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While playing through Saloon Tycoon for the first time, we weren't able to figure out whether the roof counts as a floor or not. There are two possibilities:

1. The Roof is a Floor
In which case the tallest section would be:

Floor 3: Roof
Floor 2: Another room
Floor 1: Saloon

This is how we played it, since the roof is a tile just like any other it seemed like it should follow the same rules. This led to problems with the Luxury Suite, which is required to be on the third floor.

2. The Roof is not a Floor
In which case the tallest section could be:

Floor 4. Roof
Floor 3. Another room
Floor 2. Another room
Floor 1. Saloon

This helps the Luxury Suite make sense, but it causes a conflict because the roof is now different than other tiles. It essentially becomes a fourth "floor".

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The roof is neither a building nor a floor. You can build 3 tiles and when the 3rd one is finished with all cubes placed you get a roof.

This is covered on page 6 under the rules for finishing a tile:

If the [finished] tile is on the 3rd floor, take the appropriate Roof tile (Small or Large), turn it over, place it on top and score +4 Reputation points.

Additionally, the example turn on page 8 illustrates this. The text and picture for step 4 shows a roof being added to a three-story building.

  • That would mean that a roof is also not a tile, since (as Gendolkari said) no building can be more than 3 tiles high. Is that correct? – indigochild Dec 7 '16 at 15:11
  • Thanks. Someone pointed out this was covered in the rules. I'll accept this as the answer and probably edit in a reference to the rules. – indigochild Jan 1 '17 at 4:26
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The rules state:

A building can be no more than 3 Tiles high.

This means that a roof could not be on top of 3 other tiles. So the roof counts as a floor. In terms of Luxury Suite, it seems simply that you cannot have both a roof and a Luxury Suite in the same building.

I haven't played this game, but that's how it seems the rules read.

  • "Come stay in our luxury suite, with our view of the starry nightsky (view may be obscured by clouds and/or rain on your face)." – AndyT Dec 13 '16 at 15:50

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