First time with 8 players. Is the game any good with a full house? YES!
(P) - Prado
(V) - Vitor
(X) - Marcos
(J) - Jesse
(L) - Lucas
(T) - Tomás
(N) - Neto
(M) - me!
Here a quick review of the Group Stage of South Africa 2010:
(P) South Africa 0x2 Mexico (V)
(X) Uruguay 0x1 France (V)
(P) South Africa 1x1 Uruguay (X)
(V) France 0x0 Mexico (V)
(V) Mexico 3x1 Uruguay (X)
(V) France 4x3 South Africa (P)
(P) South Korea 1x1 Greece (J)
(M) Argentina 1x1 Nigeria (L)
(M) Argentina 2x3 South Korea (P)
(J) Greece 0x2 Nigeria (L)
(L) Nigeria 2x0 South Korea (P)
(J) Greece 0x1 Argentina (M)
(V) England 1x0 USA (P)
(L) Algeria 1x1 Slovenia (J)
(J) Slovenia 1x1 USA (P)
(V) England 1x1 Algeria (L)
(J) Slovenia 0x3 England (V)
(P) USA 2x0 Algeria (L)
(L) Serbia 2x2 Ghana (T)
(J) Germany 0x1 Australia (M)
(J) Germany 2x2 Serbia (L)
(T) Ghana 1x0 Australia (M)
(T) Ghana 1x1 Germany (J)
(M) Australia 2x1 Serbia (L)
(N) Netherlands 3x0 Denmark (M)
(L) Japan 1x0 Cameroon (X)
(N) Netherlands 2x0 Japan (L)
(X) Cameroon 1x3 Denmark (M)
(M) Denmark 2x1 Japan (L)
(X) Cameroon 1x2 Netherlands (N)
(X) Italy 2x1 Paraguay (N)
(V) New Zealand 0x1 Slovakia (X)
(X) Slovakia 1x2 Paraguay (N)
(X) Italy 4x2 New Zealand (V)
(X) Slovakia 0x1 Italy (X)
(N) Paraguay 1x1 New Zealand (V)
(T) Ivory Coast 1x0 Portugal (N)
(N) Brazil 2x1 North Korea (T)
(N) Brazil 2x2 Ivory Coast (T)
(N) Portugal 1x1 North Korea (T)
(N) Portugal 1x0 Brazil (N)
(T) North Korea 0x1 Ivory Coast (T)
(J) Honduras 2x0 Chile (P)
(M) Spain 1x2 Switzerland (T)
(P) Chile 0x0 Switzerland (T)
(M) Spain 1x0 Honduras (J)
(P) Chile 2x1 Spain (M)
(T) Switzerland 1x2 Honduras (J)
With all matches of the Group Stage done, we moved to the Round-of-16.
Team breakdown: (V)x3, (N)x3, (T)x3, (M)x3, (L)x1, (X)x1, (J)x1, (P)x1.
Here are the results:
(V) Mexico 2x1 Argentina (M)
(V) England 1x5 Australia (M)
(N) Netherlands 4x1 Paraguay (N)
(T) Ivory Coast 1x3 Switzerland (T)
(L) Nigeria 3x1 France (V)
(T) Ghana 2x2 USA (P) - Ghana wins 4x2 on penalties
(X) Italy 2x1 Denmark (M)
(J) Honduras 2x1 Brazil (N)
On to the Quarter-Finals!
Team breakdown: (T)x2, (V)x1, (N)x1, (L)x1, (X)x1, (M)x1, (J)x1.
(P) was eliminated.
(V) Mexico 0x1 Australia (M)
(N) Netherlands 1x0 Switzerland (T)
(L) Nigeria 2x0 Ghana (T)
(X) Italy 2x1 Honduras (J)
On to the Semi-Finals!
Team breakdown: (M)x1, (L)x1, (N)x1, (X)x1.
Eliminated players: (P), (T), (V), (J).
(M) Australia 1x2 Netherlands (N)
(L) Nigeria 1x1 Italy (X) - Nigeria loses 3x4 on penalties
The 3rd place match...
3rd Place Match
(M) Australia 2x1 Nigeria (L)
What a match! Netherlands and Italy take the field and...
(N) Netherlands 1x1 Italy (X) - Netherlands wins 5x4 on penalties
Netherlands wins the World Cup on an exciting penalty shootout!
Not tried it with 8 yet - your getting a good variety of winners in the games you're playing.
Can this be played solitare?
Can this be played solitare?
No. Unless you consider a random allocation of cards for the "AI".