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Keith Stowe
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is it true that you are limited to no more than 3 networks from a city? If so, in a two player game we were unable to get to 21 cities to end the game. We could only reach 19 cities. How does the game end in that case?
 
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Berthold Nüchter
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Only up to three players can add a city to their network and earn money for powering this city. An unlimited number of players can build their network through a city (without placing their token their) to some other city. In this case a player pays the money for the connection to this city, for the connection from this city to some other city and for the newly connected city at the end of this connection.
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I'm not sure, but it sounds like you might be misunderstanding the term "network," which refers to all the cities connected by a single player. So in other words, only three players may ever put their markers in a single city. There is no limit to the number of connections that can be made. So I can connect to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Pheonix, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, and so on. So can you, assuming we're in step two or higher; and a third player, if we're in step three. But there's no way for a fourth player to build in a city.

In a two-player game, there should be 21 cities available (seven cities per area times three areas), and all of them are available to both of you once you enter step two.
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stoweman wrote:
We could only reach 19 cities.

In a 2P game, you play in 3 regions, each region has 7 cities, so 21 cities is a house in each city on the map.

So how were you blocked from those last 2 cities?
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Keith Stowe
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thanks for the responses, we misunderstood the rule on page 5. it states "a city may only be connected to a maximum of three different networks" so we were thinking that you could only "branch out" in three directions. I understand now that it means only three players can pass a network through a city. In 2P or 3P it doesn't come into play but for 4P - 6P it's a restriction.
 
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stoweman wrote:
I understand now that it means only three players can pass a network through a city. In 2P or 3P it doesn't come into play but for 4P - 6P it's a restriction.


This is correct. Or even more simply, each city has spaces for only 3 houses. So once all three of those spaces is filled (this cannot happen until Phase 3,) no one else can place a house in that city.
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stoweman wrote:
is it true that you are limited to no more than 3 networks from a city? If so, in a two player game we were unable to get to 21 cities to end the game. We could only reach 19 cities. How does the game end in that case?

I don't understand, and suspect you have a rule wrong. Why could you "only get to" 19 cities? You can get to any city on the board if you have enough money, and if you just keep playing you will get more money.

The limit of 3 networks in each city is completely irrelevant in a 2-player game; you must be misunderstanding something else. Each player can only place one house in a city, so the restriction that only 3 houses can be placed in a city total has no effect on a 2 or 3 player game.
 
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stoweman wrote:
I understand now that it means only three players can pass a network through a city.
Note the rules says "a city may only be connected to a maximum of three different networks", so what that means is up to three different players can place houses in that city, but it by no means stops other players tracing a network route through that city without connecting it to their network. It may not be common, but there are certainly times when you want or have to 'skip' a city when building your network.
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