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Derek Carver
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When the rules refer to "majority" do they mean a 'simple majority' (i.e. more than any other single player present) or 'overall majority' (more than all other players present)? Unfortunately the illustrations don't answer this question.
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Jason Reid
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I assumed it was simple majority. It's my usual bet that when a game is published in Europe and native rules are translated into English that "majority" means "simple majority"

As far as I know, we Americans are the only ones who generally use "majority" to mean "overall majority".
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Thomas Büttner-Zimmermann
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True.

In German the word "Mehrheit" means normally "einfache Mehrheit" -> simple majority.
Only if we want specifically say overall majority -> "absolute Mehrheit", we add "absolute".

So, normally in german rules, majority means simple majority.
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Jeffrey Allers
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Well, I'm an American, but I suppose I've been weened on German boardgames, so that is what is meant (the original rules were in English, naturally, and translated to German, Dutch, etc.).

Majority = more than any one opponent.

BTW, Derek, your Counter reviews (which I first discovered at Funagain.com) were a wonderful introduction to the hobby for me as well as a guide in deciding which games to try next. Let me take this opportunity to say "Thanks!"
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James Faulkner
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Derek, the references to 'tied majorities' in the rules wouldn't make a lot of sense if it was 'overall majority' so i'd presume 'simple majority'.

edit: didn't realise the designer had replied before me but at least my logic remains
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