This goes for many games where players take turns to draw cards, but I specifically wondered about Carcassonne:
Do you allow players to pre-draw tiles and look at those tiles before it's their turn? So they don't have to wait until it's their turn, but somewhere between their last turn and their new turn, they can draw?
I myself don't like this tactic too much, as the players now possess information which the game rules did not intend them to possess yet. Especially if you allow "discussion" or "persuasion" (no, lay your road there and take it - aha, now I got the perfect hole for my cloister!).
- Players can think ahead
- Game advances faster
- Unintended possession of early information
- (only if the original order of drawing is broken:) less drawing choice for other players