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Jack Reda
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We added a 3-fish tile that has a Killer Whale on the back, and when it is revealed, that player loses the penguin that was on the tile (as well as the 3 fish).

It added a nice extra bit of tension to the game... people tend to shy away from the 3-fish tiles until later in the game, using them in a bid to catch up when they feel they're behind. Before, the 3s went away first.
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sounds quite good.

I will try this next time I play.

My 2 sons (3 and 5) and I really enjoy playing this and I can see them getting quite nervous as they lie right down on the floor to see if anything is under that precious 3 fish tile they are about to claim.

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Sounds fun, but if the purpose is to "balance" the 3s then it's unnecessary. Going after the 3s first indiscriminately is actually a poor strategy--positioning is more important. A 1s in a favorable location is better than a 3s in a poor one.
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It's not so much the purpose as an observation. The purpose was simply to add in an extra level of tension to the game, and it's been a lot of fun for us.
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Sounds like a great idea! I'm now looking for a cartoonish Killer Whale sticker to make my own.
 
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Driver 8 wrote:
Sounds like a great idea! I'm now looking for a cartoonish Killer Whale sticker to make my own.



Here you go!
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What a great idea!
Our group came up with an almost identical idea yesterday that I was going to post today. I wanted to check first to see if someone else had thought of it, and lo and behold yes. The only difference in our idea was to use a polar bear instead. Of course that doesn't make as much sense as a killer whale since the bears live in the arctic and penguins live in Antarctica. We thought of adding this 'bear' sticker to each of a 1,2,3 fish tile to add a bit of tension and risk. But I think we will modify this idea and put a killer whale sticker on a '3 fishes' tile, a seal on a '2 fishes' tile and a polar bear on a '1 fish' tile.
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