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Red Wraith
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How good is Ginkgopolis with 5 players?

Do you have to shuffle almost every round? I'm asking because you begin with only 1 card in the deck (having dealt 4 cards to every player).
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Daniel Halasz
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Yes, you have to shuffle in almost every round.
The game ends very-very fast. You have only a few rounds to build. It's very unpredictable and random. I suggest to play with maximum 4 players, but 2/3 is better.
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Adam Smiles
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It's very good with 5. You shuffle a lot early and a little less as the game progresses.

Every time you build you simply replace one card in the deck with another. Every time you expand, you add one card to the deck.

The more you expand, the less you have to shuffle.
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Red_Wraith wrote:
How good is Ginkgopolis with 5 players?

Do you have to shuffle almost every round? I'm asking because you begin with only 1 card in the deck (having dealt 4 cards to every player).


The need to shuffle so often is slightly reduced by A Natural Topology Variant for 2, 3, and 5 Players, as the starting tiles and deck are slightly expanded, which should continue to cascade into slightly larger draw decks throughout the game.
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Mauricio Torselli
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I've played Ginkgopolis about 10 times with three/four players, and love it. Yesterday was my first 5-player game. Didn't like it at all..

The game was EXTREMLY short. It ended before it began. My feeling was of a uncompleted game, too few rounds, too little control.

The tiles exhausted in a glance, the game was over.

Don't know if I should try it again in 5.
 
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