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Jonathan Franklin
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Is there a way to remove the memory element from this game?

For example, if you had six colors of Sharpie or dot stickers, could you convey enough information on the 'backside' to play without having to remember that the red/green was already seen three turns ago on the other side of the board/tableau?
 
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Daniel Danzer
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Er - well, sure you could do that. Just circle the one small icon on each tile which shows the actual backside colour. Or cross out the "wrong" one.

Each side shows two smaller icons of the two possible back colours.

But it would take a way quite of the fun. It is not only the "memory" element, it is also the risk at the beginning of the game that you can't know, which is which.

And of course it also cancels out the deduction element. So, after all, it is a pure "pick the best to place best" game.

 
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Jonathan Franklin
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Ah, I missed that fact. I thought that the deduction was independent of knowing which tile was which, as they were chains of inference that would not be hurt by knowing the other side vs. remembering it. Thanks.
 
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