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We're playing our yearly Advanced Civilization game this Saturday, and we may have 9 people. Does anyone have any 9-player rules?

We have all the extension maps.

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Since one year has passed, I'm wondering: did you do that? How? How good it was? –  Lohoris Dec 31 '11 at 12:22
We ended up with 8, but we're playing our annual game again on Monday, so we'll see what happens. I'll let you know if we do. –  Lance Roberts Dec 31 '11 at 19:07
Two years have passed, do you have any update? : ) We'll be playing our yearly game in a few weeks, and we still have to decide the exact details. –  Lohoris Dec 9 '13 at 14:36
@Lohoris, no, we never did try a 9-player game or find any other reference for it. Looks like this year we won't be playing. –  Lance Roberts Dec 9 '13 at 16:19
Oh, sorry! :/ We missed last year, instead. –  Lohoris Dec 10 '13 at 8:43

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While I don't know any, you can easily figure it out and try if that works.

Official rules state:

pla  pan  tok
9    -   
8    4/5  47
7    4/5  55
6    4    55
5    3w   47
4    2e+  55
3    2w-  47

(players, panels, tokens)

I find it odd it allows 7 and 8 players to play with either 4 or 5 panels without varying the amount of token to use. I read it "you must use it, but we have to provide rules to allow you to play even if you don't have it".

Assumed that, there are two ways to amend it.

pla  pan  tok
9    6    55
8    5    47
7    5    55
6    4    55

the more conservative approach is to just assume they meant the western extra panel to be used and keep the tokens as they were. Problem is you would need a sixth panel to add a ninth player, and it doesn't officially exist (nor unofficially, AFAIK). If you take this route, you'll automatically also get a 10-player version, using 6 panels and 47 tokens.

pla  pan  tok
9    5    47
8    5    55
7    4    47
6    4    55

the optimistic approach assumes they messed up the token amounts trying to allow 7 and 8-player games to work both with 4 and 5 panels, so you fix it as in this table.

They would both need testing; before actually testing them in the field, actually counting territories and population in each panel could help (I didn't, yet).

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Actually the 6th map does exist, Eastern Expansion, I own it, but it's deep in storage so I can't test it out yet. +1 for good numbers and analysis. –  Lance Roberts Jan 12 '11 at 17:39

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