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“Player Mat Balance”

All of the player variable mats in this game are pretty well balanced with the exception of #8.

From what I can tell it can have around a 20 point advantage. I usually give this board to the newest player without mentioning anything just so they can get a good end score.

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“Help everyone with Science”

Whenever we finish setting up a new round, we take 2 mins to read and describe all new science tiles. This helped a lot for the newer players. Some groups might prefer the “fend for yourself” method, but we want to make sure everyone understands the rules in a given game and this helps out a lot for this particular game. The overall strategy of every game is to have fun, right 😀

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“Build Your Strategy Early ”

The yellow science tiles offer additional bonuses that can help enormously through the game. While some offer bonus victory points at the end of the game, many of the added bonuses come during the game. They may include a plus/minus for die rolls or extra silver during a trade, very helpful through the course of the game.

It’s important to try to invest in these yellow science tiles early in the game. Doing so allows you develop a strategy moving forward while also allowing you to rake in the benefits through the whole game. Only adding these pieces at the end of the game, while it may offer some victory point bonuses, also limits you on the strategy they can offer.

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“Mines - they're what's for Winners”

Since the ability to purchase extra tiles can be extremely important in this game, ****** those mines quick. They are extremely limited and on a lot of boards, can score you a good amount of points early. They are also more important earlier rather than later. Never underestimate their importance for that ultimate buying power!

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“First Come, First Serve ”

When I first started playing I would get pretty far behind early in the game. What I failed to realize is the importance of the blue ship tiles that advance your move marker one space forward.

By selecting of the blue ship tiles for your land what you gain is two fold. First you should gain a trading tile that will net you victory points and silver. But what I underestimated was the benefit of advancing your move marking and getting to go first.

By moving your marker forward and getting to go first every round you get the best selection available. You can separate your self from the group offensively by grabbing up the best of what is offered, or hurt others defensively by stealing what it is they need to advance themselves.

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“Timing the play of your ships”

I try to be 1st in player order as much as I can during a game, but it is most important to be the first player when transitioning from one phase to the next. Being 1st to play in the 1st round of the new phase gives you your choice of the black market tiles. You can grab a very helpful tile for yourself, or deny your opponent(s) key tiles this way.

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“You Snooze, You Loose ”

In most cases it is best to cash in your silver early in the round verses later. This is especially the case if you have decent number of mines yellow science tiles that are bringing extra silver for trading.

Try to make a habit of spending your silver before your die rolls that way you don’t forget about it. The only thing waiting will result in is you missing out on something that you need. Remember, when the new tiles come out next round you should also get new silver from your mines as well.

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“First player clarification”

It took our group a few rounds to figure out exactly how the first player mechanic works. It is key to realize you stack the markers at the beginning of the game and the topmost marker goes first. As the game continues some folks will move down the track as Millhouse describes in his “First come first serve” tip. It is important to realize that anytime a player moves forward to another space a a marker resides, you place the current player’s marker on top. Hope this helps gaming groups as confused as ours was 🙂

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“where to build first”

In round 1 try to fill up the small areas on the map and try to take mines. At the last rounds make sure you finish the big areas on the map.

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“Extra boards”

Kommandant Krey – These boards are part of the Spielbox magazine issue 05/2011. You can get back issues of the the magazine from some online game stores or directly from Spielboxes website. Cost about $11 US.

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“Some kind of expansion”

Are you bored with the same sheets, over and over again. Some sort of expansion do exist. There are extra sheets marked 10a to 10h, that gives you even more joy. But how can YOU get these goodies within your reach?
Really I don’t know, I friend gave me some copies.
Maybe if you do contact Ravensburger, you could be the lucky one 🙂

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