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Subject: New Silberzwerg 2 Player Variant rss

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Todd N.
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So I have experimented with the two player rules for Silberzwerg and have come up with what I believe to be a better variant.

You set the game up like a three player game.

Both players get one color of dwarves and Shadow/Silver Dwarves.

Each player places a dwarf miner on the 50 silver mark on the score track and one just below the 100's scoring track. The remaining four dwarf cubes are your miners.

Remove the following jobs:

1.All the job cards that depict 2 blue gems
2.4 blue and 4 green gem job
3.4 blue and 4 yellow gem job
4.4 blue and 4 red gem job

You put one of each gem color in the bag with both players alternating drawing a gem until all four have been drawn. The player with the yellow gem gets the starting player token.

Then when distributing the jobs onto the board you distribute them as you would in a standard three player game. The job where the third player would normally be sitting is considered to be a public job just like the two jobs in the center of the board. Public jobs award an extra 15 silver dollars.

The job that is on your corner is still considered to belong to you and thus you will still lose the listed points on it if you do not complete it.

The rest of the game plays just like a regular multi-player game with the starting player for that round taking all of their Dark Dwarf actions followed by player two. Then player one taking all their Miner Dwarf actions followed by player two. The Player one taking all their Silver Dwarf actions followed by player two.

At the end of the round the jobs are devalued, empty jobs get refilled, and the Starting player token getting passed to player two just like in the regular game.

The game ends when someone hits 600 silver (with them being declared the winner) or when you can no longer fill an empty job and whoever has the most silver is declared the winner. If players are still tied add up any left over gems and the person with the most wins. If there still is a tie then fight it out amongst yourselves to declare the winner.

We have played through this several times and believe it works better and causes more decision making than the original 2 player variant that was supplied with the game. I also feel like this keeps the tension of the three and four player games better.

Having three public jobs seemed to speed the game along; we tried it with four public jobs and it seemed a little much. Hope you like it and suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. I am in the process of posting this in the files section also.

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As a side note; this variant is now in the files section: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/info/33006
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