 4 or 5 player game is very little compared to 2 and 3, especially 1.
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The amount of food you need also varies with player count, not just the number of turns you get to come up with it. The five player game, in particular, requires much less food than other player counts.
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Katy Geppert
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Thanks everyone. My group hasn't played it yet so that is why some things are a little confusing. This past week I took the time to read the rules, set up the game board and punch out all the pieces so it would be a little faster playing and this comment about the ships and food just didn't click.

Again, thanks!

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