Saint Petersburg is a board game for 2-4 players, designed by Bernd Brunnhofer. Players need to collect cards: first Craftsmen who supply money for further purchases; then Buildings to score points; then Aristocrats, who are needed for money, points and end-of-game scoring.
A friend mentioned a possible easy tweak of the Saint Petersburg rules: just pay out the buildings once again at the end of the game (perhaps disallowing observatory/debtor's prison except for taking ...
Is there a viable strategy in Saint Petersburg that involves focusing on buildings (blue cards) while buying at most, say, one or two aristocrats (orange cards)? Please clarify whether your analysis ...