FAQ for Before the Wind™
If a player has a face-up card, may they bid on another action card?
No. The rules state that a player "cannot participate any further" if they have a face-down action card or guilders in front of them. A face-up card means you cannot bid, but you MAY still "participate" if another player makes a bid on your action card. At the end of the round, each player may only have exactly one action card in front of them, or guilders in front of them.