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Boat Mackerel Boat
Mackerel Boat
The face of the card (Japanese version)
Attributes
Type Primary Industry
Cost 2
Activation 8
Effect
If you have a Harbor, get 3 coins from the bank on anyone's turn.
Mackerel Boat is a Primary Industry card in Machi Koro, introduced in the Harbor Expansion.

Gameplay Edit

When the card's activation number of eight is rolled by any player, if the player has a Harbor, they get three coins from the bank on anyone's turnmay take 5 coins from any one player, on the player's turn only.

Strategy Edit

The per-turn value of the card depends on whether the player uses the Train Station establishment to roll two dice:

$ value = \begin{cases} 0, & \mbox{if player rolls one die or lacks the Harbor} \\ 3 \times 5/36, & \mbox{if player rolls two dice and has the Harbor} \\ \end{cases} $

Or:

$ value = \begin{cases} 0, & \mbox{if player rolls one die or lacks the Harbor} \\ .41666, & \mbox{if player rolls two dice and has the Harbor} \\ \end{cases} $