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Subject: Starting Train rss

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David "Davy" Ashleydale
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I don't understand the point of arranging your tiles in a "starting train". You never have to stick with the "plan" if you don't want to in later turns. So why even bother?
 
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Rick Mathews
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My understanding is that it is meant to speed play in the early turns. It takes a bit of time up front, but it allows all players to be involved at the start (building starting trains), and then allows the early turns to move faster because everyone has an idea about what they are going to do. So it prevents downtime in the early going.
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Chris Shaffer
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It also lets you figure out all the permutations before you start playing. If you don't plan ahead, you might find you've developed a short train and left yourself with lots of high point dominoes.

Also, selecting between your various combinations of dominoes is pretty much the only effective decision making in the game - so it's really the only interesting part of the game (imho).
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