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Subject: Limited Resources rss

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Joshua Turner
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Are resources limited in Happy Pigs to what is available? That is, can you buy up the supply of vaccines to hose everyone else? This is a possible scenario in a 5 or 6 player game.
 
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David Luchetti
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purplemosh wrote:
Are resources limited in Happy Pigs to what is available? That is, can you buy up the supply of vaccines to hose everyone else? This is a possible scenario in a 5 or 6 player game.

I think they are suppose to be limited ... And money is not supposed to be limited.
 
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purplemosh wrote:
Are resources limited in Happy Pigs to what is available? That is, can you buy up the supply of vaccines to hose everyone else? This is a possible scenario in a 5 or 6 player game.
No, they're not limited. So you can't deliberately purchase all the vaccines from the market to stop your opponents from buying some (good try, though ).
 
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Dan C
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Doh! Well there goes one of my tried-and-true strategies... Is this in the rulebook somewhere that I just missed?
 
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dcrowell wrote:
Is this in the rulebook somewhere that I just missed?
No I think we did… blush
 
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ArrBeeDee Dial
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As a note, I tried that strategy (with a limited resources 'game') and it wasn't competitive. We played with a full player count.

Issues:
* It takes several turns to buy all the vaccines.
* In the first turn, you will probably split the 'buys'
* In the second turn, others will note what you did - you will split again - and they will buy some.
* In the tird turn, you might buy out the market but now you are 3 turns behind. Also, others will sell their non-vaccinated pigs... loosing some in the fourth and being annoyed.

The other players' loss of a few piglets didn't overcome the early acceleration of their farm. I did get a few bad pairings when I matched choices with several others. In a group of equivalent players, three were ahead of me - the mental adjustment was interesting and if there were 'fewer' resources in the pool this strategy might be valid.
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