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Subject: Dummy hands variant for 2-3 player game rss

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Pete Goch
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Has anyone tried using dummy hands to simulate "missing" players and to avoid discarding 7 cards in the 2 and 3 player games?

For the 2 player game: deal 4 cards to each player and 4 cards to 2 "dummy" players which would take the place of players 2 and 4 in turn order. In turn order the 1st player would reveal and discard 1 of each dummy player's cards. At the end of each round, instead of directly passing your cards to the other player, player 1 would take player 4's dummy hand and player 3 player 2's dummy hand. Then each player including the dummies would draw a card as usual.

For the 3 player game randomly determine the dummy player's turn order after the first player has been determined. Say using a d6 1-2/2nd, 3-4/3rd and 5-6/4th.


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The solitaire rules could be adapted as well for the robot players.
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icarusmustburn wrote:
The solitaire rules could be adapted as well for the robot players.
The dummy players would then be two or three times luckier than a single robot player! It would be a psychological disaster for the human players, seeing all those bonus cards going away at no cost.
 
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tonybi wrote:
icarusmustburn wrote:
The solitaire rules could be adapted as well for the robot players.
The dummy players would then be two or three times luckier than a single robot player! It would be a psychological disaster for the human players, seeing all those bonus cards going away at no cost.


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