Darian Tucker
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The Railways of the World core rules say that if you are playing a game with only 2 or 3 players, you reduce the number of cubes placed in each city at the start of the game by 1. The Railways of Mexico rules say that when playing with 2 (emphasis mine) players, you do not do this. Is it appropriate to extrapolate outward and take this to mean that you also do not reduce the amount for 3 players, or is the rulebook purposely written this way so that you DO reduce the number of cubes when playing with 3?
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Mark M
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I would expect that is just a technical oversight. If they are saying not to reduce with 2 then you wouldn't reduce with 3 either. The Mexico map is geared towards a 2-3 player game, so I have to assume the need to reduce cubes is already baked into the map as printed. I presume the rule is there for the larger maps to keep the game time under control with a smaller number of players. This is mainly supposition on my part, so welcome other more conclusive rulings!
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David Lanphear
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I don't know what the official stance is, but we've never reduced cubes in a two or three player game using the Mexico map and the games still seem quick. I'd hate to think how quickly the game would go if we did reduce some of the cubes.
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sean brown

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Correct. You play with cubes as printed on the Mexico map regardless of number of players.

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