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Sankt Petersburg (Saint Petersburg) - Online Guide

Starting The Game

With /join 2-4 players can join the game. With /start the game begins. Alternatively, you can use the Game Tool!

Object of the Game

Übersicht

Sankt Petersburg ist ein Spiel, das von knappem Kapital geprägt ist. Die Spieler kaufen Handwerker, Gebäude, Adelige oder Marktkarten, um durch diese möglichst viele Siegpunkte zu erzielen. Das geschieht rundenbasiert: Nach der Handwerkerphase (grün) werden nur diese gewertet, nach der Marktphase (gelb) wird der Markt gewertet, nach der Gebäudephase (blau) werden nur Gebäude gewertet und nach der Adeligenphase (orange) gibt es eine Wertung für Adelige. Die 5.Phase, Überbaukarten (gemischt), zieht keine Wertung nach sich.

Anzeige

Anhand der weissen Unterlegung im unteren Bereich (5) sieht man welcher Spieler an der Reihe ist, und wessen Auslage man gerade betrachtet. In der Anzeige am rechten Rand (4) läßt sich immer erkennen, wer in welcher Spielphase der Startspieler ist. Anhand des Pfeils sieht man, in welcher Phase das Spiel man sich gerade befindet. Jeweils rechts oben ist die Anzahl der Karten in den Nachziehstapeln dargestellt.

The Cards

The cost in rubles is shown in silver on the bottom left of a card. Victory points are shown in a yellow shield on the bottom right of a card.

Worker (Handwerker)

Handwerker

These cards typically generate rubles. The purchase price for each is shown in the top left corner of each card. The bottom of each card indicates the income each card generates during their phase. The symbol in the upper right corner indicates their type. This is important to know for the trading cards (see below).

Market

Markt

Diese Karten bringen eine Steigerung des Marktwertes in den 5 Kategorien. Die Anzahl und die Marktkategorie ist auf der Karte oben rechts sichtbar. Unten zeigt die "1" ebenso wie bei den anderen Karten das Einkommen pro Runde (gelbe Wertung) an.

Buildings

Gebäude

These primarily generate points of victory. The cost for construction is indicated in the top left corner. The victory points generated during the blue phase also shown on the bottom of each card.

Nobles

Adlige

These cards bring less rubles than the workers and fewer points of victory than buildings, are however then are very useful in providing Victory Points at the end of the game.

Trade Cards

Überbaukarten

These cards have a square around the cost in the top left corner. These cards can be used to upgrade existing of the worker/building/aristocrat cards. They can be only built over cards of the same colour already bought by a player. You pay the difference between the value shown in the top left of the card and that already paid for when the original card was bought. Green trading cards can only be placed over a worker with the same trade (the symbol in the top right corner of both cards must match).

Flow of the game

At the beginning of the game two worker cards per player are made available. Each player starts with 25 rubles. It is recommended that you purchase 2 workers during the first green round! To purchase, drag and drop the desired card into the window designated for your cards (next to your name). If you do not wish to purchase any more cards (or you are unable to) click on the symbol of the round shown in the top right hand window.

You can also elect to hold 3 extra cards in your hand with the intent of purchasing them later. Drag and drop them onto the hand icon in your game play area. These cards will now be shown in a separate floating toolbar which you can use to select from later in the game. If you lose this window, click again on the hand symbol to open the window again. Cards not played, which remain in your hand at the end of the game count as -5 points each.

All cards shown in the top purchase window can be bought. Similarly and cards which you have in your hand can be bought. You can buy cards in any phase, however, you may find that it is financially best if you actually pay for cards in the same phase in which they generate benefits.

There are 4 basic actions which can be taken.
1. Buy a card from the available cards and place to your play area.
2. Take a card from the available cards and place in your hand (provided you still have space in it)
3. Buy a card from your hand and place to your play area.
4. Pass.

