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Got a light, mate?
Another way to reduce luck a bit is to have a couple of face up cards to draw from. This would allow you to plan your turn potentially based on what card(s) you might be picking up.
How about drawing 5 cards, and playing 4.
And you can keep 1 card at the end of your turn,
before refilling your hands.
We thought of both of these variants after our first (5 player) playing. Both are preferable to the luck of the draw, particularly towards the end of the game. They could even be options in rounds 5-7 only. If anyone tries them I'd be interested to know how the game plays.