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Subject: Improve game"play" rss

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Homer S.
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Me and my wife are proud owners of the NHL edition (which is surely not the usual case here in Germany). After reading the rules and playing some rounds simulating 4 teams (2 teams each) we considered to alter the gameplay, as it could be very tough to touch those "Play" spaces, which could make the game dull.

Here is the way we play now:

1. The rules are unchanged until the first team has completed a full circle on the gameboard and passes the start space. From that on every time a team rolls doubles 1-5 (not 6!) there is the same effect as landing on a "Play" space. The "Play" has to be done before the effect of the space, the team landed on, is resolved. When the rolling team lands on a "Play" field by rolling doubles it has another roll after resolving his match, possibly resulting in the same effect.

2. Doubles of 6 remain unchanged, giving the team "only" the usual $100.000 in money.

3. The effect of all the "Play" spaces remains unchanged all the time.

This change of the rules gives you more action. Players could increase the number of needed wins from 5 to 7, when the gameplay should be too fast this way. Remember, the odds of rolling doubles 1-5 with two dice are 13.8%, so we think the odds in the combination rolling doubles and touching "Play" spaces are perfect enough.

We are curious about your experience with this variant. It gives doubles more sense (esp. from the view of a Monopoly player). cool

By the way: We play "old school", so getting a higher team value than your fellow players fast enough is more important and injuries and retirements of the wrong individual players could be nasty (reality bites). devil
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