Games that need alternative rules
Mark Caldwell
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Some games are calling out for new rule-sets

Please add the alternative rules that need to be added to these clearly incomplete games.
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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The obvious one:

Rules for scoring Meeple stacking. Is it the height? the symetry? the lopsidedness? the colour co-ordination? I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR GAME KLAUS-JURGEN WREDE

Ideally a judging panel is needed with those numbers they hold up

And ps, if you pick red you can imagine they are the soviet gymnastics team
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2. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Rules for breaking up brick monopolies using your soldiers

I have soldiers
I have no bricks
You have no soldiers
You have bricks

There is an obvious soloution here. A historical note for all future eurogame designers is that apparently Poland had plenty of bricks, they were just trading them 4:1

In this game I generally just try to build a road that cuts off a portion of the island from the other players so I have Lebensraun
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3. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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Rules for providing your population a variety of vegetables.

The first time I introduced this game to friends I was asked why everyone just ate carrots
"Carrots?"
"Yes, all the counters have carrots on the back"

They are, to this day, carrots
 
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4. Board Game: Ikusa [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:689]
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Rules for deciding turn order with knife fights in the car-park

When players who bid for swords don't come back, nobody says anything. That is the first rule of fight club.
 
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5. Board Game: Objective Moscow: The Death of Soviet Communism [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:6955]
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See how many turns you can play before the map is kicked, blown, kittened, etc

The map covers most of my dining room. From 3 plays my record is 1 turn. Nearly
 
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6. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Scoring for most non-PC player

Hey, they are brown dudes, come here by ship, and then spend most of their time standing around in unemployment queues in the city. What the hell are you supposed to call them?

I apologise to everyone who is not offended because you really should be.
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7. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15339]
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Rules for player elimination

Oh God, please
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8. Board Game: Balderdash [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1492]
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Rules to give points to the funniest answer

Oh wait, we already use those rules.

Try eating the tokens and then looking at the board. Combined with saliva the pieces turn into lsd
 
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9. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:582]
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Rules for determining what sexual positions to use with this game

Tip: put the pieces in little baggies so that when your chrome lust has subsided they aren't so sticky
 
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10. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4474] [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
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Simply get each of the players to roll a die. Highest score wins the game. This will result in the same net effect as the 'suggested' rules supplied with the game, and will free up a lot of time to play other games.
 
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11. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15126]
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Now here is a game that needs some "alternative" rules

cough
 
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