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Curt Carpenter
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I just played my first game last night. It was a 4p game. It seemed like there just enough patricians. I.e. after the 5th round the patrician draw piles were empty. How does this work with 5p, since 1 more patrician is required every round? We guessed than maybe you recycles the patricians not chosen from previous rounds, if any, but the rules explicitly say unchosen patricians are out of the game.
 
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Mik Svellov
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There are 36 Patricians, but you only need 35 in a 5-player game: 7 tiles per round in 5 rounds.

In a 4-player game you only use 30 Patricians: 6 tiles x 5 rounds.
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Curt Carpenter
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Hmmm... I guess we must have inadvertently played six rounds. Thanks.
 
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We just place a die on the starting player marker, and rotate it to the next highest number when we pass it.
 
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Colorado_Jeff wrote:
We just place a die on the starting player marker, and rotate it to the next highest number when we pass it.


Or just count out the provinces ahead of time and put the un-needed ones back in the box
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Or just count out the provinces ahead of time and put the un-needed ones back in the box


That works great too. I'm just lazy, and rotating the die is simple enough. It also allows everyone to see which round it is at a glance.
 
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Great Dane wrote:
The easiest way is to remember that the game must be over when you cannot refill the entire display completely.

ut this doesn't work in 4p, at least with all the patricians, right? I liked the idea of removing patricians at game start so the number of patricians in play indicates how many turns left. You could even make one pile per turn.
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curtc wrote:
Great Dane wrote:
The easiest way is to remember that the game must be over when you cannot refill the entire display completely.

ut this doesn't work in 4p, at least with all the patricians, right? I liked the idea of removing patricians at game start so the number of patricians in play indicates how many turns left. You could even make one pile per turn.


I'd still recommend counting out the provinces. There are less of them so it doesn't take as long
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Yeah, sure. Pre-count out everything.
 
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curtc wrote:
Yeah, sure. Pre-count out everything.


Gah! You know what I meant
 
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Yeah, I'm agreeing with you.
 
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