I'd like to discuss some rules used in the BGA version, since some rules I've known since discovering the game are different, and ask if it's possible to add some parameters for the rules depending on player's preferences.
First one is the order of pairs, which I always seen as 66 being the strongest. Here the rule is 11 is the strongest. I'd like to have the choice to invert the values as 11 -> 66 seems more intuitive, but may also be less popular (not asking for a replacement, just choosing between the two orders).
Second and third one are the Mia rules, and here two points to adress :
- Declaring Mia forces the next player to choose between taking a hit and exposing the announcer. For 3+ players, I've always seen the possibility of giving to the next player as if you're declaring Mia yourself (like any other value), until reaching the last person before the announcer. Yes, you can't go higher, but forcing the next player to deal with the Mia is a bit unfair to people seated next to very aggressive players, and passing can make the mind game about everyone trusting or not your declaration (which is more fun for me).
- The fact that exposing someone for declaring Mia, and them being right makes you loose 2 lives is a bit aggresive for me, and I'e only seen players loose one life at a time regardless of the value announced. This rule makes the game more dynamic and risky, but i'd like a way of turning it off as it can make the game more about 21s than anything else.
Here I only discuss about the rules I've played with which were pretty popular amongst my friends, and if you encountered different rules i'd be happy to see what other people played with. The rules as they are do throw me off but I guess these types of games can have many variations, hence customizable rules are well-suited for this game (and having "standard" rules for arena if needed).
Thank you for taking the time to read this ! Also, as i'm writing this the game is still in Beta, and I can understand if rules changes are to be expected.