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Seems like for Phase 3, the worker placement phase, since everyone can do this this simultaneously, you gotta trust that each player will be honest about dino creation, paying for and raising security level, etc. How has everyone played this phase...do you do it simultaneously or take turns just to keep everyone on check?
 
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muskett32 wrote:
Seems like for Phase 3, the worker placement phase, since everyone can do this this simultaneously, you gotta trust that each player will be honest about dino creation, paying for and raising security level, etc. How has everyone played this phase...do you do it simultaneously or take turns just to keep everyone on check?


Do you play with people you don't trust?
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muskett32 wrote:
Seems like for Phase 3, the worker placement phase, since everyone can do this this simultaneously, you gotta trust that each player will be honest about dino creation, paying for and raising security level, etc. How has everyone played this phase...do you do it simultaneously or take turns just to keep everyone on check?


Do you play with people you don't trust?


Yes, my kids. Lol.
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It's designed to be played simultaneously.

Feel free to play it differently, but it will have a dramatic impact on play time.

If you're playing with a younger player, you may need to help / check them for mistakes. It's generally pretty easy to look at the game state before and after.
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muskett32 wrote:
SeerMagic wrote:
muskett32 wrote:
Seems like for Phase 3, the worker placement phase, since everyone can do this this simultaneously, you gotta trust that each player will be honest about dino creation, paying for and raising security level, etc. How has everyone played this phase...do you do it simultaneously or take turns just to keep everyone on check?


Do you play with people you don't trust?


Yes, my kids. Lol.


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Joking aside I don't think my son would ever cheat, knowingly, at a board game. This is the kid who was told "You're grounded from TV and Computer screens until you're caught up on all your homework" and then went into an infinite tear loop because his homework was to type a paper...

But "cheating" in the sense of "oops, I can't do that?" Oh yeah.....
 
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Anytime there is a simultaneous action phase in a game, I always ask new players if they want to do it in player order for a round or two, to ensure everyone knows what they're doing. After that, it's trust and go.

In Dinosaur Island, one thing that I keep forgetting to do is place a worker on the Make Dinosaur spot when creating a dinosaur. I'm so focused on managing my DNA reserves that I forget to place the worker. This is especially true when I do the Increase Paddock/Create DNA/Create Dinosaur action chain. I remember the workers for the Paddock and DNA actions, then I spend my DNA and add the dino meeple without placing the Make Dinosaur worker first. blush
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At a minimum i review what everyone did quick and then check threat and excitement levels before phase 4.

With new players the first two to three round we do it in player order.
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MrOsterman wrote:
muskett32 wrote:
SeerMagic wrote:
muskett32 wrote:
Seems like for Phase 3, the worker placement phase, since everyone can do this this simultaneously, you gotta trust that each player will be honest about dino creation, paying for and raising security level, etc. How has everyone played this phase...do you do it simultaneously or take turns just to keep everyone on check?


Do you play with people you don't trust?


Yes, my kids. Lol.


QFT

Joking aside I don't think my son would ever cheat, knowingly, at a board game. This is the kid who was told "You're grounded from TV and Computer screens until you're caught up on all your homework" and then went into an infinite tear loop because his homework was to type a paper...

But "cheating" in the sense of "oops, I can't do that?" Oh yeah.....


Lol. Yea, I guess that’s what I meant to say. Making sure everyone does it right.
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Bryan605 wrote:
At a minimum i review what everyone did quick and then check threat and excitement levels before phase 4.

With new players the first two to three round we do it in player order.


I like that. That sounds like a good idea.
 
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I accidentally kept grabbing workers from my side pool instead of my actual usable pool. We were taking turns so it was noticed every time.
Eventually I put the extra meeples far away from my board.
 
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