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Subject: Is the number of cards in a player's stack open information? rss

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Joonas
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I assume the number of players' hand cards is always open information. How about the size of stacks? Or just my own stack?
 
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The rules illustrate players' stacks with all cards in them being visible.
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Chris Copac
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zune wrote:
I assume the number of players' hand cards is always open information. How about the size of stacks? Or just my own stack?


The number of cards in the your last played set is open information. How many other sets you have beneath it isn't until the sets on top of it get taken/discarded.
 
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Murr Rockstroh
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copax wrote:
zune wrote:
I assume the number of players' hand cards is always open information. How about the size of stacks? Or just my own stack?


The number of cards in the your last played set is open information. How many other sets you have beneath it isn't until the sets on top of it get taken/discarded.
If you're going to attempt to hide your stacks beneath your last played stack, you need to come up with a good way of distinguishing each set. There have been times I have had two sets of different sizes that have the same number in them. I stagger and fan my sets out so it's obvious what cards belong to what stacks.

Really the game is so light, that this information isn't really that big of a deal.
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Tim S
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copax wrote:
zune wrote:
I assume the number of players' hand cards is always open information. How about the size of stacks? Or just my own stack?


The number of cards in the your last played set is open information. How many other sets you have beneath it isn't until the sets on top of it get taken/discarded.

I have to disagree with the second part. From the rulebook:
"If the player already has cards in their stack, new cards are laid
on top, overlapping the ones already lying on the table."

It also shows this in the diagram:
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Mikko Saari
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Considering the information is openly played on the table, I would absolutely forbid trying to hide it. It's public information.
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James C
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Right, we play like the diagram shows. Makes sense that way.
 
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we play as above. Well, maybe more hapahazaed, but with stacked/overlapping sets. I don't think it should be allowed for a player to reach over an count another player's stack.

( We also try to put Xes in the middle of hands 3 or larger in set-size.)
 
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Joonas
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Thanks for the answers! Open information is good. I should have taken a better look at the illustration in the rules.
 
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Chris Copac
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timxrb wrote:
copax wrote:
zune wrote:
I assume the number of players' hand cards is always open information. How about the size of stacks? Or just my own stack?


The number of cards in the your last played set is open information. How many other sets you have beneath it isn't until the sets on top of it get taken/discarded.

I have to disagree with the second part. From the rulebook:
"If the player already has cards in their stack, new cards are laid
on top, overlapping the ones already lying on the table."

It also shows this in the diagram:


Good point. I was answering quickly from memory and forgot that the diagram showed the "splayed" like that. Thank you for correcting me!
 
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