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Brokering three-party deals in Bohnanza

All trades must be between the active player and a single player. Further, any traded beans must be immediately planted, so you cannot receive a bean in trade and then trade away that same bean. The ...
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How does the "Bean Protection Rule" affect Bohnanza?

You lose tension without this rule, since players can effectively just "burn" undesirable beans - both those in hand and those that are flipped in the second phase of each turn. My suspicion is that ...
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Can the active player receive free cards in Bohnanza?

Yes, but (as you note) the donations need not be accepted. From the rulebook, page 5: Although trading is preferable to donating, it is often in a player’s interest to donate cards rather than ...
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Is there a rule change in more recent versions of Bohnanza?

Yes, the rules were updated sometime around 2011. There is a discussion about the rules change at boardgamegeek here. It seems it was done because purchasing a third field was almost always a ...
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Brokering three-party deals in Bohnanza

Three way direct trades are against the rules. Bob and Carol and each trade with Alice but they can't involve each other. But they wanted to do a three way trade. Bob and Carol could trade with Alice ...
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In Bohnanza: Gangsters, does the Mafia act in phase 4?

You have the answer already. You're just stumbling over the definition of "player". The mafia are not players. Players may not harvest during phase 4. The mafia must harvest when they reach ...
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Do other players replenish their traded cards after a trading phase in Bohnanza?

The other answers are right, only the active player draws cards. So the standard-rules make it possible that you empty your hand through trades. The extension Ladybohn offers a rule variation. ...
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How can we win at Bohnanza: Al Cabohne?

For the most part, you can use any Bohnanza guide to win at Al Cabohne. All you have to take into consideration are the fundamental differences between this game and regular Bohnanza. I'll focus on ...
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When should you avoid a third bean field in Bohnanza?

Don't buy one after the first round, or in a game with more than 4 players. You don't have enough time to make it worth it.
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