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Kent Reuber
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instead of near each player? Having the stones in a central pile seems like it might be more difficult to reach.
 
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We've tried it both ways. It's much easier to grab from your own quarry and accidentally place on the boats. We've gone back to a central quarry to resist the absent-minded urge to by-pass the sleds. YMMV.
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singler3360 wrote:
We've tried it both ways. It's much easier to grab from your own quarry and accidentally place on the boats. We've gone back to a central quarry to resist the absent-minded urge to by-pass the sleds. YMMV.

I can totally picture myself doing this. When I played Hansa Teutonica, I had to place my extra cubes under a cup so that I didn't keep grabbing them accidentally.
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It makes set up and take down much easier to just have a central pile.

And when you use the "take stones" action, the player closest to the pile can hand them to you. If you don't like that, this game doesn't have a very big footprint anyway; nobody is really out of reach of the central pile.
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Thanks for all the replies. When playing Stone Age, it's really easy to take a meeple from the stock rather than one from your tribe, so having a central pool of stones makes sense.
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pfctsqr wrote:
It makes set up and take down much easier to just have a central pile.
This is exactly what I was thinking. By the time you sort into 4 piles (if stored centrally) or open 4 bags, you can already be well into the first turn if you just leave all colors in one pile.
 
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I personally prefer a central pile for the reasons stated above however I play with one or two ocd folks who just can't stand the disorder of it so inevitably they get sorted into individual piles.
 
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In my games, each person gets his own bag, so there's no real setup time. People do sometimes get confused about taking the wrong blocks, but they also enjoy playing with the blocks when it's not their turn.
 
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kentreuber wrote:
instead of near each player? Having the stones in a central pile seems like it might be more difficult to reach.

We always give players their own pile.
 
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