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Farmers overkill
« on: August 18, 2023, 02:04:05 PM »
I just wanted to share this game. 13 meeples out of 14 were used as a farmer, for a final count of  :gray-meeple: 6 - 5  :blue-meeple: on the one giant field, worth 36 points in the end. For the record, it wasn't enough for Grey to win, since the final score was  :blue-meeple: 232 - 216  :gray-meeple:

As a bonus curiosity, the last tile drawn by Grey was a CFRR tile, who would have allowed Blue to merge the tiny 3-point field at the bottom, and have a tie on the bigger one! Love the unpredictability of this game


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Re: Farmers overkill
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2023, 02:49:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing this great landscape!  +1 from me.

It seems that Fliers really did contribute to making a huge farm!  Normally I expect only bridges to do that!

We find these sorts of farm wars to be tiresome, so we have long played with proportional scoring of farms.

Suppose that each player had 3 farmers in the field.  With proportional scoring, each meeple earns 6 points.  Adding more farmers is now less valuable than putting a farmer is either of the unclaimed 6-point fields at the left side of the landscape.  We just find that to be more interesting and less capricious than the sort of lucky 36-point swing that happened here.

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