Twice now I've played 6 nimmt in fast mode and there's something bothering me regarding the time limit.
According to the options one gets +18s per turn with maximum allotted time of 1:54m. However, when I play I see how my time goes down by amount I didn't use.
At the beginning of the turn I have 1:30m.
I click immediately on the card I want to play and then wait for the other players to pick their cards. Remaining time: 1:28m.
Everybody else has made their choice and the cards are put on the table. Suddenly I only have 1:06* left.
Next turn: I have only 1:24m to think.
This means that every turn I have less and less time in general. In a game that lasts long, at some point I simply don't have any time left.
* I'm not sure if the amount is exact, but I know for sure, that I've lost at least a couple of times about 20-22 seconds without doing anything.
This doesn't only happen to me, but to all other players as well. The first time I played in fast mode I didn't notice what's going on until late in the game so I got a timeout (?). I wasn't the only one.
In the second game, I always played a card the second I had the chance and I barely managed to not go in the red area of the timer. I was the only one who managed to not get a timeout out of 9 or 10 players. It was extremely stressful and not fun at all. In fact I wouldn't have entered the second game if I had seen in advance that it's in fast mode.
1. Is it supposed to work like this?
2. If so, why is it not mentioned anywhere in the instructions / FAQ that you're getting less and less time each turn?
3. How are you supposed to finish the game without a timeout if you need more than a second to decide? (more of a rhetorical question)
I'm sorry if you've already discussed this somewhere. I searched for answers in FAQ and for a similar topic in the forum, but couldn't find one neither in this subforum, nor in the "Discussions" one. I'm happy to hear / read your answers and opinions.
Have a nice day and Happy Easter to those celebrating it!
P.S. Yes, I know I can simply always play in normal mode. I'll do this from now on, but I still want to understand what I'm missing from the big picture.