DIY oinks for game and demonstration purposes
Strategy One- All in
If you are the first player to start the game, do not be afraid to go all out, biding all of you oinks on that card. The 10 oinks will allow you to open the next card. If the next card is of the same element, of course, it is a really good deal. You get 2 cards just with 10 oinks! Even if the next card is not of the same element, you still have a head in the game.
Strategy Two- Collect them all!
Aim to collect cards of the same number. It is best to have at least 2 and above for the same number. This is because you will get to have a share of the pool is the face value of the winning bid is the number you have. And if you have 3, you get the whole pool of oinks. However, this can be a disadvantage in the early game because others will try to avoid that bidding number.
Strategy Three- Be smart.
Have a look at the overall game; look at the numbers that are out. If the number of the card flipped has not been collected by anyone yet, go for it, own that number if you can. It is to your advantage if you have a range of different numbers. It would be hard for others to avoid bidding a number with the numbers you have.
Strategy Four- Be sly.
In the scenario when you are the one with the most oinks of that colour of the first card flipped, skip the face value of 0. This is to prevent an additional card to be flipped. Do you want to secure one card? Or do you want to risk flipping another element card? If you are a risk-taker and you are lucky enough, it’s your choice in the end.
Strategy Five- Choosing right.
In the case whereby you get to pick the type of oinks you get from the pool, look at the overall situation. Are the cards of this colour mostly out? You are short of this colour’s oinks, but do you really need it? Or you are short of these oinks, but do you think it will make a difference with just 1 or 2 more of this colour? Or is it better to have more oinks of the colour that you have more?
Strategy Six- Splitting the pool
It is clear that you are the winner of the bidding round, but before you choose a winning bid number, analyze how the pool of oinks will be split. Do you want the pool to all go to one person or shared between two, three or four people? Sharing the pool with more people could be advantageous. No one will get a huge amount of oinks at once, so no one is a lot richer than anyone. This increases everyone’s chance of winning, including you.
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