Re: [trivalleygamers] Games - 24 Oct - Suggestion - Bullfrog Goldfield
- Alex -Thanks for the pointers. I already have the FAQ (read it last night as I prepped the game). And I always use poker chips instead of paper money in all my games.Pity you can't attend to help teach the game and then school us in how it should be played. I'm sure we will be able to stumble through and hopefully generate a good session report for you to read.- Rich
From: Alex Borders <redrob@...>
Sent: Wed, October 24, 2012 10:32:00 AM
Subject: RE: [trivalleygamers] Games - 24 Oct - Suggestion - Bullfrog Goldfield
> I was wondering if Reef Encounter with all of its shrimp might appeal as alook all that complex.
> game, but decided perhaps not. Instead, how about enjoying the boom/bust
> cycle of the Nevada desert as mines were dug for silver, trains tried to
> connect to the mines, and towns boomed and bust as the mines grew and
> exhausted. I'm sure you all would think of that exact theme when you read
> the subject and stumbled over: BULLFROG GOLDFIELD. That is my suggestion
> for tomorrow evening. Rules are online and don't
> The various tables mentioned in the rules are all reproduced on the playerDe-lurking here - while I live a bit far away to make it to your games, I enjoy the session reports!
> aides for easy reference. And like Automobile - turn order decided by
> character selection.
Anyway, as I love Bullfrog Goldfield, I thought I would mention a couple of pointers if you're planning to play it - while the game money is very pretty - if you can use poker-chips instead, it would be better. You've got a pile of money on each company, as well as each player's personal cash-stash, making (with 5 players) 17 piles of cash in the game. You will run out of ones.
Review the FAQ as well as the rules:
There are some issues there, especially regarding buildings, that are either not clear, or not covered in the rules.
I could also mention a couple of strategy tips, but I'll let you discover those for yourself. :-)
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