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Subject: is there ever more than 2 food in the watering hole? rss

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Josh Espinoza
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I played a first game with my gf and we never had more than 2 food in the watering hole, which was immediately eaten by our species.

Seems kind of pointless and not fun.

Am I missing something?

I know there's carnivore and long neck, but it doesn't seem like the watering hole even serves a purpose.

You always have to throw down a species so that at least eats 1 of the food you place in the watering hole, and you can easily place a new species to eat the remaining 1 food in the watering hole, thus always eating the 2 food pieces you place down.

Seems pretty weak.
 
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Mark Jackson
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The only way there will be more is if someone doesn't eat it all on their turn and it accumulates. It's there a safety net so you will never totally starve on your turn, I believe. Much like the constant forced placement of new species is a safety net for carnivores to never be totally boned. The fun of the game is figuring out how to maximize your food turn to turn, because you're definitely not going to win relying on the watering hole every round.
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Bruce Voge III
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rotatorkuf wrote:
I played a first game with my gf and we never had more than 2 food in the watering hole, which was immediately eaten by our species.

Seems kind of pointless and not fun.

Am I missing something?

I know there's carnivore and long neck, but it doesn't seem like the watering hole even serves a purpose.

You always have to throw down a species so that at least eats 1 of the food you place in the watering hole, and you can easily place a new species to eat the remaining 1 food in the watering hole, thus always eating the 2 food pieces you place down.

Seems pretty weak.


I did a ton of demos of this at BGG.CON and never saw a game where it was just two food placed, two food eaten for very long. The long necks and carnivores change the complexion of the watering hole very quickly.

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Benjamin Goldman
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I demod a game last week where 9 food was in the hole at one point.
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It has run over 2 here and there for us, but generally, carnivores are where the points are - and long-necked if you can!
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