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Question about Artisans & Benefactors "Beloved Prince" Statue - When building the Statue, can I save 1 star with the help of the Building Crane?

Answer

No. The stars don’t count as resources in the sense of the Building Crane rule.

Note: The Building Crane belongs to the theme set "Science & Progress", which is part of the Catan Card Game – Expansion Set.