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Joao Luiz Carvalho
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How tall did your buildings get when you played?

I played it last night and no one got past over 3 tiles. Our tallest buildings were 3-tile tall.

I was expecting these to become skyscrappers, based on the whole "scarse space, build upwards" theme, so I was wondering if we did anything wrong.
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Sam Cook
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I've seen them go up to 4 or 5 but rarely more than that. 3's are pretty common in the games I played. I don't think the game is really designed around having much more than that since you would start running out of room for worker pawns.
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Kevin D.
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Most of our games end with a couple fours, maybe a five, rarely a six.

If you are not going higher than three stories, consider using your new hand tokens more aggressively.
 
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Joao Luiz Carvalho
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Played again tonight and no one went higher than 3...
 
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Scot Ryder
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We've never gotten above 3 stories as well. Nothing wrong with it, of course. Some cities have more high rises than others...
 
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Dan C
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I think you'd have to shuffle the deck between each story, correct? You don't shuffle the deck more than five times usually and it gets larger as the game progresses with more cards added each shuffle.
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Kent
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Typically 4, rarely 5. I mostly play two players using my variant.
 
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Chris M
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I've played 3 times. Two 5 player games and one 3 player game.

The highest building my first game (5 player) was 4 stories tall. The highest building my second game (5 player) was 5 stories tall. The highest building my third game (3 player) was 6 stories tall.

 
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Anthony Beurivé
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Here is a game on Boîte à Jeux with a 8 story building: game #10041. Very rare! Seven stories are quite rare too. Six and five become more common. Four stories can be found in most, if not all, games.

There are more than twelve thousand Ginkgopolis games on BàJ so far! I would love to do some data mining there... cool

Kent, playing your variant with my friends Audrey and Lény has often produced 6 and sometimes 7 story buildings. (It was in real life, as your variant is not available on BàJ. Not yet... )
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