Date: 4th March 2005
Game played: Piranha Pedro ( Goldsieber ) BGG Id: 14035

Next up was this simple game of out-guessing your opponents that Mark G and I had played before but nobody else had.

With six players, the game is much more chaotic than with three. At least with three you stand a reasonable chance of deducing where Pedro might move. The last to go in a six player game has absolutely no chance of knowing which direction is likely to be safe, although this is compensated for by the fact that somebody else might hit the water before it gets round to your turn. The other difficulty with gamers involved is that the those playing first in the round try to make it as difficult as possible for later players by trying to do the unexpected.

I think this resulted in some concluding that the game was pure luck. However, there is an element of knowing the character of your opponents, trying to follow what direction cards have been played previously and trying to minimise your potential losses when you are playing your card late in the round. My shining talent in these regards allowed me to take the win. We scored by number of piranhas taken (fewest best) and then by number of stones left in hand (most best). Ian was again a close second, tying with me in not taking any piranhas but losing out by having fewer stones in front of him. Mark G, however, clearly had an affection for the fearsome fishies.

 
Player
Rating
Score
Position
Winner
Garry
0
1
Ian
5
0
2
Nige
4
1
3
Phil
6
1
4
Mark K
6
1
5
Mark G
2
6

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