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Subject: Less Information = More Challenges rss

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The rules say that you should not show your cards but that you can talk freely about them. What about restricting the information being exchanged to move away from a game of "open hand if you ask enough" to a "choose wisely what you ask or tell" game, in the same spirit as Hanabi?

On his turn, each player could be restricted to perform only two "information sharing" actions:
- tell the name of one card he has or tell the number of cards he has in one color
- ask if one other player has a named card or ask each player how many cards he has in one given color

All the other discussions would still be allowed as long as they don't precisely reveal more cards in the players hands.

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If you're aiming to make the game harder, then it'll certainly do that.

However, my understanding is the limits on communication are intended to prevent alpha-gaming, not make the game harder.
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I've considered something like this in the past. I had an idea similar to you but also that people in the same city can show each other their hands.

Either way I think you'd want to play a few games with the house rule first to work out balance.
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