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Stephen Keller
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When I received my copy of this game the 'A' divider was outside the tower and I don't know which is the proper side to have pointed up when it's inserted.

The 'A' square and the 'B' square have a printed A or B with a Yellow Background on one side.

The 'B' square has the letter B pointing towards the bottom of the tower. I naturally assumed that I should assemble the tower with the A side underneath as well.

I'm questioning it now because at 8:36 in this video (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/17284/wallenstein/miami-d...) the A side is on the upper side. Which is correct? I ask because I'm sure one side is more prone to work better than having the other side up.
 
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My copy arrived in the same way too. I assume you know tab A goes into slot A, but your question is referring to which side is up? For example, should the sharper edge be facing up, or the smoother edge be facing up?

I just inserted it with tab A fitting into slot A and it aligned with the other tab(s) and slot(s). Am I missing something? Maybe I should go look at my copy.
 
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Hmm, not sure how I can explain it clearer.

In tom's video, at 8:36 you can see that the top divider has the 'A' with the yellow background visible.

I installed mine flipped. If Tom's was installed like mine then you wouldn't be able to see the 'A' with the yellow background. I chose to put the 'A' side down because that is how the B tile was already installed (ie. if you look from underneath the tower you can see the 'b' with the blue background). This also makes more sense aesthetically as you can only see artwork when peeking into the top as opposed to seeing the letter/yellow.

**To clarify, this divider can be installed either way and the cube holes line up differently as a result.**
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Ah, now I understand. Would one orientation be more prone to prevent the freedom of movement for the cubes? For example, by looking straight down from the top of the tower... having the holes in one orientation might allow for more uninterrupted free fall while the other orientation allows for more interruption?
 
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Same question here... Has anyone already found the answer?
 
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I received this game recently and I'm looking forward to playing it. The A panel was not installed inside the tower, so I had the same issue as others here, apparently.

I presumed that the yellow A tab printing was intended to be downward, just as the B was preinstalled.

After I installed the panel, the coloured tabs match up inside the cube and can't be seen when peering down into the tower, so that's what I presume was intended.

Cubes do indeed get caught in there in my tests. Your mileage may vary.
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I'm "resurrecting" this post because I can't find a precise answer. I've searched Wallenstein (first edition) and Shogun as well, and the question is still unanswered.

If you place "A" yellow tab downward, you'll get the following configuration:


Image by hotrodqt (Shogun)


If you place it upward:


Image by drasher25 (Shogun)


In the first case, there's a clear space where cubes fall right down to the tray. In the latter, more cubes are trapped in the tower.

I've only played with A downward, and I got far too many cubes down to the tray. I haven't tried the other way, so I'm wondering if anyone has a more definitive answer.
 
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Just got a copy of the big box. I have 2 A tabs. I saw the differences in the A and B here https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1825397/amerigo. I think I will modify one into the B level. It's hidden in so it won't be seen so well.
 
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