Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars, where you will be forced to drift aimlessly farther into the vast, empty abyss of space until a lack of food, water and oxygen causes you to succumb to Death's cold embrace.
From the title, my brain for second read this as you went in to a store to buy a game that had 'diamonds' in it and were asked for photo id...
...clearly going to be an interesting day for me!
Yep, me too!
Diamonds is fine as a game, still sits kinda wonky in my mind as you can just play it with a regular deck and 1p and 2p coins to no detriment at all, save for a smaller hand at higher player counts. Always feels kinda weird that it needed to be it's own game, but that's (obviously) the only way to make money out of the idea, and as a "folk" game would never have gotten anywhere, even inside the hobby. so... it's ONLY popular as it's a (unnecessary) commercial product. Give some gamers rules for "improved Hearts" and no one would be interested, but let them buy a box with bits in and it's a hit... Curious.
Compare it to a game like Pi mal Pflaumen which is still a fairly simple trick taking game, yet needs a dedeicated deck (well, three...) in order to work.