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Subject: Hungry Crocodile rss

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Eric Nolan
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I like playing this with adults. It's fun to play drunk (unlike a lot of games) and when sober you can play quite tactically, making difficult placements for yourself rather than easy ones so that the next person has a really difficult placement.

Rolling a croc is effectively a free play (although I have seen very drunk people mess this up) and it makes things easier for the following players.

So, the Hungry Crocodile rule. When you roll the croc instead of placing your animal-eeple it is eaten by the croc and placed in the box. Which one gets eaten can be either the players choice or the opponents choice.
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W M Shubert
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We always play that the first two crocs are normal (except that one must go in front, one in back). From then on, a croc is a "1". Otherwise the animal stack gets too wide at the base and the game is too easy! And that also means that only the first few crocs are "free."
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wmshub wrote:
We always play that the first two crocs are normal (except that one must go in front, one in back). From then on, a croc is a "1". Otherwise the animal stack gets too wide at the base and the game is too easy! And that also means that only the first few crocs are "free."


I've been playing this way as well.

Also, the hand can be used as a game-balancing mechanic -- kids hand off one of their animals, adults hand off a piece from the box.
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