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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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Yes, you can attack these new adjacent regions after conquering the seas or lake. The Seafaring rules state that the seas and lake are considered empty regions for you: Seafaring As long as your Seafaring race is active, you may conquer the Seas and the Lake, considering them as 3 empty Regions. You keep these Regions even once you go into ...


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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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