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===Paris Connection - Rules summary===
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== Components ==
  
There are 6 colors of wooden locomotives, each color representing a company.  
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* 6 colours of locomotives.
Players are dealt random hands of 5-10 locomotives (depending on number of players).
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* Each colour represents a different railway company.
These are a stock portfolio.
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* Each player is dealt a set supply of 5-10 locomotives, depending on the number of players:
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:{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:center;"
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|+Locomotives supply
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|3 players
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|'''10''' locomotives
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|-
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|4 players
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|'''8''' locomotives
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|-
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|5 players
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|'''6''' locomotives
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|-
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|6 players
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|'''5''' locomotives
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|}
  
The rest of each color are placed in a pool.
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* These locomotives represent the player's stock portfolio and are hidden behind their player screen.
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* The rest of the locomotives are placed on the ''storing boards'' of respective colours.
  
===Player turn===
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== Player turn ==
The active player conducts 1 of 2 possible actions (may '''not''' pass):
 
  
'''1. Build Track'''
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* Each turn the active player must either '''[[#Build_Track|Build Track]]''' or '''[[#Trade|Trade]]''':
  
Player places 1 to 5 locomotives from one locomotive storing, and places them on the map.
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=== Build Track ===
  
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* The active player takes 1 to 5 locomotives from any one locomotive storing board, and places them on the map.
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* Placement must follow these rules:
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** A new locomotive must be placed adjacent to an already placed locomotive of the same colour.
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** Hexes separated by red/white checkered lines on the board are not considered adjacent and cannot be crossed.
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** Two locomotives of the same colour cannot share the same hex.
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** A rural hex may contain 2 locomotives of different colours, whilst city hexes may only contain a single locomotive.
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** The Eiffel tower hex cannot be occupied.
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** A locomotive cannot be placed in such a way that it would completely "cut off" another colour, unless that colour has already reached at least one city.
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* When each locomotive is placed, it may be worth points for that company:
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:{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:left;"
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|+Points per hex
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|0 points
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|Rural hex
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|-
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|1 point
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|Beige city
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|-
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|2 points
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|Purple city
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|3 points
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|Red city
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|4 points
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|Blue city (Marseille)
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|}
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* The value of each company is immediately updated with these points when a train is placed.
  
'''2. Trade'''
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=== Trade ===
  
Return 1 locomotive, '''then''' receive 1 or 2 locomotives.
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* The active player returns 1 locomotive of one company to a storing board, '''then''' receives 1 or 2 locomotives of an another company to put behind their player screen.
The returned locomotive(s) must be from '''one different''' storing board.
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* The returned locomotive(s) must be from '''a different''' storing board (company).
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* Locomotives taken and placed behind a player screen represent shares in a company.
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* Depending on the number of players, a player may only have a certain maximum of locomotives.
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* A player is not prevented from taking more, but this will result in a '''[[#End_Game_Scoring|scoring penalty]]''' at the end of the game.
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:{|class="wikitable"
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|+'Maximum' locomotives
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|3 players
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|'''20''' locomotives
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|-
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|4 players
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|'''15''' locomotives
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|-
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|5 players
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|'''12''' locomotives
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|-
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|6 players
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|'''10''' locomotives
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|}
  
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== End of Game ==
  
===End of Game===
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* The game ends '''immediately''' when:
The game '''immediately''' ends when:
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** There are locomotives on only '''one''' of the storing boards
* There are locomotives on only '''one''' locomotive storing
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*:OR
OR
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** A locomotive has been placed in '''Marseille'''  
* '''Marseille''' has been connected
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== End Game Scoring ==
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* Players score Victory Points by multiplying their shares in a company by the value of the company.
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** This is done for each railway company (colour), and these are then totalled together.
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* Any player with more than the maximum number of locomotives also subtracts '''20 VP''' for each extra locomotive above this limit.
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* The player with the most points is the winner.
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* In case of a tie, there are several winners.
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== Game preferences ==
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* To make the game more accessible for colourblind players, you can enable the '''Colour Accessible''' option to add distinctive patterns to the trains.

Latest revision as of 09:25, 17 May 2022

Components

  • 6 colours of locomotives.
  • Each colour represents a different railway company.
  • Each player is dealt a set supply of 5-10 locomotives, depending on the number of players:
Locomotives supply
3 players 10 locomotives
4 players 8 locomotives
5 players 6 locomotives
6 players 5 locomotives
  • These locomotives represent the player's stock portfolio and are hidden behind their player screen.
  • The rest of the locomotives are placed on the storing boards of respective colours.

Player turn

Build Track

  • The active player takes 1 to 5 locomotives from any one locomotive storing board, and places them on the map.
  • Placement must follow these rules:
    • A new locomotive must be placed adjacent to an already placed locomotive of the same colour.
    • Hexes separated by red/white checkered lines on the board are not considered adjacent and cannot be crossed.
    • Two locomotives of the same colour cannot share the same hex.
    • A rural hex may contain 2 locomotives of different colours, whilst city hexes may only contain a single locomotive.
    • The Eiffel tower hex cannot be occupied.
    • A locomotive cannot be placed in such a way that it would completely "cut off" another colour, unless that colour has already reached at least one city.
  • When each locomotive is placed, it may be worth points for that company:
Points per hex
0 points Rural hex
1 point Beige city
2 points Purple city
3 points Red city
4 points Blue city (Marseille)
  • The value of each company is immediately updated with these points when a train is placed.

Trade

  • The active player returns 1 locomotive of one company to a storing board, then receives 1 or 2 locomotives of an another company to put behind their player screen.
  • The returned locomotive(s) must be from a different storing board (company).
  • Locomotives taken and placed behind a player screen represent shares in a company.
  • Depending on the number of players, a player may only have a certain maximum of locomotives.
  • A player is not prevented from taking more, but this will result in a scoring penalty at the end of the game.
'Maximum' locomotives
3 players 20 locomotives
4 players 15 locomotives
5 players 12 locomotives
6 players 10 locomotives

End of Game

  • The game ends immediately when:
    • There are locomotives on only one of the storing boards
    OR
    • A locomotive has been placed in Marseille

End Game Scoring

  • Players score Victory Points by multiplying their shares in a company by the value of the company.
    • This is done for each railway company (colour), and these are then totalled together.
  • Any player with more than the maximum number of locomotives also subtracts 20 VP for each extra locomotive above this limit.
  • The player with the most points is the winner.
  • In case of a tie, there are several winners.

Game preferences

  • To make the game more accessible for colourblind players, you can enable the Colour Accessible option to add distinctive patterns to the trains.