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Subject: Isn't 100 point game too short? rss

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Michael Pavelich
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Am I the only one who thinks this?

Maybe we are playing wrong strategically, but normally both players score pretty well when the Ripper is caught, and this leads to games only lasting roughly 3-4 hands.

We now always play to at least 200 to make the game more interesting. (read: "last longer")

Is anybody else raising the victory point limit? I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up in variants yet.
 
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Michael Pavelich
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Don't get me wrong...

I love the game. I'm just not a fan of really short games,

A 100 point game can take less than a half hour to complete.

I just wondered if anyone else felt the same as me and is looking for a way to prolong the enjoyment without just playing short game after short game...
 
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Rob McFadden
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I never really thought about this, which leads me to believe 100 points is a sweetspot for me. It's enough that there can be a big comeback, but not so much that a player can get "too behind" and frustrated. 100 points = just right!
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Jason Monroe
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The other option (as mentioned in the rule book) is to go to 200 points instead of 100. I've seen 50+ scored in one round so it could be a really quick game if someone has 2 really good rounds.

Another idea would be play to 100 but do a best out of 3 series which would be nice if you just had some really bad luck pulling cards, you would still have 2 more 'games' to be the final winner
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