When you're playing the game of Spoons, it's a really good thing to have all the spoons distributed in way where they're all equidistant from the players. This is easy to do at a round table. However, at a rectangular table, it seems like it's hard to keep it balanced. When I've played at a rectangular table, we usually have the spoons laid out like this:
However, this gives players at/near the ends a disadvantage. When someone grabs a spoon and the free-for-all starts, players in the middle have a wide selection, even after several have been grabbed. But players at the end have farther and farther to reach as the spoons on the ends get taken. Often, the player without one is on an end. Is there an better way to keep things balanced at a rectangular table, without giving anyone an advantage/disadvantage?