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Subject: Shorten game time by using colored beads instead of commerce cards rss

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Steven F
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Have stopped using the commerce cards for playing this game and instead am using colored beads drawn from a bag.



This greatly speeds up the game because it eliminates the need to shuffle the card deck between turns.
Also, the discard pile of beads is easy to see and players can better judge how much of a color is already out of play.
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Marcelo Paschoalin
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Interesting idea. Do you know how long it takes to play a full game with this variant?
 
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Using the cards it took me at least 3 minutes to do a good re-shuffle (and deal) turn to turn. Assume you need to re-shuffle at least 6 times per game - 18 minutes of time is wasted shuffling cards.

With the beads there is no shuffling. You just dump the discard pile of beads into your draw bag and your ready to go for the next turn.
So using beads will shorten your game by approx 18 minutes.

I've been playing this game with a ship to ship combat variant and one of the advantages of the beads is players can easily see how many of each color is in the discard pile, important information when considering to do an attack.
 
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