When playing with 3 or 5 players, the following changes are applied:

With 5 Players

Note: the 5-player game is longer and more difficult than the other variants. It is better to learn the game with the 3-player or the 4-player variant.

  • All the discovery tiles are used on the Development board: there are therefore three of each of the tiles with red and green backs. When a player develops a discovery on the first (red) or third (green) row, the third (grey) bonus is available for that discovery.

  • The player whose token is at the bottom of the starting pile eliminates 4 territories instead of 8, using one Territory token of each type to do this as in the 4-player game.

  • The initial cube distribution is formed of one of each type plus a random cube: each player is given one at random.


With 3 Players

  • Remove the discovery tiles with a 4 or a 5 on the back: they will not be used during the game. Sort the remaining discovery tiles by type: there will be two of each of the yellow and blue tiles, and one of each of the red, green and purple tiles.

    When a player makes a discovery on the first or third row of the board (red or green backs), he may not choose the third (grey) bonus for that discovery.

  • The player whose token is at the bottom of the starting pile eliminates 12 territories instead of 8, using 3 Territory tokens of each type to do this as in the 4-player game. As in the 4-player game, at least one territory of each type marked with a star must be left available.

  • At the beginning of the game, each player receives a different resource cube, drawn randomly.


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