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For games where being the starting player matters I favor plain an simple randomness. The "youngest player" rule is cute when you're 8. It's not so cute when you're 18 and have a twin was born half a …
answered Jan 5 '11 by Kempeth
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Cards are randomized through shuffling not through picking the draw pile. Statistically you should have the exactly same chances of drawing any particular card from either pile.
answered May 20 '11 by Kempeth
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Another idea is to get rid of the board altogether and just try to answer a question of every category correctly.
answered Oct 30 '10 by Kempeth
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Chores When we went on holidays we'd often play card games in the evening to determine who had to get up in the morning to get fresh bread from the bakery.
answered Jan 6 '11 by Kempeth
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Pool the Winnings I just remembered something my parents did with Canasta. Instead of the looser paying the winner the looser paid into a pool. When the pool would grow large enough they'd spend it o …
answered Jan 7 '11 by Kempeth
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Disclaimer: We've never played with the auctions at home. What I'm saying comes from experience with auctions in other games. In my experience most unregulated auctions drag on with people outbidding …
answered Jan 3 '11 by Kempeth
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You could for example always play with the same amount of pawns. If you have 3 players everyone gets a pawn for themself and you have to discuss what happens with the 4th. Considering there's already …
answered Dec 15 '10 by Kempeth
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We always play with a quick start house rule: In the beginning of the game we shuffle all the properties and everyone draws one. They have to pay for it but have an asset from the get go. We sometimes …
answered Oct 26 '10 by Kempeth
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Probably the easiest form of handicap would be to subtract a certain number of VP's from your score at the end of the game. That should allow of a pretty fine grained control over you handicap and you …
answered Dec 19 '10 by Kempeth