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May
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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comment Are there multiplayer equivalents to trading places after the first move?
Is there another name for the 40-thieves sharing process? I'd like to read up more about it, but I can't find anything other than this question. The terms are too generic :/
May
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awarded  Scholar
May
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accepted How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
May
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comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
There are a number of good answers to my question posted here, but I think the other comparisons in this answer (searching the deck and odds calculations) make it the best. It's hard to justify counting cards on paper in a poker or blackjack game, which is fundamentally the same question I started with - just applied to a less complicated game. Thanks for the perspective on it!
May
22
comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
I don't know yet whether I agree with that viewpoint, but realizing it existed is exactly why I asked the question. Thanks for being the voice of opposition.
May
22
comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
I like this perspective on it.
May
22
comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
@mfoy_ - For Catan, probably. But there's other games where the information is less dense and easier to keep track of (such as a sum of victory points earned in Small World, or train cards taken in Ticket to Ride).
May
22
comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
@BrianRobbins - If it's purely your memory, absolutely not. I don't think anyone would disagree about that. But if you jot a reminder to yourself that 10 wheat has been handed out...
May
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awarded  Student
May
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asked How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
Jan
28
comment What is the name of this solitaire variant?
It's possible that this is simply a two-deck version of some other variant, with two "locked" piles and 5 unlocked ones.
Jan
28
comment What is the name of this solitaire variant?
In official terms, there is a 10 by 5 main tableau, a 4 by 5 secondary tableau, eight foundation spots, a stock, and a discard pile. The goal is to build up in sequence by alternating color. Cards from the secondary tableau must first be played directly to a foundation. (Or something like that.)
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