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Subject: Alibi Action Token and Hourglass rss

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Richard Hirschman
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I am learning the rules to the game.
Under the section describing what happens if the investigator chooses the Alibi Action token and takes an Alibi card, the manual states, "Mr. Jack loses any hourglasses that were on the card."
1) What does this statement mean? How and which hourglasses does Mr. Jack lose - ones he already accumulated?
2) Does Mr. Jack lose hourglasses only if the appropriate area tile is turned to its empty side during the Alibi Action?
I must be missing something very obvious here.
Thanks.
Richard
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Derek Thompson
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Jack never loses hourglasses. It's poorly worded. What they mean is that he won't get the hourglasses on that particular card.
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Eric Foldenauer
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I believe they are only saying that Mr. Jack cannot claim that hourglass because the inspectors now have it. It does not deduct from Mr. Jack's total of hourglasses he/she has personally accumulated.
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Russ Williams
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Yes, it just means Jack doesn't get those hourglasses.

This is discussed in various other threads, e.g.:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/604812/two-questions
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Mark Roberts
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I was thinking that the alibi card helps the detective to eliminate that character and brings them closer to discovering jack, thus jack loses one (or two or none) of his accumulated hourglasses.
 
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Dean Ackles
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No Russ is right here. Jack will never lose any hourglasses that he already has but with the inspector getting the card any hourglass(es) on that card jack obviously can't get.

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Martin Plourde
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and also you flip the tile showing the caracter on the alibi card taken. Jack taking the alibi card keep it secret.
 
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