Great Dane wrote:
- and furthermore: every Forest tile built, means that one random and unknown Plantation tile has been removed from play!
That's not correct for the alea version.
If you own an active forest house, you still do your normal selection from the face-up tiles. Then you may lay down *this* tile face down as forest. So it isn't a random tile that's missing, but one the player selected (and denied to the other players).