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    by turbothy

    Cities have plurals in French? How many Parisses are there?

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    by marronigus

    turbothy wrote:

    Cities have plurals in French? How many Parisses are there?


    No plural for cities but the word 'havre' can mean 'haven' or 'small natural harbour' in French, in which cases it could be plural.

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    by Ponton

    This happens a lot towards the end of the game, but not early as you need wood and clay to build stuff.

    In the late game, fish and wood can accumulate way past 10 pieces each. Clay usually also gets this high once it is no more needed for building. I'd grab 10+ pieces of wood to make charcoal and 10+ pieces of clay to make bricks, which can be sold (and provide a nice subsidy when being turned to bricks).

    In the early game, fish and wood usually don't get past 6 pieces (fish might, but definitely not wood). For clay, all depends on when the Clay Mound becomes available.

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    by ArcanumTL

    Great - thank you all for the feedback as it seems to follow a logical pattern.

    On a bit rule-related note, when you deploy your worker to enter a building, do they stay there until you move it to a new building or does it come back to you after you turn? The rulebook seemed to say they stay in a spot until you move it (though I could have missed something)

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    by Ponton

    Your workers stays put until you move him.

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    by SDSUChemTA

    Or if the building is bought/sold.

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    by Ponton

    SDSUChemTA wrote:

    Or if the building is bought/sold.


    ... which is also when the worker is moved (quite literally, I might say) ;-)

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  • 07/22/17--01:36: Water Water Everywhere
  • by Tony Boydell

    It was like driving through the herat of a storm cloud all the way to Bridgend and all the way back again: spray whiting out the windscreen. We managed to find a nice, tree-sheltered spot in the Asgardian camp - just over a tump from their 'longhouse' (see below) - and I was about to give eldest lad a hug goodbye (and £10 for the Bar) when I realised he'd disappeared: wandered off with his pal, Adam, to practice combat or somesuch. So I came home.



    There was just enough time to warm up the curry leftovers from the previous night before Jobbers fair knocked the front door off its hinges and sent Ziggy the dog in to an excitable whirlwind of spins and bits of wee coming out. It was also the last day of the school term for Arthur so, with nothing but six long weeks of do as you please ahead of him, he watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 then joined us for some opening games:


    The big, bright, brash and rather over-produced First edition of Peter Burley's excellent Kamisado


    Jobbers was roundly thumped in game 1 but began to see the shenanigans and took the match 2-1; Arthur, ever gracious in defeat, wrought his revenge by digging out a succession of the noisiest games he could lay his hands on to distract J & me from another prototype run of (Snowdonia) Foothills: Dragster, Rebound, Operation and Ker Plunk*! We had to abandon Foothills, in the end, but not due to the rattling and shout-accompanied cacophony generated by the Arty/Mrs B end of the table BUT the arrival of occasional attendee Dan from Skenfrith. Skenfrith is about 20 miles away and accessible via some delightfully scenic-but-winding roads; I imagine this short-ish journey was made a little more 'interesting' by being flooded-to-buggery after the day's incessant downpour.

    I wanted the three of us to get stuck in to something properly-chewy that would, normally, have been pooh-poohed by our Boffonian Overlord; Dan is (as you may recall) a huge fan of Agricola, so it seemed appropriate to introduce him to its bigger, tougher sibling:


    Le Havre: an even more glorious mess than Agricola, when laid out in all its finery.


    It was a very silent and subdued game and, for once, it wasn't Jobbers who was the slowest but he was certainly the quietest; this usually bodes ill with our cider-quaffing pal, it means he's not enjoying himself at all. He certainly seemed to be steering his way, rudderless, through the rounds; whilst I - and more noticeably Dan - were building buildings and setting up miniature combos, he seemed without any visible plan. I ended up scuttling myself when failing to get the (any) Steel Ship I'd been circling around; this cost me about 40 points, which would've made the final 180-112-92 reckoning a little less comprehensive a thumping! Job done, though; Dan declared it (as well as himself) a winner!

    To close, it was out with the penguins:



    *my original 1967 edition copy...as old as me, it is!

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    by fluffyevil

    If you bought your edition in 2008 then you already have a 10-year edition.

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    by coldkorn

    Did the new edition already sell out most places (csi, MM), or are the few places selling just early in distribution?

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    by nssxxx

    Can u play the same building twice in a row or not?

    Also had first play. Got 149. Daughter got 92 - but said she enjoyed it.

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    by nssxxx

    The board of the new edition is thinner than I expected. But I do not have the old edition to compare with. Picture on back is very nice.

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    by Ponton

    nssxxx wrote:

    Can u play the same building twice in a row or not?

    Also had first play. Got 149. Daughter got 92 - but said she enjoyed it.


    If you sell/buy the building, then yes. Otherwise no.

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    by GoingTopShelf

    Isn't the new edition one board, whereas the old editions were three separate boards put together? The single board is real nice.

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    by ArcanumTL

    Just had my first solo play today - very fun as well. Curious - what are some "good" scores? I know it will vary with the special and standard building setup but wanted to see what the range. In my solo, I managed to score 201 which seems pretty good - I lucked out with the Field House and Patassire which I pumped up for money.

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    by tumorous

    Deliciously aged, like a fine cheddar.

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    by SDSUChemTA

    The new edition is one board, and the picture on the back is very nice.

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    by nssxxx

    Thanks - didn't play it wrong bit it borhered me that I was unsure.

    I re-read the rules last night. Only other error we made was paying more than 1 franc interest for multiple loans :blush:

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    by Ponton

    ArcanumTL wrote:

    Just had my first solo play today - very fun as well. Curious - what are some "good" scores? I know it will vary with the special and standard building setup but wanted to see what the range. In my solo, I managed to score 201 which seems pretty good - I lucked out with the Field House and Patassire which I pumped up for money.


    IIRC, 500+ francs in the long game is a good score.

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    by shooshoo

    Lol its reasons like this that i opted to study russian language rather than french language while in school! Russian lang. Rules seem to make waaaaaaY more sense! :)

    But yes, i always believed the proper way to say this was Le avre without saying the H sound. I remember a teacher in grade school trying to drill this concept into our heads while in class one day :) i probably would have enjoyed french a thousand times more if they didnt force us to take it most of our lives here in canada!

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