So, this last weekend, we had some friends over for MTG and games, and we ended up playing a five-way game of Chapter and Verse. That's easily the biggest game we've ever played. It played pretty well, even though many of the players were complete beginners. The tabletop got a little cluttered and it was a little tricky to see the ownership of the cards. I have some ideas on how to fix that, however.
I think it only took us about 40 minutes to get a winner. The other players wanted to continue to see who came in second, third, etc... After about 50 minutes or so, we were seeing who was to come in third and we finally decided to stop. A good sign was that there were still some people wanting to continue.
That experience brought up another interesting issue. Currently, by the rules, in larger games, when one person wins, the game ends. But when the remaining players wanted to continue, the winner dropped out. It was curious because in Magic, the losers are eliminated. In C&V, the winners are. It occurred to me that the winners could actually continue playing. I mean, yes, the winner wins, and that's that, but he/she could continue playing and influence who comes in second, third, etc...
It would beat sitting out...
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