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Subject: A three player version rss

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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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Tally Ho has become the game of choice, in our group, to begin the game night with. However we would cut down on the time left for other games if the three of us played a complete game, each against the other.
So we've arrived at this variant.
It still means that one person cannot play while the other two battle it out (and it's tough to stay neutral, or to not offer hints when you're the observer) but since a round is only one half of normal game, it doesn't seem too bad.

Not rocket science; we merely use the "round-robin"/ each player plays one half of one game against the other, and then the total combined score is the winner. If the three players are A, B, and C, it goes this way:

Round 1: A (playing bears/ foxes) vs. B (playing hunters/ lumberjacks). Player C watches.

Round 2: A (playing hunters/ lumberjacks) vs. C (playing bears/ foxes). Player B watches.

Round 3: B (playing bears/ foxes) vs. C (playing hunters/ lumberjacks). Player A watches.

It works rather well.

We did it last night:

Round One
Me (hunters) 81 Duane (animals) 27.......It was a wipe-out!

Round Two
Me (animals) 41 Scott (hunters) 36.......A close one...

Round Three
Duane (hunters) 21 Scott (animals) 47.......Duane was having some bad luck this eve.

Final scores: Me- 122..(81 + 41)
................Scott-..83..(36 + 47)
..............Duane-..48..(27 + 21)
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Ken Ferguson
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Thanks for the great idea. My daughter (7) loves this game. But, then my wife is left out.
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