In player order... Each player gets the chance to bid ONCE for TOTAL turn order and is allowed to bid UNDER or the SAME as previous bids. For bids that were the same amount, ties go to the former "Underling".
Example: –– –– ––––– New Turn Order
Former Player 1: $6 – 3rd Former Player 2: $5 – 5th Former Player 3: $5 – 4th Former Player 4: $7 – 1st Former Player 5: Pass – 6th Former Player 6: $6 – 2nd
You may say that this takes too much money out of the game.
1. In my experience there's always plenty of money, (I won once with 32 bonds)
2. Can always play the rule that only the top, or top 2 bidders pay.
3. Don't bid so much if you like money!
It's definitely more balanced than 2nd person is whoever is lucky enough to be left of Top bidder.
Well, 2-Player game that one, I won by 1 point, Snatched up the obvious good spots, built like mad, AND I got my Baron's contract while the other player failed.
His contract was most links. I now like placing Baron's contracts as public targets (Like the Major Lines) for everyone to score off of because if 2 people pick fewest bonds and a third player chooses 2 points for every line into London...