Is there any chance those "original rules" for Elfenland could be made available on BoardGameArena as a variation? We find the decisions about whether to hold a card over for the subsequent round much more interesting this way.
I downloaded two French rules for Elfenland with version 1.0 and 3.0 numbers, and in these two rules each player’s hand is completed with 8 cards.
Translated into English:Hij deelt aan alle spelers acht nieuwe reiskaarten uit. De spelers hebben van de vorige beurt tussen de nul en de vier kaarten over. Aldus hebben ze de volgende beurt acht tot twaalf reiskaarten.
Maybe the original rules are different in the french version? I would appreciate if the game could have this ruleset. It changes the game dynamics quite a bit.He distributes eight new travel cards to all players. The players have between zero and four cards from the previous turn. Thus they have eight to twelve travel cards the next turn.