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Subject: Alternative bidding mechanic for the auction variant? rss

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ray zoo
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I've never played the game so my question might seem dumb.

I looked through the auction variant rule and it seems like it would make the game significant longer (<--- Correct me if I'm wrong). I was wondering if using bidding mechanic like the bidding track from Five Tribe would speed things up a little?

I can imagine that after the first player selected and place the tile, the 2nd highest bidder might no longer wish to pay what it originally bid. Anyone tried this? How about using the Power Cards from El Grande?
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Maarten D. de Jong
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The point to realise is that once you decide to use auctions in this game, the amount of calculations people will attempt to perform in their heads will skyrocket irrespective of the method you chose. In other words, it's 'having an auction' that lengthens the game, not the type of auction. So I really see little point in adapting other auction systems.

I also see little point in using an auction save for, perhaps, the 2 player variant rules you can find in the files section... but that's a neverending story.
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ray zoo
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I see. That makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Berthold Nüchter
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I think the original auction rules are fine. They make the game long, but also make the game more interesting and less luck dependend. I would not play without them.
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