After some thinking and the help of my child, I came up with a handful of new rules inspired by the real world that make LEGO Bazaar work.

But let's briefly review the original rules contained in the accompanying booklet first.

### LEGO Orient Bazaar original rules

The original dice contains the following faces:

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The

*aim of the game*is to

*obtain 15 coins*, so the player who collects them first, wins.

- Each player starts with 3 objects in his/her stall and 3 coins.
- The pile of unused coins is called "
*the bank*". - The youngest player starts first by rolling the dice, then comes the next player clockwise.
- After rolling the dice you can decide whether to
*carry out*the associated actions OR*sell*one or more items from your collection. - When the dice returns [ ] [ ] the player can move the bazaar on top of another player's stall and buy a golden goblet if available by paying 1 coin to the bank (the amount of coins).
- When the dice returns [ ] [ ] the player can either move the bazaar on top of another player's stall, buy a golden goblet if available by paying one coin to the bank OR trade one object with another player whose stall is not closed.
- When the dice returns [ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ], the player can buy
*one*object from a stall with a matching color*unless it has been "closed"*by putting the bazaar on top of it and pays 1 coin to the bank. - When selling objects to the bank, the following
*price table* - Sell 1 item and earn 1 gold coin.
- Sell 2 items of the same color and earn 3 gold coins.
- Sell 3 items of the same color and earn 6 gold coins.
- Sell 4 items of the same color and earn 9 gold coins.
- Sell 5 items of the same color and earn 12 gold coins.
- The golden goblet works as a
*jolly*item and can be sold together with the items of any color, so if you are selling two red objects and a goblet, the corresponding price will be 6 coins. - When you sell a golden goblet is must be returned to the bazaar.
- When you sell items to the bank, they must be returned to the pile.
- When a stall is empty, it must be immediately refilled by taking the objects from the pile.

The rules say that others cannot buy from you, but can you still sell your collection?

How many objects

Another rule I don't understand is the refill rule. As soon as you sell your collection, it gets automagically refilled at no cost. That would be a dream in the real life! ;-)

So, in order to fill in the gaps in the rules as well as making it more similar to the

*real life experience*we came up with following additional rules and/or changes (that may well change in the future if you suggest better ones of course!):

### LEGO Orient Bazaar new (hopefully improved) rules by Stefano and Flavio

Suppressed rules are highlighted by

**bold**typeface.

The dice now contains the following faces:

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**replaced**with [O] (a gold coin)

The aim of the game is to

*obtain 15 coins*, so the player who collects them first, wins.

- Each player starts with 3 objects in his/her stall and 3 coins.
- The pile of unused coins is called "
*the bank*".

- The youngest player starts first by rolling the dice, then comes the next player clockwise.
- After rolling the dice you
~~can decide whether to~~*carry out*the associated actions.**OR***sell*one or more items from your collection**If no action is possible for the given colors, you pass the action to the next player.** ~~When the dice returns [ ] [ ] the player can move the bazaar on top of another player's stall and buy a golden goblet if available by paying 1 coin to the bank (the amount of coins).~~- When the dice returns [ ] [ ] the player can either move the bazaar on top of another player's stall, buy a golden goblet if available by paying one coin to the bank OR trade one object with another player whose stall is not closed.
- When the dice returns [ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ], the player can buy one object from a stall with a matching color
*unless it has been "closed"*by putting the bazaar on top of it~~and pays 1 coin to the bank~~**and pays one coin to the seller and the seller cannot refuse to sell his/her objects.****The player can sell its objects to the bank only if the dice contains the corresponding object's color, so if you are the red player and you collected three yellow items, when the dice contains**[ ] [ ]**you can either sell your red or yellow items, but not those of any other colors.**If the player's stall is closed however he/she cannot sell or buy anything until he or she rolls a dice and gets [ ] [ ]. - When selling objects to the bank, the following
*price table* - Sell 1 item and earn 1 gold coin.
**Sell 2 items of the same color and earn 3 gold coins.****Sell 3 items of the same color and earn 5 gold coins.****Sell 4 items of the same color and earn 7 gold coins.****Sell 5 items of the same color and earn 9 gold coins.**- The golden goblet works as a
*jolly*item and can be sold together with the items of any color, so if you are selling two red objects and a goblet, the corresponding price will be**5 coins**. - When you sell a golden goblet is must be returned to the bazaar.
- When you sell items to the bank, they must be returned to the pile.
~~When a stall is empty, it must be immediately refilled by taking the objects from the pile.~~**When a stall is empty it can be refilled only if the dice contains the color of your stall and you must pay 3 coins to the bank, so if you are the red player, you can refill your stall only if the dice contains**[ ] [ ] or [ ] [ ]**.****When the dice contains [**O**] you must pay the taxes, that is one coin to the bank unless your stall is closed (the bazaar is on top of it).**

I hope you find the new rules useful and of course we are eager to read your opinions and ideas.

Enjoy the game.

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