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Subject: Card adjustment for multiple players... rss

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We have found that playing with 3-4 players, that the player(s) with the card constantly facing them have a slight advantage (higher win percentage). Specifically, on a round table there are players positioned either to the side or opposite the card. Granted, the player opposite the card sees it upside down (which is a minor hindrance) but the players to the side see the card at a skewed angle- which seems to place them at a disadvantage.

With the main emphasis on aligning the balls and the tubes in the correct order (as fast as possible), being off-center/skewed seems to take players a little longer to process the "misaligned" card in play.

We have considered a minor house-rule: after each round, turn and face the next card to the player in clockwise order. We haven't tried this yet but if this is a actual phenomena, perhaps it might mitigate any unfair/unbalanced advantage?

Has anyone else experienced this or have come up with other options...maybe from those who have combined sets for more than 4 players?
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Have each player draw a card each round and whomever can finish theirs fastest gets the card for that round. Others are discarded.
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Great idea, we'll give that a go next time it comes to the table, thanks!
 
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