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Subject: what does it Really mean if someone else hoards cards and wins the game ? rss

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Tomello Visello
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You carefully display enough completed objective cards to initiate the procedure to end the game when suddenly another player reveals "hoarded" hidden cards with enough points to "steal" the win from you.

So what was it that was stolen from you? You simply didn't have enough points to win in the first place. You just didn't know it.

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Hoarding Cards Fix? Increase emperor bonus perhaps?
problems with scoring in the end game?
 
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Why not claim all your cards when you have the required amount to end the game then? You're unnecessarily extending the game playing time by hoarding.
 
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TheMartinDobson wrote:
Why not claim all your cards when you have the required amount to end the game then? You're unnecessarily extending the game playing time by hoarding.


I simply like to lay a lot of objectives at once and steal a victory.
 
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TheMartinDobson wrote:
Why not claim all your cards when you have the required amount to end the game then? You're unnecessarily extending the game playing time by hoarding.

Perhaps the player lacks confidence against an opponent who may also be holding completed but undeclared objectives.
 
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I don't get it, are you giving your opinion regarding already existing threads by opening a new one?
 
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vega777 wrote:
I don't get it, are you giving your opinion regarding already existing threads by opening a new one?

It is just a simple topic starter. Not "how to fix the problem", but instead "why should anyone think it's a problem in the first place".

 
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TVis wrote:
It is just a simple topic starter. Not "how to fix the problem", but instead "why should anyone think it's a problem in the first place".

I agree. This is a valid strategy for winning, that doesn't always work 100% I might add. I will use it depending on various game situations, like who else is putting cards down, how many cards they have in their hand, what point value are the objects that I have completed and displayed versus completed and am holding...

BTW, a relatively easy way to determine if "hoarding" is going on is to check the status of their bamboo. If they have a bunch that has not been turned in and they're holding panda cards, guess what? They've probably completed one or more of them. Hording land cards can either be an indication that they're hoarding completed cards, or are holding cards they can't (or won't) finish. How to tell? Are they still pulling land hexes and playing them? Are they trying to irrigate? They're probably trying to complete an objective. Neither of the above? They're either holding completed cards or have given up.

It's difficult to hoard gardener cards simply because the state of the board can change, so you can generally rule that out.

Bottom line: it's not really a secret if you consider the indicators. Plus you can't hoard everything because of the card limit.

If you see someone hoarding, play accordingly. Easy enough.
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