So last night was the first time we played Mysterium with the full compliment of 7 players. As I was setting up the game I realized that it was going to be difficult for some folks to view all of the cards on the table. There were 3 players all sitting side by side and our one roamers who was standing behind them and each of them could study the tabled cards in detail. But the two folks sitting closer to the ends of the table were either standing up themselves, or kneeling on their chairs and leaning over the cards to get a sideways glance.
Then one of these players pulled out her iPhone. She quickly snapped photos of all the tabled cards and then happily sat back scrolling through them. And because she could even zoom in on the details I think she likely had a better view than the rest of us 50+ half-blind participants.
So how do you all set up Mysterium to optimize viewing in a 7p game?
Have you ever had someone utilize their iPhone in this matter to enhance their gaming experience?
Finally, is this type of problem just begging for an app that doesn't have 6 people huddled over a 1'x 1' gaming area? (I am fully expecting to be burned at the stake for even suggesting such a thing.)
Thanks for your input!
Wow.. to me that would totally kill the atmosphere of the game.
I'd be the snarky Ghost that would just tell that player to Skype in next time...