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In this game it seems it's possible to play 5 players without any problem. I don't know why the rules say up to 4 players.

Any discussion?
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The issue is that with five players, there are no unplayed colors, which means you can't put a color down into one of the scoring chutes without giving another players points. This isn't a deep game by any means, but it loses a lot without having one color that doesn't belong to any players.
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Verkisto wrote:
The issue is that with five players, there are no unplayed colors, which means you can't put a color down into one of the scoring chutes without giving another players points. This isn't a deep game by any means, but it loses a lot without having one color that doesn't belong to any players.


Maybe we haven't played this as strategic as others, but I don't focus too much on giving other players points. I may give them 1 or 2 points, but that has to be done before I get my 3 or 4 points (at least that's what I'm trying to do). With the limited number of pieces, putting someone in the lower spots seems to hurt them more than help because those pieces are stuck with just a few points. Also, I don't find myself worrying too much about which player is which color. It's usually revealed eventually, but I'm focused more on scoring my own frogs.
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meskue wrote:
Verkisto wrote:
The issue is that with five players, there are no unplayed colors, which means you can't put a color down into one of the scoring chutes without giving another players points. This isn't a deep game by any means, but it loses a lot without having one color that doesn't belong to any players.


Maybe we haven't played this as strategic as others, but I don't focus too much on giving other players points. I may give them 1 or 2 points, but that has to be done before I get my 3 or 4 points (at least that's what I'm trying to do). With the limited number of pieces, putting someone in the lower spots seems to hurt them more than help because those pieces are stuck with just a few points. Also, I don't find myself worrying too much about which player is which color. It's usually revealed eventually, but I'm focused more on scoring my own frogs.


I completely agree. Those early scores come so soon, it's basically impossible to know who's got what color at that point. So, that one neutral color does me little good when it matters most.

Meskue's got it right... I'm focused on how to get my discs at the higher numbers. I'll gladly give your yellow discs two 1 pointers and one 2 pointer, if it means I can grab a couple of 2's and a 3.

What I'm trying to say is... put me in the camp voting that this can be played just fine with 5 players.
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