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Subject: Where to play and rules questions ... rss

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Quinn Swanger
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I just found out about this game and I'm very intrigued. But where to play? The website listed here seems to be defunct. Also, I have a couple rules clarification questions:

1) To offset the advantage that the first player so often has in connection games, does the first player's first move consist of placing only one of his four rolled dice (and from then on all moves consist of placing two)?

2) The part about the replacement dice always being rolled at the end of a turn, does that mean that the dice you can choose from to play on your next turn are predetermined and known to both players before your next turn (i.e., "open hands")? From my reading of the the rules, that seems to be the case. If true, that also seems like a great mechanic for planning and reduction of luck.

3) Is it possible and legal for opposite edge winning lines to have diagonal only connections within them? My interpretation of a later addition to the wording of the original rules that I saw on a geek list here is that this is indeed possible and legal.
 
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Benjamin Corliss
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The website has been out of business for a while

The way I play now is on a home built board. I built one 14x14 which better mitigates lucky rolls. You can get cheap dice at the dollar store (when in stock).

Other answers:
1) correct
2) The game is played with open hands. You replace the played dice at the end of the turn for better planning (as you mentioned) as well as being able to reason about your turn when it isn't your move.
3) The path to determine edge-to-edge connection can have diagonal connections. The game-design reason for this is that this prevents stalemate games. Assuming you have enough dice, there should never be a stalemate.

Let me know if you have any more questions


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Quinn Swanger
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Thank you for your answers, Benjamin! I am looking forward to playing.

Regarding where to play online, if I were you, I would definitely contact:

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Boardspace.net is an excellent site and Dave is constantly adding new games.
 
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Where can I get a complete set of rules for the game?
 
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