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Subject: Don't make this mistake!!! rss

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Marcus Perry
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So... after 12 plays... we finally decided something was lacking with this game.

"I mean it all seems to come down to whether you have the right piece in the "X" spot so you can go forward and get the brief case back to your country."

"Hey... is that where it should end up?"

DOH!!!
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TABLE FLIP! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!
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If only there was a way I could have known that before playing... oh wait...


I was so fascinated with the concept of the game that I managed to keep convincing people to try it and then just assuming that all would become more interesting after we had played enough! That is a strong testimony to the cleverness of this game's design!

It is a FAAAARRRRR better game when you have to get the briefcase to your opponent's side of the board! I made an intuitive mistake... it seems LIKE you would want to get the briefcase back to your country... but that is wrong... so very very very wrong!

Now we will probably play with the Russian pieces starting in the US and vice-versa. Then thematically the spies are trying to get home!

Mad props to my gaming friends who were willing to follow me in a ridiculous path.
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Ove Ahlman
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I'm sorry, your post is a little... erratic. So you wanted to go forward and then back with the briefcase, is that the problem you had?
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Marcus Perry
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Linkor wrote:
I'm sorry, your post is a little... erratic. So you wanted to go forward and then back with the briefcase, is that the problem you had?


Yes. We have a playground game here called "steal the bacon." That is what this "variant" felt like. I do not recommend trying it!
 
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michael dorazio
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I JUST DID THE SAME THING TODAY!!!

Hahahaha.

Yeah, luckily my opponent flipped through the rules and noticed my screw up.
 
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