If all players pass, then the market (of 8 cards) is filled up with the type of cards associated with the next phase. (Example: after the workers phase at the beginning, 8 buildings cards are then made available). In each phase there is a different starting player. The small symbols at the player name indicate who starts each phase. The symbols rotate after each round on to the next player in a clockwise direction.

The following is scored at the end of each phase:

  • At the end of the Workers Phase each player receives the corresponding rubles and victory points for each green card they have in front of them.
  • am Ende der Marktphase erhält jeder Spieler für jede ausliegende gelbe Karte entsprechende Rubel. Ausserdem werden die Mehrheiten (und zweiter Platz) in den einzelnen Marktkategorien mit Punkten belohnt.
  • At the end of the Building Phase each player receives the corresponding rubles and victory points for each blue card they have in front of them.
  • At the end of the Aristocrats Phase each player receives the corresponding rubles and victory points for each Orange card they have in front of them.
  • At the end Trade Card Phase there is no scoring.

Reduced Cost Cards

If you buy a card which you already possess, you can save rubles. You save 1 ruble per, for each of the same card already placed. The minimum cost is however always 1 ruble. (Example: If you already have two markets placed in front of you, you pay 3 rubles instead of 5.

Auslage

Am Ende jeder Runde (also nach der 5.Phase) bekommen alle nicht gekauften, oben ausliegenden Karten eine -1. Sie sind in der nächsten Runde einen Rubel günstiger. Karten, die bereits eine -1 hatten, kommen am Ende der Runde ganz aus dem Spiel.

Ending the Game

As soon as one of the 4 card decks is exhausted (no more cards left) the game finishes at the end of Phase 4 of that round.

Then, for each ten rubles you still own, you score 1 victory point. For each card remaining in your hand unpaid for scores -5 points.

In addition, you receive a bonus for the number of different aristocrats "X" you own, as shown in the table below.

X12345678910
Victory Points13610152128364555

If you possess more than 10 different aristocrats, you still only score for having 10 different kinds (i.e 55 bonus points). The player with the most points wins. If there is a tie, the most remaining money serves as a tie-breker.

Special Cards

Some cards have special functions. These are explained here:

Zar

Czar Peter can do it all. He can be displaced by any green trading card.

Goldgräber

The Goldsmith (when upgrading a Gold Miner) reduces the cost for acquiring aristocrats by 1 ruble each.

Schreinerei

The Carpenter's (when upgrading the Lumberjack) reduces the cost to purchase buildings by 1 ruble each.

Theater

In der blauen Wertung erhält der Spieler für jeden seiner ausliegenden Adeligen einen Siegpunkt.

Potemkinsches Dorf

The player pays 2 rubles when he buys/places the card. If he displaces the card with a trading card, it is worth 6 rubles.

Schenke

Immediately after each scoring of buildings, the player can buy up to 5 points. Each point costs 2 rubles. (The player cannot "buy" 2 rubles for 1 point). You will be shown a symbol in top right called "PUB". Use the arrows to select the amount to spend, then click "OK".

Lagerhaus

The player can have up to 4 cards in his hand.

Sternwarte Auswahl

Die Sternwarte bringt normal einen Siegpunkt. Sie kann aber in der blauen Phase "gedreht" werden, der Siegpunkt verfällt dann jedoch für diese Runde. Man darf stattdessen von einem beliebigen Stapel eine Karte (allerdings nicht die letzte) ziehen und diese dann bauen, auf die Hand nehmen oder ablegen. Um diese Möglichkeit sichtbar zu machen wird in dem Aktionsbereich (2) die Sternwartenfunktion eingeblendet. Ziehen kann man dann direkt von dem entsprechenden Stapel an der rechten Seite.

Steuereintreiber

When scoring the aristocrats, the player earns 1 ruble for each worker that he has in his play area.

Single Player Option - SU

Saint Petersburg can also be played as a solo variant. The rules are identical to the normal game. Simply join the game and click on start. The goal of the game is to get as high a score as possible.