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andrew fawcett
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My girl friend and I first played about twenty games, adding the scores up in our heads and always struggling a bit to remember the subtotals, so I decided to record future scores on a spreadsheet which did this automatically. We then played over 120 games and so generated quite a lot of statistics.

Some interesting points emerged from all this:-

We both won about the same number of games, and there was one tie.
However there were wild swings in the scores.

Highest score
133

Highest column
100

Highest score whilst losing
82

Lowest score whilst winning
14

My average points
41.4

My girl friend's average points
44.7

Only once did a person scoring a bonus of 20 points for an eight-card suit fail to win.

The favourite number of suits (or expeditions) to develop was three. Sometimes four worked well, especially when it was easier to put down 3 or 4 cards as a “spoiler”, scoring, say, a gross 16-22 points (net minus 4 to plus 2), rather than risk the opponent picking up these cards.

We felt that after a while, we both had quite a strong handle on strategy for the game, and that the result depended more upon luck rather than skill. Probably this luck was more associated with cards drawn during the course of the game than the initial hand dealt, although the first 4 or 5 plays, before it was clear which expeditions to develop, were often critical.

We still enjoy playing a couple of hands at odd moments during the day, but are now taking to "Ingenious" for those occasions.
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Better average for the wife... Well played m8, no sleeping in the couch
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andrewravesax wrote:
My girl friend and I first played about twenty games, adding the scores up in our heads and always struggling a bit to remember the subtotals, so I decided to record future scores on a spreadsheet which did this automatically. We then played over 120 games and so generated quite a lot of statistics.

Some interesting points emerged from all this:-

We both won about the same number of games, and there was one tie.
However there were wild swings in the scores.

Highest score
133

Highest column
100

Highest score whilst losing
82

Lowest score whilst winning
14

My average points
41.4

My girl friend's average points
44.7

Only once did a person scoring a bonus of 20 points for an eight-card suit fail to win.

The favourite number of suits (or expeditions) to develop was three. Sometimes four worked well, especially when it was easier to put down 3 or 4 cards as a “spoiler”, scoring, say, a gross 16-22 points (net minus 4 to plus 2), rather than risk the opponent picking up these cards.

We felt that after a while, we both had quite a strong handle on strategy for the game, and that the result depended more upon luck rather than skill. Probably this luck was more associated with cards drawn during the course of the game than the initial hand dealt, although the first 4 or 5 plays, before it was clear which expeditions to develop, were often critical.

We still enjoy playing a couple of hands at odd moments during the day, but are now taking to "Ingenious" for those occasions.


Yeah, it's good to mix up the rotation of these simple 2-player games. May want to try out Jaipur and Piñata.
 
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We have played loads of Jaipur. Again we are about equal, but this is IMHO much more dependent upon skill. Will look at Piñata
 
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andrew fawcett
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originally, her average was about 5 higher than me. I have clawed back a bit…….
 
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