Sometimes there are fewer tokens available than cards during a sale. In that case, you still receive the bonus token for the number of cards sold.

The use of the camels is a balancing act: if you don't have any then you have a problem if you want to take a lot of cards and your hand is empty. However, if you take a lot of camels then you risk leaving a very profitable market for your opponent.

If you do decide to take a large group of camels, it can be worthwhile doing this when your opponent already has 7 cards in hand. Then, if the new market is interesting, he'll have to exchange cards and probably won't be able to take all the cards wanted.

If you decide to take the camels, you must always take all the camels at the market.

Sometimes there are fewer tokens available than cards during a sale. In that case, you still receive the bonus token for the number of cards sold.

If you think that some valuable cards are due to turn up, it can be advantageous to make an exchange that fills the market with camels, forcing your opponent to open up the game for you.

There are three main sources of income: the 3 expensive goods, the first tokens in each set, and the big sales bonuses. All three are important: don't let your opponent grab the lion's share of the diamonds, gold and silver, sell before him if you can, and try to make one or two really big sales!


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