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Subject: Observing a Purple Card with Expansion rss

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Mike Wong
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How do you play an observed purple card--must you put it in your hand first, just as if you took it from the board, or can you play it immediately if you could (i.e. Black Market, Away With It, Golden Donkey, Jester, etc.)?

My group has always "put purple cards in hand first" (noting full hand check of course), but every so often when a Black Market is observed with a full hand, the question is raised, because that person wants to use that card instead of discarding it! What do you think?
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Matthew Hurst
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From the Rio Grande rules:

Players do not play the special cards (purple on their fronts)
as they do other cards. When taken, the player pays nothing and adds the card to his hand. He may not play the card immediately. Therefore, if a player does not have room to add a special card to his hand, he may not take it.
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Ragnar Iceblood
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ok, but when can you play it?

Do you have to wait for next phase, or just your next turn?

e.g.

Blue phase:
player A - pass
player B(you) - picks blackmarket)
player C- pass
player A- pass
player B - use black market

or:

Blue:
player A - pass
player B (you picks blackmarket)
player C - pass
player A - pass
player B - pass
Orange phase:
(you are now free to use blackmarket any time you want)
 
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ISee WoodenCubes
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warlin wrote:
ok, but when can you play it?

Do you have to wait for next phase, or just your next turn?

e.g.

Blue phase:
player A - pass
player B(you) - picks blackmarket)
player C- pass
player A- pass
player B - use black market

or:

Blue:
player A - pass
player B (you picks blackmarket)
player C - pass
player A - pass
player B - pass
Orange phase:
(you are now free to use blackmarket any time you want)

The former. You may play the card in your next opportunity to take an action or pass (though some purple cards, in particular Pick Pocket are played differently). That rule just forces you to have room in the hand to play purple cards (which is quite important, and makes the Warehouse oh so useful).
 
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