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Subject: How often do you use the trash tiles? rss

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Taylor Liss
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I've played 3+ games of this now and not a single trash tile has been used. After the center of the board gets filled, likelihood of them being used seems even smaller. Anyone else notice this?
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Olav Fakkeldij
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Yes, we noticed the same and play without them now.
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Georg von Lemberg
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I have never once seem thenm used yet, and now don't even bother distributing them at the start of the game.
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Steve B
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The trash tiles are actually very powerful.

The trash tile doesn't just block crows, but it also gives you a sure-thing. When you place a trash tile, the tile you replaced is put back on the board as if it were just drawn. Meaning you can trash a graveyard in a bad spot, then place that tile somewhere better and put your object on it. We didn't realize this until someone combed the rules carefully!

EDIT: Location of this rule is top right of the second page in the rules.
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Georg von Lemberg
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ImaginaryRoot wrote:
The trash tiles are actually very powerful.

The trash tile doesn't just block crows, but it also gives you a sure-thing. When you place a trash tile, the tile you replaced is put back on the board as if it were just drawn. Meaning you can trash a graveyard in a bad spot, then place that tile somewhere better and put your object on it. We didn't realize this until someone combed the rules carefully!

EDIT: Location of this rule is top right of the second page in the rules.


Thanks this is a very useful observation. I don't think I would have ever picked up on that myself without someone pointing it out.
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Bill Paradise
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ImaginaryRoot wrote:
The trash tiles are actually very powerful.

The trash tile doesn't just block crows, but it also gives you a sure-thing. When you place a trash tile, the tile you replaced is put back on the board as if it were just drawn. Meaning you can trash a graveyard in a bad spot, then place that tile somewhere better and put your object on it. We didn't realize this until someone combed the rules carefully!

EDIT: Location of this rule is top right of the second page in the rules.


Yes the trash tile can be a very powerful end game move. I always try to nab an empty graveyard and score big at the end. There are some other good uses for the trash tile, but the graveyard is by far the best.
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Manuel Gracia
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Wow I'm glad I ran into this thread. I didn't realize tiles replaced by a trash tile were placed back on the board.
 
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Asko Nisula
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I just saw this thread and I will certainly review the trash tile with new eyes for my next game.

So, are you crow attractors using the trash tiles more now since Steve B's tips?
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