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Matt
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Silly question, what are the numbers in the upper left and right hand corners of the cards used for?
 
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That's the price you pay in cards.

Ie: a 4 means you have to put down / pay 4 cards when building this building.
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Mik Svellov
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"put down" as in "discard from hand".
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Very confusing they choose to do it this way. One corner would of sufficed. I had the same question a year ago. Why? There is no good answer.
 
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Dan Blum
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Certainly there's a good answer - having information in both left and right corners means people can see the information no matter which way they fan the cards.
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jcaraway wrote:
Very confusing they choose to do it this way. One corner would of sufficed. I had the same question a year ago. Why? There is no good answer.


If you look at Bridge or Poker cards, they have numbers in all four corners. So this is a traditional way to put key information on cards.
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Thanks all for answering this question for me.
 
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tool wrote:
Certainly there's a good answer - having information in both left and right corners means people can see the information no matter which way they fan the cards.


Yup. I never really thought about this until a few weeks back when a left-handed gamer grumbled, "Grr, another right-handed card game," which only had indexes on one corner of the cards but not the other. I think it was Cockroach Poker, but I'm not sure.

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