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I own the trilogy and they live as a combined set. In playing this we always find that the I've got a secret round goes on way too long and we can easily lose a couple of players during that round. Even worse, for them, is the fact that since war has not been declared they do not get a final strike.

I must go through the, now rather large, deck and cull some of the secrets and top secrets. Tough job though, so many of them are so cute and must not be removed.
 
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Re:Too many secrets and top secrets when combining all three games
Karlsen (#20023),
I've had the same problem, but made up a couple of different decks with the same basic setup of other cards (somewhere in one set of the rules they mention a prefered percentage of cards that are very useful for this) and then I can just pick different decks to get different secrets (also makes the decks a lot easier to shuffle :-) ). You still have to many secrets though so some will have to be left out...
 
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Re: Too many secrets and top secrets when combining all thre
We found the same thing, and culled all repeated secret cards plus some more to make a good balance. We also now play where we no longer say "I have a top secret" and "I have a secret", it is always just "I have a secret", but the honor system says offer Top Secrets first if you have them. Adds a little mystery using a spy to buy the card.
 
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Re: Too many secrets and top secrets when combining all thre
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since war has not been declared they do not get a final strike.


Being ousted by Secrets & Top Secrets does give a final retaliation. Propaganda does not.

Official site suggests creating a sideboard of Secrets. Put the number of secrets in the deck that you think is appropriate, then whenever one is drawn, instead of being used, it is put on the bottom of the sideboard deck and the top card of that deck is drawn instead.

It allows all secrets to be used occasionally without having to go through the deck & change them out between games.
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