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 Felix: Game has begun! Round 7 - Send Cats [4/5] (Matt) Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
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dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:48 am    Post subject: 1 Felix is a bidding game involving buying cats that are in a sack. Each player starts the game with 15 "mice money" [Which incidentally are also end game points, see below], and an identical hand of the following 10 cards: 5 Positive cats worth: 3, 5, 8, 11, 15 points 2 Negative cats worth: -5, -8 1 Bunny worth: 0 2 Dogs worth: 0 [But with a special affect, see below] One player is randomly determined to be start player, and each player randomly discards 1 card from their hand. [This simply makes it harder to count cards]. The game takes 9 rounds, 1 for each card in your hand, and each round has two phases. Phase 1: Each player selects 1 card from their hand and places it in the sack. The cards in total represent the total value of the sack, but each player will only have some knowledge, as they know what card THEY put in, but not any one elses....yet. Phase 2: The players bid on the sack. Note: You are bidding on the ENTIRE sack [Good or bad]. Winner gets it all. First, the current start player's card is revealed to all the players, then the start play either makes a bid or passes. Each player in turn, can then either raise the bid or pass. Once a player passes, do the following 3 things: 1. Keep all money you had previously bid. [So it's not like For Sale!] 2. Each player who passes will get some consolation money for passing. First player to pass gets 2 bucks. Second gets 3. Third gets 4, and last person to pass gets 6. So the longer you stay in, the greater the reward. 3. When a player passes, the next players card is revealed, so that the remaining players gain knowledge of what is in the sack. To clarify: The cards are placed into the sack in a specific order, starting with the start player and going clockwise. This means after the first pass, the card put in by the player immediately after the start player is revealed. The player who is LAST [to the right of the start player] will have his card remain hidden until the end of the bidding phase after everyone has passed. Dogs: Each player has two dogs, a small and a large. If there is more than one dog in the sack, then they have no effect. They are discarded as they fight each other. If there is EXACTLY one dog in the sack, then it will chase off one specific cat. A large dog will eliminate the BEST cat [Highet value, or least negative], while the small dog will eliminate the WORST cat [Highest negative, or least value]. Note: Bunnies are NOT cats! The winner of the bid becomes the start player for the next round, and you repeat until end of game. Winner is the player who has most points in cats plus money. Extra note: There is a "bank" of money in this game that starts at 33, and "pays" the passing players, and collects winning bids. If the bank lacks enough money to pay EVERYONE in a round, then NO ONE is paid. Any interest? My gaming group loves this one, it's great filler.Last edited by dethwing on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:41 pm; edited 48 times in total
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: 2 How could I not be in? I only got far enough into the rules to see "bidding game" And if Scurra is playing, I am going to win.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:51 am    Post subject: 3 I like this one. Have yet to win it, but I still play in the hope that one day I will understand it. So - in the interests of keeping MattV happy as well - I'm /in._________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Jedo the Jedi
Paragon in Training

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: 4

 MatthewV wrote: How could I not be in? I only got far enough into the rules to see "bidding game"

Me too. I thought maybe I should wait until I had read the rules before deciding, but if MattV can be cavalier, I can too.
_________________
Paragon Tally: 18 mafia, 3 SKs (1 twice), 1 cultist, numerous chat scum...and counting.

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Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: 5 perhaps I am stertching myself a bit thin here on the labyrinth but this sounds like too much fun to pass up. /in_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
dethwing*
Guest

