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Tom Vasel
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phejcJI67To
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Andreas Josefsson
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A truly wonderful game! Mr. Knizia at his best.

For those interested in this game I just wanted to add that the latest edition of Schotten Totten includes the tactics cards


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Also Battle line can be played like Schotten totten.

You still play for 9 flags but only draw 6 cards and use no tactic cards. It works really well! Great way for beginners to play until they get used to the tactics.
 
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This has been a long time coming eh Tom?

But most people I try to play it with all say the same thing "Why not just play poker?"
 
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Magrot wrote:
This has been a long time coming eh Tom?

But most people I try to play it with all say the same thing "Why not just play poker?"

Because in poker, you reset every round. In my opinion, you should only play Poker if there are high stakes; otherwise it is really boring.
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Battle Line rules!
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I think if there are 8 and 9 of purple are on the table where 7 (or 6?) and 10 are other player's hand or used already somewhere else, then the best he can do is flush, not straight.
 
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Magrot wrote:
This has been a long time coming eh Tom?

But most people I try to play it with all say the same thing "Why not just play poker?"


Because poker doesn't come with sweet clip art, dude! :p

And that was a very cogent review of one of my favorites. I think it's one case where the trademark pasted-on Knizia theme is a perfect fit for the feel of the game, and I've enjoyed playing with tactics cards and without. 'Without' made most every game a nail-biter with a 5-4 result. Tactics cards seem to make breakthrough wins more likely, but rarely seem to tip the balance of the game too heavily.
 
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Tom mentions, "Is a 10 better than a 9? I don't know."

This is especially true because a higher number is less useful for sequences. There is only one sequence that includes a 10 (8-9-10) and two that include a 9 (8-9-10 and 7-8-9). An 8 is included in three sequences, and is therefore more flexible. This is a great balancing mechanism among high cards (though it does make 1s and 2s pretty inferior).
 
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The more I play this game, the more I like it. Still in my top 10!
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this video got me way more interested in this game. thanks!
 
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