Hey you guys, I am new at this game and we came across a situation during a play of Cities and Knights of Catan, it's not specifically described in the game rules and our opinions divided on the solution. The situation was: there were 3 metropolicies and 2 cities total, one player (let's call'em red) had 4 active knights, 2 cities and 1 metropolis, other player (blue) had 2 metropolises and no active knights. When barbarians came - Catan lost, but who's city gets demolished? Blue player is immune to the barberians attack, but red player has 4 active knights and only 2 cities to protect, so we need an independent and experienced player to resolve our little argument here.
That is definitely a tricky one. Were there only two players? It wouldn't be fair to punish the person who had the most knights. However, the player with the two metropolises was immune. Maybe make up a rule for it. Or better yet, submit your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Red loses a city. It does seem unfair in that circumstance, but there's an example in the rules that demonstrates this. I think it's something like 1 player has no knights or cities, another had 1 active knight and a city, so they lost their city.