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Abbott as regular meeple?
« on: September 01, 2019, 07:33:09 PM »
Hi,

I can't find the answer to this anywhere online:

Can an abbott be used like any other meeple or can it only be placed on a monastery or a garden?

For example, if my only meeple left is an abbott, can I place it on a city or a road? In other words, can there be a "thief abbott", a "knight abbott" or a "farmer abbott"?

I want to say no but it's also weird to have just one meeple left, the abbott, and not being able to place it on a tile.


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Re: Abbott as regular meeple?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 10:49:15 PM »
Hi HeyJude01,

Congrats for your first post.  :)

The abbot can only be placed on monastic buildings (monasteries, shrines, abbeys,...) and gardens. Check the following WICA page for more details.

http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/The_Abbot#2._Placing_a_Meeple_OR_the_Abbot

And as you commented, you can find yourself in a game with no other meeple left in your supply but the abbot and it is a bit frustrating due to its placement limitations.

Also bear in mind it can stay in a monastery or garden as long as you want so it can be scored early and cannot be trapped as other meeples. This means it can be used as a "quick" scoring figure if you want.

So when playing with the abbot you have to take all this into account and make the most of it.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 11:18:49 PM by Meepledrone »
Questions about rules? Check WICA: www.wikicarpedia.com


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