Show victory points?

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LPFFgames
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Show victory points?

Post by LPFFgames » 30 December 2017, 12:45

Hi, I'm new here, and I've been watching a couple of games online. I've noticed victory points were hidden. Is that an option to switch on/off or is it always the case?

I should also ask: why are they hidden, and who feels they should/ shouldn't be?

ufm
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Re: Show victory points?

Post by ufm » 30 December 2017, 17:20

The game rule explicitly mentions this.
Base Game Rulebook wrote:A player keeps his victory points, unlike his money and goods, secret from
the others. A player puts his victory point chips face-down on his windrose.

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JP93
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Re: Show victory points?

Post by JP93 » 22 November 2018, 19:32

Hi,
Of course it is the official rule but why Is 'not it possible to have an option to change it?
on stone age you can see the victory points
.B.R.

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Jest Phulin
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Re: Show victory points?

Post by Jest Phulin » 22 November 2018, 21:19

JP93 wrote: Of course it is the official rule but why Is 'not it possible to have an option to change it?
BGA tries to maintain only official rules variants on the site. Since the rules specifically say to keep them hidden (and there are no published variations to that, unlike the switching costs of buildings for the "balanced game" variant), this is the way it is, and should be, implemented.

Liallan
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Re: Show victory points?

Post by Liallan » 23 November 2018, 03:15

JP93 wrote:Hi,
Of course it is the official rule but why Is 'not it possible to have an option to change it?
on stone age you can see the victory points
.B.R.
As to Stone Age, you can only see the ones you get from buildings and the 3-point card, because in cardboard those are moved on the scoring track. But the ones from card multipliers are not shown, and just like in the real game are hidden.

In Puerto Rico, the points from buildings, which are visible, are shown, and the points taken from the boats are hidden, exactly like the real game.

There is no difference in how these games work here, i.e. there isn't any option to show the hidden points in Stone Age either, so using Stone Age for example is not applicable.

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