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A Puzzling Situation

Puzzle created by Thorin N. Tatge

Babel 1.0

It's nearing the end of a particularly grueling match and things are looking bad. The score is 18 - 10 against you and you've narrowly avoided defeat. However you have a large hand of cards and many options available to you. It's your turn, how can you guarantee victory? (Any temple on the board has all previous levels beneath it. i.e. A level 4 temple also has temple cards for levels 3, 2 & 1.)

A short primer on playing Babel is available here. It includes only the rules necessary to solve this month's puzzle.

(Note to players of the German edition of Babel: The Rio Grande Games' rules will be considered "official" for this puzzle. Notably, this means that when using the Sumerian special power you steal all cards in the opposing column matching the top most card.)

You have the following cards (which includes the three you drew this turn):

Solution

- Thorin N. Tatge

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