Catan cities and knights has four colored circular tokens. There is a yellow, blue, and green to indicate when someone has acquired the metropolis for trade, politics and science respectively. There are also a white and grey one. My question is what are the white and grey one for? I couldn't find any reference to it in the rules.

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    Which edition do you have? I have the original wood edition and the chips for the metropolis are all the same color, and there is no additional chip in the box.
    – Polygnome
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 14:41
  • I have the 5th edition.
    – Link
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 16:12

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It's a spare piece. Usually these kinds of tokens are printed on a sheet of cardboard that's big enough to fit in the game box, and if there's a bit of extra space then a few extra things might be put on the board to fill the space. Those tokens can then be used as replacements for the main tokens - so if, for example, you lost the green one, you can just state that the grey token replaces the green.

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