Going first, you have 9 cards to take out, and going second you have 8 cards to take out. Here are some of my ideas:
Going first better:
- If the average turn of the setter/guessers is 2 cards except one of the turns (probably the first turn where it's the easier with 9 cards) is 3 cards, is it better to first because 2+2+2+3 cards.
Going second better:
- If the average turn of the setter+guesser is 2 cards correct, then it is better to go second because 2+2+2+2=8 cards. Sometimes, aiming for 2 cards a turn is a safer play and strategy because when you try to hit 3 cards, it's very frequent that one of them may overlap an opponent's card or at worst a black card. If you have 4 animals on the board, 3 of which are yours "bear" "donkey" "crow" and 1 of which are your opponent's "dog", it can be quite difficult.
Not sure what else.