Winning on a building phase, 5-6 player expansion

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Winning on a building phase, 5-6 player expansion

Postby KmLsO » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:54 pm

My question is this, when you have acquired the right cards to make that longest road,(for example) and do so in a building phase, and this gives you the required 10 victory points to win, do you have to wait until your turn to reveal this...or do you have the win immediately? This happened to us in our first game with the expansion, and the person waited, but meanwhile someone else won first!!!!
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Re: Winning on a building phase, 5-6 player expansion

Postby steve » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:42 pm

Great question - I haven't run into this situation in a while and had to look up exactly what the rules are. If you build something that gives you enough victory points to win during the special building phase, you immediately win (get longest road, build a settlement, etc...). So make sure to proceed in the correct order when executing the phase (clockwise from the player who just ended his turn). The only thing to remember is that you can't reveal development cards until your turn. So, if you get a soldier which would give you largest army during the special building phase, you can't play it and actually gain the 2 extra points until your turn.
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Re: Winning on a building phase, 5-6 player expansion

Postby BobMem » Mon May 10, 2010 7:11 am

I have an additional question regarding this.

Should you reach 9 VP in the special build phase can you then claim victory if you have a 1 VP development card? If not, could you choose to reveal the dev card in your previous go, claiming the points and hoping to achive the resources needed to win before your next go, in order to beat someone else to the finishing line?
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Re: Winning on a building phase, 5-6 player expansion

Postby steve » Mon May 10, 2010 12:30 pm

The catch with the special building phase is that you can't play development cards during it, you can only buy things. So, you would want to reveal your victory points ahead of time if you think you'll be able to build enough to win by your next turn.
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