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: 6 4 is playable, and still good, but game caps at 5. So I'll wait a little bit and see if a 5th wants to join.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: 7 I'm puzzled as to why anyone would put a positive cat into the bag to be bid on. What have I missed?
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: 8 First, you have to. You'll go through your whole deck. Second, so you could win them.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: 9 Indeed. If you know that there's at least one big cat in there, then your bidding strategy will change - well, right up to the point when a big dog appears, anyway. Or, you might just be bluffing._________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: 10 Uh oh, it appears the Scurra has played this before. It will make my victory that much sweeter
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: 11 Zag, I think i understand your question. The cats you start with as your hand, are not "yours", per-se. You only get the points for the cats if you win a bid.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: 12 Oh -- so when you a 'sack' of cards, they don't go into your hand (possibly for play into future sacks)? Got it.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: 13 Are you in for the 5th?
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: 14 Ok, sure
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: 15 Round 1 begins! Turn order: 1. Scurra (15) 2. Jedo (15) 3. MattV (15) 4. Zag (15) 5. Undercover Monk (15) Bank: 33 Scurra you are the start player. All players, send me your choice of cards for round 1, remember which position your card will be revealed in.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: 16 Round 1 revealed cards: 8, ?, ?, ?, ? Scurra's bid.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: 17 Bid 4_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Jedo the Jedi
Paragon in Training

 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: 18 Bid 7_________________Paragon Tally: 18 mafia, 3 SKs (1 twice), 1 cultist, numerous chat scum...and counting.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject: 19 Bid 8.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: 20 bid 9
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: 21 Bid 13_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: 22 Pass _________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Jedo the Jedi
Paragon in Training

 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: 23 Bid 14_________________Paragon Tally: 18 mafia, 3 SKs (1 twice), 1 cultist, numerous chat scum...and counting.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: 24 Scurra passes for 2. Jedo's card is revealed: 8, 0, ?, ?, ?
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: 25 Pass!
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: 26 Matt passes for 3, revealing his lovely -8: 8, 0, -8, ?, ? Zag to bid.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: 27 Nice move, MattV! I pass.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: 28 Zag passes for 4, revealing a 3. Round 1: 8, 0, -8, 3, ? Monk to bid.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:45 am    Post subject: 29 I'll be out of touch all day tomorrow.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:48 am    Post subject: 30 question do mice money=cats points. as this will determine if I pass or bid. once we are out of mice money we auto pass the next round correct. Or do we start each round with 15 mice money? I will most likely be passing if this works the way Im thinking. as in jedo would win the pool but be down to 1\$ to bid next round. If this the case then I pass if not I need to rethink my strategy. sorry about holding up the game just trying to make sure I understand this._________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:33 am    Post subject: 31 You start with 15, and the only way to make more is passing. And yes, mice money = points.
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: 32 It is too bad that UM put in a 15. (my guess)
Jedo the Jedi
Paragon in Training

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: 33 I figured he must have put in something big to bid so high. I really deliberated over whether to pass. I would be more happy with it had the -8 not been in there._________________Paragon Tally: 18 mafia, 3 SKs (1 twice), 1 cultist, numerous chat scum...and counting.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: 34 Ok, I'll assume that Monk passes then as he indicated he would if he understood the rules correctly [Which he did]. Last card was indeed a 15. So Monk passes for 6, Jedo pays 14 for: 8, 0, -8, 3, 15 = 18 points 1. Scurra (17) *2. Jedo (1) [Cats: 18] 3. MattV (18) 4. Zag (19) 5. Undercover Monk (21) Bank: 32 * = Next Start player. Submit for next round.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: 35 Round 2: -8, ?, ?, ?, ? Jedo told me in a message that he bids 1. So Matt to bid.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: 36 I guess that I'm confused why you passed, UMonk, if you knew that +15 was there. Jedo, nice catch!
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: 37 Because Monk made 6, and Jedo made 18 - 14 = 4.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: 38 Ahh. Excellent point. I had forgotten that the cash, including what you receive for passing, also counts as points.
Undercover Monk
Professor Chaos

 Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: 39 exactly a gain of 4 wasn't worth losing all the wiggle room I would have with 15 plus dollars_________________The Classic Blunders: 1. never get involved in a land war in Asia 2.Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line 3. Never release Peyton Manning
MatthewV
Daedalian Member :_

 Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:31 am    Post subject: 40 oh right, the internet. bid 2
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