After reading that last thread, I decided to throw out all the bids from last round and give the Parrot to Gerode, just because I felt sorry for him.... Yeah, whatever.... rkoelsch stopped the bidlock at 3 gems again and Gerode was ready for him: Gerode: Strike Spiderman: N/A rkoelsch: Stop Jigglypuff: N/A So, for 3 more gems, Gerode ends up with an obnoxious chatterbox, but at least he has something.... Current turn: rkoelsch (income 2) Gems-Income/Resources (color-points-income): Gerode: 9-0 / Parrot (purple-30-1) (30 pts) Spiderman: 10-2 / Bugs and Slugs (green-10-2), Tree House (tan-50-0) (60pts) rkoelsch: 10-2 / Palm Leaf (tan-10-2) (10 pts) Jigglypuff: 3-3 / Monkey (purple-40-1), Artesian Well (blue-50-0), Dew (blue-10-2) (90 pts) Up until this point, Jigglypuff having few gems hasn't hurt much as you've been bidding for low-value items. Now, things change. This round, you are bidding for a Wild Boar (to eat, not to visit with) (green-50-0). Bids due by Tuesday. Everyone back in on this round.