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What happens when you are hemmed in?

You can just "jump over" other cities. From the rulebook, p. 5 (emphasis mine). A player may add any city (if there is room in the city for the player) to his network, regardless of its distance ...
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Are Raw Materials stored lost?

You have to either move them to an appropriate power plant or lose them, if you cannot store them. From the Rulebook, p. 3, emphasis mine: During the game each player can have only 3 power plants ...
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Power Grid removing lowest plant if first player passes

No, this is no part of the original ruleset; the base-game rule has never changed and remains as you quoted: if nobody buys a Power Plant, then at the end of Phase 2 you discard the lowest Power Plant ...
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Auction when player has not enough money to buy?

No he is not. According to the rules (Pdf): The player chooses one power plant from the actual market (top row) and then makes a bid to purchase it (the player must bid at least the minimum bid (...
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Power Grid : Start of game

Players can put their starting house in any city that another player does not have a house, including one that shares a region with another player's starting house (as long as its in one of the ...
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What kind of power grid plant deck would be nice for newer players?

If you're interested in the direct answer and not in the reasoning behind it, scroll to the bottom of the post! A simple option is to just only use the new plants. Their internal balance is somewhat ...
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Is there a long-term scoring system for 4 or 5 players who have played the same game repeatedly?

There's a relatively direct translation of the Elo rating system to multi-players: just treat each game as a set of games between each pair of players, with each pair having a winner and a loser based ...
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Do you re-determine player order in this exceptional case?

If you are the only one to build no cities in round 1, you will go last in round 2. The determine turn order step in round 2 is not straightforward at all; in most games I see, players build ...
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Power Grid Deluxe - Discard Power plant in market

The rule is not referring to the number of cities the plant can power. It is referring to the number of the plant -- the unique number that you use for ordering the plants in the market.
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Adjacent Territories during setup: What is considered adjacent?

A string is allowed - just make sure there's a way to get from any chosen territory to any other. I'd say that a less interconnected map introduces an extra challenge - it makes city choice more ...
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Adjacent Territories during setup: What is considered adjacent?

Although not clearly defined in the rules, adjacent areas are areas that have direct connections between them, i.e., it is possible to get from one area to another without having to cross through a ...
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Power Grid deluxe - Winning Condition

It's the number of powered cities you are actually supplying. Taking a look at the rules you quoted (p. 10, Winning the Game), I am emphasizing a few phrases: In the following Phase 5 (Bureaucracy) ...
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Power Grid - Middle East. Are plants 06, 11, 14 in starting current market removed to the box?

The "06", "11", or "14" plants are removed to the game box if they come up in the current market during setup or at any later point in step 1. The parenthetical "(...
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Power Grid - Korea : How are resources purchased?

Case 2, as confirmed by the publisher. https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2029922/korea-does-everyone-choose-their-market-anyone-buy
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Can I use the Power Grid Expansion "Northern Europe / United Kingdom & Ireland"?

You can use the expansion with your existing copy of Power Grid, with one caveat: the backs of the power plant cards have changed, which means you need to shuffle the deck while both the fronts, and ...
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How do I deal with or avoid a full map?

This is a real possibility, especially for 6-player games. This happens because there are the same number of cities on most maps in a 5-player game and a 6-player game. This crunch is somewhat ...
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Insufficient resources for full resupply

You just supply with what you can. In your case, supply just 2 coal, instead of 3, because one player has been hoarding coal. From the rulebook, page 6: If there are not enough resources left in ...
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Beginner Power Grid strategy

Here's another tip: don't be afraid to pay a little more for a plant you really need. I have lost many a game by not spending enough money on plants in the midgame. I often have the money and the ...
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