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Niquilibrium wrote:
Is it acceptable to fake my death to keep from playing Phase 10 with the family?


You would have to leave your family and disappear forever. But I guess that's just a minor thing.
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Niquilibrium wrote:
Is it acceptable to fake my death to keep from playing Phase 10 with the family?

Wear a mask so you can cry beneath it. crygoo
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Niquilibrium wrote:
Is it acceptable to fake my death to keep from playing Phase 10 with the family?
Propose a house rule that you can complete the phases in any order. Not only does that create the interesting decision as to which phase you will go for, but it creates a nice catch-up mechanism in that the leaders have fewer options.

Pete (never plays Phase 10 with sequential phases any more)
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It's easy to volunteer to do some task -such a cooking, washing up....raking the lawn, filing an old neighbour's bunions.
I'm struggling to think of some task that's less preferable than playing Phase 10
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Hide the cards.
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Play for money.
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I've never played Phase 10, is it like Monopoly?
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Maybe try introducing them to a more interesting Rummy variant? TTR, Mystery Rummy?
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Earlybath wrote:
I've never played Phase 10, is it like Monopoly?


Isn't it what comes after Phase 9?
Do you never complete your games--or are you one those out-of-phase types like Pete (who seems to prefer chaos to the natural order of things)?

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tanik wrote:

Earlybath wrote:
I've never played Phase 10, is it like Monopoly?


Isn't it what comes after Phase 9?
Do you never complete your games--or are you one those out-of-phase types like Pete (who seems to prefer chaos to the natural order of things)?



Some people just want to watch the world burn!
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plezercruz wrote:
Niquilibrium wrote:
Is it acceptable to fake my death to keep from playing Phase 10 with the family?
Propose a house rule that you can complete the phases in any order. Not only does that create the interesting decision as to which phase you will go for, but it creates a nice catch-up mechanism in that the leaders have fewer options.

Pete (never plays Phase 10 with sequential phases any more)


And the first to complete 5 phases wins. My single play of it led me to believe game length was it's biggest crime.
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I actually like phase 10 as an app. Never played it irl.
 
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Niquilibrium wrote:
Is it acceptable to fake my death to keep from playing Phase 10 with the family?


No need to, just tell them with a dead pan face that you are suffering with violent diarrhea and couldn't sit through the experience.

In most cases you will get a couple of subdued apologies for your condition but no argument or resentment for not playing.
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Booze. Lots of it. You won't give a flip.

Or you could just be appreciative that you are spending time with your family, doing something that is slightly related to your hobby.

You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need

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Niquilibrium wrote:
I'd rather dive naked into a swimming pool filled with double edged razor blades than finish this game.

Well, there is your solution. Now to find that swimming pool.
I would suggest: let them dive in first. whistle
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Yes.

Phase 10 is a pretty bad game, I agree, and I'm willing to play almost anything. But would want to pass. Just bring another game you like and say "this is just like Phase 10."
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Meh, I don't mind Phase 10. There are worse games.
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Khonnor wrote:
I actually like phase 10 as an app. Never played it irl.


Think of a filler game that lasts at least 3 times what it should, and it gets to the uncomfortably awkward point. Phase 6-7 might be fine, but by the time 8+ hits, you are really looking elsewhere for a different game. Phase 5 would easily be a 6 rated game on the geek.
 
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Khonnor wrote:
I actually like phase 10 as an app. Never played it irl.


I used to work for the company that makes the app version of Phase 10. Being QA, that means I played the shit out of it, whether I liked it or not.

I also have a physical deck, because that's what happens when you work for a company that's porting a (cheap) card game into an app.

I don't mind Phase 10 as a game. Played once in a while, I don't find it any more objectionable than standard Rummy. If anything, it's more interesting because you have new goals every round (almost every round.)

Like any "old fashioned" card game, though, it does get boring if played too often. It sounds like that's what's happening to the OP. A family who insists on playing it all the time.

My recommendation would be to suggest a few new card games for game night. Coloretto, Guillotine, etc. Mix it up a bit.
 
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That depends. Are you going to jump out of the coffin and yell 'gotcha!'? Because that's perfectly acceptable.
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I think you need to look at it as the experience of spending time with your family (an example of the whole point of games as a social enterprise in the first place), and not be obsessed with the nature of the game itself. This sentiment seems to be completely lost by a larger and larger portion of the BGG population every year.
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I feel your pain! My wife likes it, but I try to avoid at as much as I can (played once this year). Very afraid of my kids discovering it sometime soon... shake
 
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Phase 10 is okay if you are a card game player in the more traditional style.

I like it but I actually prefer Sets & Sequences that you play with regular cards better.

My family loves this game as well and it is still fun to enjoy....

We play it or Sets & Sequences when camping with the family
 
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The way I usually play rummy games with family and friends is fairly straightforward. We typically do not keep score and play until we (meaning anyone playing) have had enough. Phase 10 is particularly pernicious because it sets a specific end goal that is usually way beyond that 'someone has had enough' point, but many people feel obligated to try for that goal.
 
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