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Subject: No elimination variant rss

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Simon Woodward
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One of the negatives about this game is the player elimination.

Here's a simple non-elimination variant:

Set up with 3 chips each and play as normal.

As normal, players lose a chip for making a multiple of 11 or for making a total of 77 or more (if the total is 77 or more the round also ends and a new round starts).

As soon as one player loses their last chip, the game is over, and the player with the most remaining chips is the winner.

In the (likely) event of a tie, the player with the greatest sum of cards in their hand is the winner (reverse and x2 count as 0).

This means that as the game draws to a close, players will need to hoard high cards (for the tiebreaker) as well as low cards (to avoid going to 77+).

PS: I also recommend the additional variant that only the person reaching 77+ discards their hand and draws 5 new cards. They then play the first card of the next round (no need to shuffle until the deck runs out). The other players keep the hands they've already got.



 
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