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I'm looking to pick this up as soon as the reprint hits in a few weeks. The only problem I had was that one of the main players of our group has only one arm. She gets by in most games, sometimes with a card holder or other tool. Do you think the fast-paced nature of this game would cause trouble for her?
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I doubt it.
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It could. My suggestion would be to just have everyone use one arm.
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Aren't you only supposed to use one hand per the rules when selecting tiles? And you're supposed to hold each tile above your board before turning it over.
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senorcoo wrote:
Aren't you only supposed to use one hand per the rules when selecting tiles? And you're supposed to hold each tile above your board before turning it over.

Yep. I make everyone sit on one hand just to avoid cheaters. Getting them to bring each tile back over the board is a bit harder.
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Yep. But you've obviously never played with ramped up teenagers. Try keeping everyone in line and build you own ship at the same time. Making them sit on one hand is an excellent idea.
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I don't want to make light of a disability, but my first thought was that she would be uniquely suited to this game, given the one-hand rule.

More seriously, I can't think of any other game which would cause less trouble for her.
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I agree this game is weel suited for a player with one arm as that aligns with the intention of the rules. Not having a similar handicap, the only thought that occurs to me would be if you spread out all the pieces too far, reaching for one "WAY" across the table might engender balance issues.

Nonetheless, I would forecast no problems at all.
 
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There's an important part of the game which is picking up the piles of exploration cards and reviewing them quickly (under time pressure). This is the only part that may be hard for her.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
There's an important part of the game which is picking up the piles of exploration cards and reviewing them quickly (under time pressure). This is the only part that may be hard for her.


I don't like that part of the game. Seems like cheating. yuk
 
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senorcoo wrote:
I don't like that part of the game. Seems like cheating. yuk


You don't have to like the way the game is designed, but a big part of the concept of the game is that you have partial information about what is going to happen during the voyage, and you have to adjust your ship-building to what is coming. That's what makes each game different from the next (the only thing, if you aren't playing with the expansion).

You might not like the style of picking up the cards and examining them quickly (especially if you only have one hand), but the idea of giving players partial-but-not-complete information is pretty important.
 
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senorcoo wrote:
DaviddesJ wrote:
There's an important part of the game which is picking up the piles of exploration cards and reviewing them quickly (under time pressure). This is the only part that may be hard for her.


I don't like that part of the game. Seems like cheating. yuk
While it may seem like cheating also keep in mind by the rules of the full game of the three stacks that can be seen - a fourth stack IS added leaving one fourth of the trip still a mystery.
 
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DaviddesJ wrote:
There's an important part of the game which is picking up the piles of exploration cards and reviewing them quickly (under time pressure). This is the only part that may be hard for her.


Suggestion for OP:
1. Remove this rule
2. Allow her to look with someone else.
3. She could just pull the deck to her and flip one card at a time through it - this may or may not be a disadvantage, depending upon how well she can spread or flip cards.
 
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No, she won't have any trouble at all. The rules say you can only use one hand.

If she has only one hand I'm sure she's quite nimbler with the one she has than a normal person is with just one hand, so she's probably quite used to pick up several cards with one hand. Should pose no problem whatsoever.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
There's an important part of the game which is picking up the piles of exploration cards and reviewing them quickly (under time pressure). This is the only part that may be hard for her.


Old thread, but put the cards ON TOP of the board, rather than under. And you can place the cards at a location on the table nearer to her.

Unless she's winning. Then put the board AWAY from her!
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