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EGG Head
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Perhaps we did not interpret the rules correctly, but we could not see why anyone would not play their skip card during an amber round? If you are the only one you get the amber, but if at least two players play the skip card no one gets anything?
 
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Nobuaki Takerube
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Yes.
If two or three players play Skip cards, nobody can correct Amber.
 
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Marco Keja
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The reason not to play your Skip card can be that it is used the previous round. Or that you guess the chances for the next round being amber again are high enough to let the other players battle it out and save your card for the next round.
 
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Bruce Murphy
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We were wondering the same thing. Until we noticed that a card can't be used on subsequent rounds and that sharing 10 eggs out can be fatal.

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Joe Huber

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In our first game, we had one round where only one player had her skip card in hand to play for one amber. Getting an amber isn't easy, but it nicely balances the general need to play the skip card, IMHO.
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madhobbit wrote:
The reason not to play your Skip card can be that it is used the previous round. Or that you guess the chances for the next round being amber again are high enough to let the other players battle it out and save your card for the next round.
ah ok makes sense now, thanks! I guess it didn't come up in our game
 
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Erik R.
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I played with a little modification to the amber rule- If only one player plays a Skip card, they get the amber (as normal), but if only one player plays a bag card (two others played Skip), the player receive one egg in the bag they played.

I will have to try the normal and modified rule more to really experiment with it, but the normal rule felt like there was no reason to not play Skip on amber cards. The rule modification gave us more incentive to try playing a bag, and made the options more interesting.

Neat little game!
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