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Subject: Can Star be considered a "variant" of *Star? rss

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David Molnar
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Ea Ea's game Star predates *Star. It is cited as the link between his games The Game of Y and *Star. Yet it's not in the database. Given how long it's been around, I have to believe that it has been proposed, and for some reason denied. There are pictures of it under this game's entry:


So, does it make sense to just consider it as a variant, even though it's invention came before that of *Star? That's kinda weird, but they do have very similar scoring systems; *Star just takes the connective aspect a step further. (Incidentally, there are rules, including a brief comparison, at http://ea.ea.home.mindspring.com/*Star.html.) Any thoughts?
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Craig Duncan
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Hard to say; it's on the borderline between "variant of *Star" and "different game than *Star." Personally I'd vote for "different game."

I don't know that we can take Star's absence from BGG as evidence that once upon a time it was submitted and rejected. After Poly-Y has been around longer than Star, but it is absent from BGG too!

I have had it mind to submit both Poly-Y and Star for a while. One day I will actually get around to doing it...
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