March 04, 2005

Variant: Trippy Twos (T2)

Trippy Twos is an variant of Ambition that developed, as a byproduct, of the design process. This version makes for some fun play, though the 2 becomes very unpredictable. So I wouldn't recommend T2 for the settling of epic disputes.

In Trippy Twos, the high property of the 2 is activated not merely by honors in the same suit, but also by off-suit honors. So, for example, the trick 9-6-K-2, which would traditionally be won by the 9, would instead be claimed by the 2 .

This version often occurs accidentally among players who learn of the game by word-of-mouth and don't catch all the details. They often comment on the colorful play thus generated. T2's not to be taken as seriously as regular Ambition, but can be quite fun.

Variants so-far blogged: S* - Trippy Twos.


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