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Subject: Learn how to teach and play Reef Encounter from the "How to Play" podcast. rss

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Ryan Sturm
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Episode #12 of the How to Play podcast focuses on the game Reef Encounter

This podcast gives a full rules explanation of the game which could be used for....

-Learning the Game yourself
-Learning how to teach a game
-Teaching an entire group prior to the game

The podcast also includes a general musing section for those already familiar with the game but are interested in learning more about; who would enjoy the game, the history and impact of the game, and other assorted topics related to the game at hand.

In the musings for this game, I discuss the concept of schemas and talk about online gaming.

You can access this podcast by subscribing on itunes via this link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-how-to-play-podcast/i...

OR download it from this website;

www.howtoplaypodcast.com

If you like the show please support it by becoming a subscriber on itunes and by joining the How to Play Guild ( http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/746) and leaving feedback.

Enjoy!

Ryan Sturm
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Hi Ryan,

You did a really great breakdown of a very difficult to explain game! I'll definitely be using your techniques next time I try to teach others.

However, you seem to have interpreted the rules for replenishing of the polyp tiles in step 10 differently to me, and differently to the consensus in this thread (Replenishing reef tiles (3/3/3/2/1)).

From the rule book (my italics):

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For each of the five differently colored larva cubes on the open-sea board that is accompanied by fewer than three polyp tiles, add one polyp tile to the space containing that larva cube


Which I interpret to mean you add one tile to each square containing less than three tiles, rather than that number of tiles to the square you just cleared out.

The rule is very poorly worded though, so it's hard to know for sure, but the way I've been playing works nice and smoothly and means that no cube is ever stuck with only one tile.

Thanks for your great podcast. It's an invaluable resource!
Cheers.

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