I was playing 4-player Puzzle Strike the other day, and this question came up:
If player A uses Knockdown on player B and then crashes a gem at B, can player C or D still counter-crash on B’s behalf?
I decided the answer was “yes,” because the way Knockdown is worded seems to suggest it really only affects the player specifically targeted by the chip. But, that interpretation makes Knockdown a lot weaker in multiplayer (I think), so I was curious if it actually prevents any counter-crashing by or on behalf of the targeted player.
For easy reference, this is what the Knockdown chip says:
Chosen opponent discards a chip and can’t play reactions this turn.