Tobago end game is broken

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demiurgsage
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Tobago end game is broken

Postby demiurgsage » 20 June 2017, 16:01

The thing disappointing me in Tobago is the random in the end of the game. If the winner is decided by a coinflip the whole previous game become pointless. I mean the situation when you take several last cards (e.g. 4) and win if the curse in second half and lose if it's in the first half. It could be even worse when you lose only if the curse is on the top of several last cards. These cases are pretty common in Tobago, and they stop people from playing this game.
I suggest to create some rule option that significantly decrease end-game random. I understand that BGA policy is to implement the game as is, but I feel Tobago is broken and should be improved to make it more playable. For example rule can forbid the curse in the last 12 cards as it do so in the first cards.

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RicardoSix
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Re: Tobago end game is broken

Postby RicardoSix » 20 June 2017, 17:38

it is the luck part of the game, just like the one in sab1.. you could reduce it by counting how many golds your opponent have and count which gold card is not yet distributed

to lower the risk you can interrupt into opponent's treasure such that you almost rank 'one by one'. this increases your chance to win if you are ahead

demiurgsage
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Re: Tobago end game is broken

Postby demiurgsage » 24 June 2017, 02:54

The idea of the game is great but such random kill the game. If the result is finally determined by luck you can just throw a couple of dices instead the game. Good games usually shouldn't have such situations. It's just disrespect to the players. Where is fun if after 40 minutes of play the winner is determined by probabilities?

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asd123321
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Re: Tobago end game is broken

Postby asd123321 » 05 August 2017, 05:45

The curse cards wreck the game about a third of the time and I think there should be an option to play with out them.

SunnyDelight
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Re: Tobago end game is broken

Postby SunnyDelight » 06 August 2017, 03:58

Please respect the original design of the game.

There are luck-based games and abstract games, for luck-based games like tobago you can try your best to reduce the luck factor by certain ways of playing.

Espina
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Re: Tobago end game is broken

Postby Espina » 20 August 2017, 04:43

SunnyDelight wrote:Please respect the original design of the game.

There are luck-based games and abstract games, for luck-based games like tobago you can try your best to reduce the luck factor by certain ways of playing.


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