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Martins Livens
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When merger is announced, first bid is made by announcer, but who makes next bid and in what order?

I always played that bidding is in turn order and after announcer bids next player in the turn order and so on. In a result player before announcer, but probably higher in turn order bids last.

But we can imagine several other ways:
a) around the table;
b) in turn order, but as first bids announcer skipping second bid each round;
c) in turn order, announcer is not obligate overbid himself;

what is your choice?
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Matt Davis
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We typically play that the announcer bids first and then go clockwise from there. Otherwise someone's head explodes.
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Gustav Ã…kerfelt
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The player announcing the merger MUST make the first bid, the as per the rules (P.5) "Bidding then proceeds in the order of play."

So my choice would be d)
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Paladin_fin wrote:
The player announcing the merger MUST make the first bid, the as per the rules (P.5) "Bidding then proceeds in the order of play."

So my choice would be d)


Announcer must make first bid. All my mentioned variants was following this rule.
"In order of play", somehow i overlooked this sentence at rule re-read yesterday.

lets make example to clarify it:

players order: A B C D E
sit at table: B D C E A
announcer: C

my used method (call it OP variant):
bidding order : (C, D, E, A, B,) (C, D,..) and so one

a) variant

bidding order: (C, E, A, B, D,) (C, E,..) and so on

b) variant
bidding order: (C, A, B, D, E,) (C, A,..) and so on

c) variant
bidding order: C, (A, B, C, D, E,) (A, B, C, D,..) and so one

how look you variant (d), maybe it's here allready?

 
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Gustav Ã…kerfelt
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Using the example above, the OP variant would be right.
(So long as every player was allowed to take part in the bidding)

Player C starts, and then play proceeds from him in play order.

 
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Greg Low
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I agree that the OP example is the correct one, but this is a minor issue. Turn order during mergers has to be consistent, but it is very rare that this turn order chances who wins the merger, nevermind who wins the game.

Best,
-Greg
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John Lyons Beck
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talrich wrote:
I agree that the OP example is the correct one, but this is a minor issue. Turn order during mergers has to be consistent, but it is very rare that this turn order chances who wins the merger, nevermind who wins the game.

Best,
-Greg


Yeah, turn order for our group is Inviolate-- everything goes by the wooden markers. But really, it hasn't changed the problem of bidding too much for a company you can't ship or letting someone buy a cheap company that makes bank.

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dyvim tanelorn
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See also here http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1002055/bidding-order-during...
 
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