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Subject: An attempt at 6 rss

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除名山 蔵芽戸
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The other night at game night 6 of us had finished up our games and we were waiting for one other table to finish a game of Sleuth so that we could switch things up. We looked around for a quick filler and someone suggested we do Coloretto with 6. Since the game is originally intended for 5, he quickly added that we could play it so that one person wouldn't receive any cards per round.

This peaked our curiosity, so we decided to give it ago. The first round was as if we were carefully walking on ice testing it for its thickness. Players would draw a card, glance around and timidly set it into one of the 5 rows. As a couple of the rows filled up players began to grab cards and end the round.

As it would turn out the player to my right would be the first one to draw and place. And this is where I destroyed the game (that or found why it didn't work). The card that was placed out was one of the colors I was working on, without thinking, I took the card and cut out of the round. From that point on, all players started taking what they could get just so they wouldn't be the one left out. It was much like the mad rush of a post-Thanksgiving Christmas sale. Needless to say the playability of the game greatly diminished--I wouldn't suggest it being played this way.

On the other hand, Ninjabob wrote a report back in January where he states that he takes more cards from a second game of Coloretto and fills out the deck a bit more. I assume that he also ads a 6th row card--maybe a use for that creepy castle card that is included in every game??
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Gerald McDaniel
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We regularly play with 6 players, and even 7 and 8. We don't add additional cards and don't leave anyone out.

I made a couple of extra row cards and scoring summary cards, for the additional players. We place the last-round card in the draw deck so that there are three cards for each player below it, to assure a complete last round. This means there are fewer total rounds, but the length of the game is about the same as with 5 or fewer players.

We think it plays as well with 6-8 as with 5.
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