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I was writing a review of Batik when I wondered what other games people often played rounds of instead of the whole game. I only came up with two, but I'll bet there are a lot more.
I think in some cases, the change makes the game more palatable for casual gamers, while in others it may create a different game than the original.
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1. Board Game: Batik [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:5034]
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In a round of Batik, the first player to drop a piece which winds up sticking up out of the plastic shield loses that piece for the succeeding rounds.
The game is won when one player can no longer play any pieces - ie, he's lost enough rounds that his collection of pieces runs out before his opponents.
In this case, I think the round version is playable, especially by younger or casual gamers, but its definitely a different game than the intended one.
 
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Until I was 12 or 13, I thought the whole game was just to go to 1,000 miles and that was it. I had seen this card of course, but didn't know what it was for. I did remember that when my mom and grandmother played they would sometimes exclaim words in French ("coup-fourre") but I had assumed it was because they were from Montreal.
 
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Technically played in rounds.
 
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