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How to play Tit 3 Tat (video)

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This video shows how to play the game. Tit 3 Tat is a 3 player only abstract strategy game on Half a Checkerboard.

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Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:33 pm
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How to play Even Odder (video)

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This is one of my games on half a checkerboard...

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Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:41 pm
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Proposed rule changes for Trollin' game for 4 or more players.

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I managed to do more playtesting tonight, with 4 players and am proposing the following as a rules change for 4 or more players:

Recommended play for 4 or more players: Use the entire deck of 52 cards, and two Jokers. Cards that aren't used are flipped face side up, for view (they are shuffled in at start of next round/hand). There is no declaring Trollin'. In this, a player who takes all available Poison (Heart) cards (and their opponents took none) ends up scoring 1 point for each trick they won, and no other players score any points for the round/hand (the player by winning all available Hearts was Trollin').
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Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:14 am
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A game based upon the Poison universal mutator is up (Trollin')

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So I had proposed a universal mutator called Poison. I decided to base a game around it. The game is called "Trollin'". You can see it here:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/182389/trollin-trick-tak...

I will look to get instructions up on it sometime. The idea is to not take the most cards of a given suit, or you score no points. It was inspired by Internet flame wars, so thus the name "Trollin'". Even more core to it was the concept of social justice and the sphere of the Internet calling for "checking your privilege" as a basis for a cardgame around it. Idea I had was most trumps won being a penalty, but that didn't work as well, so it shifted to just having a suit that you didn't want to take the most cards of, that was NOT a Trump suit (it then became a Universal Mutator).

Anyhow, stay tuned for rules and so on.

Edit: The rules were uploaded. They are in PDF format. Stay tuned for they appearing in the entry on here.
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Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:55 pm
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Universal Mutator: Poison (video)

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This is something I stumbled across recently, and figured I would do a video on. Poison is both a category of Universal Mutators and also a specific one related to trick-taking cardgames:



Universal Mutators are also discussed on here:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1376686/universal-mutators-...
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Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:12 pm
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How to play Sight Reduction (video)

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This video shows how to play my game Sight Reduction, which is a 2 player abstract strategy game, suitable to be played solitaire also.

Here is the video:

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Sat Aug 8, 2015 4:54 pm
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How to play One Six (video)

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This video goes into how to play my puzzle game on half a checkerboard, One Six:

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Sun Aug 2, 2015 1:50 am
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An article on variants & universal mutators will be in an upcoming Casual Game Insider issue.

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Casual Games Insider is a magazine on newstands in the United States that covers boardgames. In an upcoming issue, an article I wrote (edited by someone else) on variants and universal mutators, will be discussed. It plays off the work I did for my YouTube channel. Stay tuned...

Here is the magazine website:
http://casualgamerevolution.com/
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Sat Aug 1, 2015 2:08 am
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Universal Mutator: Full Dutch Offer (video)

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This is a video I shot a number of weeks ago, but forgot I did. I figured I would make it available now. This mechanic was found in the game Gauntlet of Fools.

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You can discuss it here:
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/19931999#19931999
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Sat Aug 1, 2015 2:06 am
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How to play Turkish Tafl (video)

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This is a hybrid of Turkish Checkers and Tafl.

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Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:35 am
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