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I noticed that I have a lot of games that end with more than one player having zero points. The rulebook says to play 5 rounds, and a "round" is when each player adds one card to the hills. So, each player uses half of their cards. Am I playing this right?

This seems a bit odd, since there's no tiebreaker in the rulebook. Should I just play more rounds, so that more players end up having to take cards before the end?
 
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pirate_chef wrote:
I noticed that I have a lot of games that end with more than one player having zero points. The rulebook says to play 5 rounds, and a "round" is when each player adds one card to the hills. So, each player uses half of their cards. Am I playing this right?

This seems a bit odd, since there's no tiebreaker in the rulebook. Should I just play more rounds, so that more players end up having to take cards before the end?

I believe one round should be when everyone has played their entire hand, so you should play 5 hands. Only playing 5 cards seems like it would be extremely unsatisfying.
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Yes, it is the entire hand. Once everyone has played their cards, they draw a new hand. Whatever you took during the round gets put off to the side for you to add together once all the rounds are done.

If you tie in this game, I think that would be pretty special and should stand as is.

Edit: Rereading the rules, those are pretty poorly written. but here is another discussion on what a round is What exactly is a round?.
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The "round" definition is a mistake in the Endless Games version of the rules. If their round definition were right, the game is pretty much pointless, because as you say, you only play a few cards then it's over.

As Byron said, play your whole hand, that's one round. Then the game becomes fun, and zero scores after five rounds are pretty rare.
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wmshub wrote:
The "round" definition is a mistake in the Endless Games version of the rules.

Note these sentences at the bottom of the first page, with my highlight.

The remaining cards of the deck are put aside.They will not be used until the next hand is dealt.



So it certainly seems to fit that "hand" is what should have been used instead of "round" at the top of the first page.

Then it also fits when "round" is used on the top of the second page,

Game play is in rounds.


Where a "round" is shown as consisting of all players simultaneously revealing a card and then resolving placement of those cards.

 
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Wow, that needs to be added to the games I've beeb playing wrong thread.
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