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Just bough the game, playing some sessions and dont understand why the player can play the Princess ever?
 
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You don't want to play the princess, but if you can keep her to the end, you win.
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You wouldn't ever decide to discard it yourself. As it is the highest value in the game, if you can hold onto it until the end, you will win the round.

But, some cards make you discard a card and get a new one. Some let you guess a card in someone else's hand. Basically, if someone else makes you discard the princess, for any reason, you are out.
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Daimond wrote:
Just bough the game, playing some sessions and dont understand why the player can play the Princess ever?

For example, someone plays the Prince on you, forcing you to discard your hand and draw a new card. If that makes you discard the princess, you lose, and are knocked out of the round.
 
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CavemanLogic wrote:
Daimond wrote:
Just bough the game, playing some sessions and dont understand why the player can play the Princess ever?

For example, someone plays the Prince on you,...


Preferably yourself because everyone else is protected by a handmaid pD
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A friend of mine actually found a scenario in which it made sense to play the Princess:

Three player game, last card of the hand. The last player has the Princess and the King. Other two players have the same number of cubes. So he’s got no chance to win the hand. If he plays the King, he basically decides which of the other two players wins the hand. He didn’t want to do that, so he played the Princess.
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pinoeppel wrote:
Preferably yourself because everyone else is protected by a handmaid pD

Yeah, that sucks when you're forced to do it to yourself. Lol.
 
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Thanks for answers!
slaven41 wrote:
A friend of mine actually found a scenario in which it made sense to play the Princess:

Three player game, last card of the hand. The last player has the Princess and the King. Other two players have the same number of cubes. So he’s got no chance to win the hand. If he plays the King, he basically decides which of the other two players wins the hand. He didn’t want to do that, so he played the Princess.
Great point!
 
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slaven41 wrote:
A friend of mine actually found a scenario in which it made sense to play the Princess:

Three player game, last card of the hand. The last player has the Princess and the King. Other two players have the same number of cubes. So he’s got no chance to win the hand...

But if he held onto the Princess wouldn't he win the hand though?
 
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CavemanLogic wrote:
slaven41 wrote:
A friend of mine actually found a scenario in which it made sense to play the Princess:

Three player game, last card of the hand. The last player has the Princess and the King. Other two players have the same number of cubes. So he’s got no chance to win the hand...

But if he held onto the Princess wouldn't he win the hand though?
on his turn he must play the King or the Princess, I think. Both variants is bad for this player.
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CavemanLogic wrote:
slaven41 wrote:
A friend of mine actually found a scenario in which it made sense to play the Princess:

Three player game, last card of the hand. The last player has the Princess and the King. Other two players have the same number of cubes. So he’s got no chance to win the hand...

But if he held onto the Princess wouldn't he win the hand though?


If he played the King he would have had to swap his hand (i.e. The Princess) with the hand of another player. As it was the last turn of the round he would be picking the winner of the round so I could see why he chose not to do so.
 
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For some reason I always forget the king's power of making *you* swap cards with someone else... My bad. Whoever he chose would win by his kingmaking. Got it.
 
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