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Subject: Final scoring card lace+yarn=3VP rss

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Juanlu Bermudez
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Yesterday I was able to put in play one of those extreme strategies that I like to try just to get the full scope of a game.

The idea was to get as many packs of white cubes and grey octogons as I could and take the final scoring card that gives 3 victory points for every pack.

There are a number of cards to support this strategy but I didn't become too obsesed. I just picked an extra buy at the marked and an extra cube/octogon purchase for free. Maybe I didn't a lot of dresses but put these in the spaces that give market, cube or octogon bonuses.

I finished the game with 9 packs of cube+octogon wich gave me 27 victory points. 27 points are way too much for this game! I won by a difference of more than 20 points (was a two players game) wondering if this actually broke the game.
 
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Bruce
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Personally I find this card meh in a 2 or 4 player game. In a 3 or 5 player game where more board spots are going to be taken from you this is a good strategy to get out of the fight (but in turn allows other players to take better spots). I do not find it too powerful.
 
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benjamin CLOVIS
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It seems to me that if your opponent had seen this coming, he would have bought that scoring card ahead of you, leaving you with a bunch of useless cubes and octogons at the end of the game maybe? After all, if you were able to aquire that many pairs, I am guessing that you sacrificed some other scoring aspect of the game no?

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Lutz Hartel
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And sometimes this card won't come along at all.
 
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Ted Marshall
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Paladins_Angel wrote:
And sometimes this card won't come along at all.

With the base game, all cards always come out. Even with the expansion, I believe all of the level 6 cards still always come out.
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clovisIII wrote:
It seems to me that if your opponent had seen this coming, he would have bought that scoring card ahead of you, leaving you with a bunch of useless cubes and octogons at the end of the game maybe? After all, if you were able to aquire that many pairs, I am guessing that you sacrificed some other scoring aspect of the game no?


Exactly. Unless you're playing with new players and can plan this from the start without anyone really knowing what you're doing then this can be easily blocked. Same for many of the potentially big point scoring cards.

Not an end-game scoring card but I tried the same aiming for the card that allows you to convert gold to VP on a 3:1, but again I got spotted in the last 2 rounds and then one guy purposely made all the high value dresses. Otherwise I would have totally spanked everyone in points - I had well over 100 coins if I remember rightly.

This is my one main gripe about the game. The end game scoring cards would have been better off coming out in round 1 to act as a game goal card for a player. Coming out in round 3 or 4 (or whatever) it's a massive gamble.
 
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