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Subject: Four player variant: One more board than player rss

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Craig Duncan
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In another thread, Planet Smasher recommended the following variant:

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I highly recommend using the “1 more farms than the number of players” variant at all times. This variant will increase how often players chose the same color farm. For this variant, only place out the number of farms equal to one more than the number of players. Remove all the cards for the colors not being used from the deck, and place them and the unused farm tiles back in the box.



I thought I'd post it here to make the idea more accessible for folks searching for variants.

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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/142156/pick-picknic-not-...

I call this a "four player variant" in the subject heading, since with 5 or 6 players there would still be the full six boards on the table, which of course would not be a variant.

I suppose it would be possible to do this as a 2 player or 3 player variant too (and have 3 and 4 boards out, respectively), with each player still playing just one card (unlike the two cards per turn, as the original rules call for in a 2 or 3 player game). Not sure how well this would work, but maybe it's worth a try...
 
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Daniël Muilwijk
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I highly recommend using the "as many farms as there are players" variant at all times.
 
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Ah right, so this is a distinct variant from the one I mentioned, right? That is, the variant I mention is "boards = number of players + 1" whereas you're proposing "boards = number of players."
 
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Yes indeed. But I haven't tested your version though.
 
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