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Andrew Brannan
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Just out of curiousity, what was the reasoning for not including a third peg of each of the new team colors? That way you have two yardage markers and a score marker, just like the base game. The cost difference couldn't have been *that* significant, right?
 
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I think the yellow peg is intended to be the first down marker, and the team's colored peg to show the position of the ball.
 
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I just bought the expansion myself and was curious why there is only 2 pegs as well. There should be 3 in order to "properly" play the game. My friend and I just substituted one of the other pegs for our scoring, so it's no big deal of course. However, it would've been nice to keep the color scheme for all 3 pegs in order to avoid a possible mistake in scoring. Besides this minor "mistake", we LOVE the game and can't get enough of it! I can't thank the Smith's enough for such a satisfying and intensely fun game!!
 
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Except for that damned peg problem it is a good light play game.

I would also rather they had made the holes for ball position on the field a straight line instead of the serpentine thing that it is.
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tloomis wrote:
I think the yellow peg is intended to be the first down marker, and the team's colored peg to show the position of the ball.


This is exactly right. Having both yardage pegs be the same color leaves open the possibility of forgetting which direction you are heading - particularly if anything pulls you away from the game in time. Besides, your team isn't in two places at the same time - the colored peg is your team, the yellow peg is the first down line (as seen on tv). Simple.

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We were only curious why there were only two colored team pegs? There should be three afterall. One for the score track and two for yardage markers. It's no big deal, but it would've been nice to have a third one. Take it easy!
 
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JackCrap66 wrote:
One for the score track and two for yardage markers.


Um...yes, except for the fact that you only need one for the yardage marker as the ohter one is represented by the yellow first-down marker. Just like on TV. As stated above. In multiple other posts.

If you'd demanded that you need a same-color peg for the Time Out track maybe you'd have something, but saying that both yardage markers should be the same color is simply not correct.

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Phlegm wrote:

I would also rather they had made the holes for ball position on the field a straight line instead of the serpentine thing that it is.


The serpentine pattern serves two purposes. First, it makes for relatively easy counting as each peak is 10 pegs apart. Second, had it been a straight line the box would have needed to be bigger else the close perforation created by the holes would have easily torn.

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Yes, the yellow peg is to mark the first down line. However, two yardage markers of the same color is a big plus so that you can easily count out a location without risking losing your place. This works just like in cribbage.

For example, when receiving a kickoff, the kicking team rolls the 3 black dice and I place one of my yardage markers where it lands. Then I roll my 5 white dice and more my second yardage marker that many spaces ahead. Then if I have any bonus rolls, I make those, and then use my first yardage maker.

Is it vital? No, but it sure beats accidentally losing your place and trying to backtrack three dice rolls.

The serpentine path is a big plus to me. It makes counting off "tens" during larger plays much easier.
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