The Apostle Green
The element of doubt was this: in a five-player game, it's mathematically possible (albeit seemingly unlikely) for there to be only 7 cubes available to restock the market with. Since the rules don't explicitly deal with this possibility, it made me wonder.
Good observation, hadn't noticed that.
I'd say you just draw the 7 or 8 from the bag in that case.
That's what we figured we'd do if it came to it... in fact, Steve, you were something of an inspiration for our decision with your response in the thread about randomizing the demand tokens:
I literally don't do anything. I don't balance them according to the "first play diagram", I don't make it so there's one of each colour on level 1, level 2, and level 3. I don't worry about duplicates in one column, if it happens it happens.
I internalized the above as basically, "Just go with it and don't worry about it", LOL.
Love your avatar, BTW!