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You still have to go into decline. This is clarified in the FAQ, where every answer has been made by a Days of Wonder spokesperson: All active units destroyed If all your active units are destroyed in one turn you may: 1) Score points only with the in-decline race. or 2) Go into decline and score 0 for that turn. You may not take a new ...


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The Gypsies ability states: "Place 1 bonus Victory coin (taken from the Victory stash) in each Region you abandon. You cannot conquer these Regions again this turn, but you receive the coins they hold as a bonus at turns end". At the start of your turn, you place coins in each Region your Gypsies occupy. At the end of the Gypsies turn, collect all ...


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Because it says "back into the Storage tray", it is the first option; Skeletons and Sorcerers can reuse them. Note the limitation in the rules for both Skeletons and Sorcerers: If there are no more tokens in the storage tray... Both Skeletons and Sorcerers state that the new unit comes "from the storage tray", and the rules for the loosing player ...


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Because their power continues to work in decline, Dwarves are not intended to be played for very long. In most cases probably 2 turns with them is all you should be doing. Get 2 or 3 mine spots, and move on to your next race. This is why there are fewer Dwarves, because you aren't intended to use them for more than a couple turns or to conquer more than just ...


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I think the simplest answer is to allow players to hide their score better. If you only had 1s, 5s and 10s, you'd just have to remember how many 5s and 10s someone earned - adding a third variable makes it really complicated, especially three-plus player games.


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As @bwarner commented, I'd say abandon all regions and start invading from the maps borders From the rules (emphasis mine): If a player wishes to free up some more Race tokens, he may opt to entirely empty up some - or all - Regions, leaving no Tokens there; but in this case, these now abandoned Regions will no longer be considered his, nor bring him ...


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I agree with Alex's answer about hiding score. It makes it more difficult to tell at a glance how many VP someone has. But it's helpful even without that, just to use fewer one-point coins. Remember, the varying denominations aren't just to make it easy to exchange coins. You don't have to do that, and if you're trying to hide your score, you probably ...


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It's a tough one. I'd say that it's pretty hard to be completely surrounded, so focussing on avoiding that is a good first step. If you see the diplomatic option come out, you could consider spreading to increase your race's surface area as much as possible, making it difficult or impossible to surround. Or take the diplomatic race first! If the unfortunate ...


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While it is worded a bit strangely, it happens at the end of the gypsy player's turn, just like all other scoring.


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If you can capture the mountain mines, then it might be worth it to keep dwarves (along with victory points stacked on the race) - remember that the mines will give you bonus even in decline!



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