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Andrew Martin
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My copy only came with 39. One red bordered card is missing. I double checked to see if they were stuck together.

Will this affect gameplay at all?
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Alison Mandible
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AMartin56 wrote:
Will this affect gameplay at all?


Not really.

Mathematically speaking, you could get to every possible board setup using only one key card. The problem there is that players might learn what that setup looks like. You could still probably get by with only 5 or 6 key cards as long as players didn't intentionally try to memorize them. Having only 39 instead of 40 will make almost no difference.

(That said, if it bothers you or your friends to have the odds for which team starts be slightly off of 50/50, you could use the app in place of key cards.)

CGE are very friendly and would probably be happy to replace the missing card, but figuring out which one needs replacing might be more trouble than it's worth.
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Hmm, now you have me curious about the copy I just got...

...but, no, it won't affect gameplay at all. Each of your 39 cards can be used in any of four orientations, for functionally 156 different keys. Combine that with somewhere around the 200 double-sided word cards randomly shuffled and laid out in your grid, and you'll never have the same two games twice.

(add in the companion app, or one of the fanmade generators, and you have an even more ridiculous number of combinations)
 
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AMartin56 wrote:
My copy only came with 39. One red bordered card is missing. I double checked to see if they were stuck together.

Will this affect gameplay at all?

I was missing one red key card as well. Contacted support and they made it right.
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Andrew Martin
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Thanks everyone. I will either contact support or just remove one blue card so both teams have an equal chance of going first.
 
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Arthur Rutyna
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Me too. Maybe I'll contact support???
 
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