We play with Squids and Whales and Dolphins. On the Dolphins note, the best way we've found how to play it is a combination of both Dolphin rules. When you remove the land tile with the Dolphin, hold in hand and play that on your next turn, this avoid confusion. When you do play it before your movement turn, put a Dolphin with your swimmer you want to move, and move the 3 spaces. From now on just follow the rules of the Dolphin expansion.
Players in our games now are excited to receive the Dolphin land tile as opposed to Stronghold's original Dolphin rules in place.
Just out of curiosity, which version of the game do you prefer:
- red die and no dolphins
- blue dice and dolphins
Also, do you like the giant squid mini-expansion? Do you use the squids with or without whales?