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Subject: Card game Reef Encounter...? rss

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Joe Kundlak
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Hi all,

I had this idea before but did not think about it then.
I guess it would be pretty easy to translate Reef Encounter into a card game.

- ditch the boards
- ditch all cylinders and shrimps (they would be represented by cards)
- the growing/eating mechanism would remain the same: you must get a shrimp out prior each new coral type, but then you can add cards to the existing ones; afterwards you can eat the corals minus 4 cards
- scoring stays the same - the most used coral has the greatest value etc.

What do you think about this - and mainly, does it reflect a card game already?
 
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A major part of the game is the spatial element, which functionally works much better with board + tiles than with cards... was you plan to eschew the spatial element altogether? Seems like it would neuter the game.
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verandi wrote:
A major part of the game is the spatial element, which functionally works much better with board + tiles than with cards... was you plan to eschew the spatial element altogether? Seems like it would neuter the game.

Yes, It would lose the spatial element. And no, I would not miss it.

And about neutering the game this way - card versions of board games are always a simplification, therefore I would not miss that what would be lost. In any way, this game would last fart shorter than the original Reef Encounter and there would be less Analysis paralysis in it.

The only question still remains if it is not too similar to any card game out there already.
 
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