How do you pronounce the game’s title?
The Danish word Vejen means road and is pronounced “Viyen”.
What does this symbol mean?
The symbol means “any goods”, so “any goods” can be taken from the warehouse to pay.
If a player sells goods in a city with a Counting House of another player, the owner of that Counting House gets 1 coin from the player selling the good. Does the selling player have to pay an additional coin for each good he is selling (e.g. by having the Spokewheel upgraded or having goods loaded in several cities)?
No, even selling multiple goods in one turn counts only as one action and requires only one coin per opponent’s Counting House.
Can a player take multiple loans on the same product?
Yes, you can take multiple loans on the same good, but only 1 loan per round.
Can a player build multiple Counting Houses in the same city?
No, it is not possible for one player to build multiple Countinghouses in one city.
Can you buy multiple bonus cards in the border cities (Tönning, Rendsburg)?
Yes, you can buy any amount of bonus cards in one turn, but each player can only hold a maximum of 2 cards at the same time. You can pay in Krone or Thaler.
How exactly does the “Buying” action work?
- See where your oxcart is – you can buy the goods pictured there.
- The price of the goods is paid in the currency of the country you are in.
- The price indicates the exchange rate.
- Since an action can be taken as often as you would like, the available money in the corresponding currency represents the limit and/or the number of goods that can be loaded in the warehouse at the max (at the beginning there is a max of 5 goods).
How exactly does the “Loading” action work?
Keep in mind that you can only load in a city if your own oxcart as well as one of your own counting houses is in that exact city. You always load onto the counting house card of that exact city. Loaded goods can only be used for selling and not for building. Goods can’t be sold in the same city they were loaded in.
After goods have been loaded, you can use these goods for the “Selling” action. But how does the “Selling” action work?
Once you have loaded goods, you can sell them everywhere except in the city where you have loaded the goods, and also not in these cities: Tönningen, Rendsburg, Hamburg and Copenhagen – because in these cities there are no printed house symbols on the board.
What to pay attention to when playing VEJEN for the first time
- When a plague marker is down you have to remember not to use that path when calculating your shortest route.
- For the first few rounds, remember to count roads to calculate their distance rather than add their movement costs.
- Remember that you can’t sell goods in spaces that can’t accommodate counting houses.
- When an icon shows a 2 and then a picture of a coin in both currencies, it means you can get 2 coins in whatever currency you like.
- When loading goods, don’t be confused by the large picture of the production type of the city on the card. The icon is only meant to help remind you what you produce and in no way restricts what goods can go on the card.