As I am currently frustrated to max level (pun intended), I can also write some more bug reports to the party mode:
If you use a spell, which has a failure condition, i.e., Gold Sense (it only works with at least one Big V+ gem on the board), the error message (“Cannot cast spell”) is displayed on the other player’s screens in addition to your own screen.
Screenshot: trying to activate “Gold Sense” without a Big V+ gem on the board:
Aside from being embarrassing, this has two more side-effects:
- The other player(s) don’t understand the message popping up on their screen
- The overlay can prevent other players from matching gems: This happens when the error message in the player’s language is too long to fit next to the board.
Screenshot: trying to activate “Gold Sense” again, this time with the language set to German:
As you can see, a player currently matching gems will be unable to use the top-left 4 gems reliably.
Suggested fix: Ensure that the message is only displayed for the player using the spell.