to all those geeks who hate to deal with elements of luck "neue heimat" offers some variants that leave the outcome of the game to your decision completely or at least get rid of the "lost turns" due to the blank roofs.
Klaus Zoch himself suggests to just take those roofs out of the game but I prefer the way Ryan Gatti describes:
"but if blank roofs are treated as score 0 (or some other variant), this is an excellent game (...). Played it using two blank roofs as 0 point additions (no lost turn) and ending the game after 12 roofs were placed "(rgatti)
This indeed adds new aspects to the game, that i really enjoyed. On behalf of Chili Spiele I'd like to thank Ryan for that comment and I am hoping to publish this variant of gameplay in the next official set of rules in case Ryan allows us to.
Gaming is about having fun and about having even more fun after being inventive: thanx a lot so far!
This looks excellent. I like the idea of not losing a turn especially.
Going to try this next time. Hopefully today, but clarifying question:
Game ends only after 12 roofs are placed? Or when 2 rows completed or 12 roofs placed?