Forum Archive : Chouettes

Captain drops and others take

From:   Grafix8888
Date:   7 September 2000
Subject:   Re: A controversy in chouette...

> How do you handle the rotation when all team members double, and the box
> passes to the captain, but takes all other cubes, and finally end up
> winning the game again the new "acting" captain.

In all of the chouettes that I have played in the rule is that if the
captain and 1 or more of the team members double at the same time the box
must take at least half the cubes and one of those cubes must be the
captains. This creates some problems if the team gets to choose who is
dropped, but I've always played that the box chooses who he wants to take
and drop. This way unless the captain doubles before the rest of the team
and is dropped (which rarely happens) or he drops a double from the box
which others take (again we play that half the team must take otherwise
everybody drops) the captian is in the game until the end and rotation is
easier to figure out.


Daniel Murphy  writes:

I like these rules, which avoid your chouette's problems:

a. Box must treat all cubes offered at the same time at the same value
   the same, i.e., take all or drop all.

b. To keep the box, the box must beat the captain. Period.

Gregg Cattanach  writes:

If the box beats the captain, but also loses on the score sheet, they both
lose, then the next in line inherits the box, and the person behind him is
the captain.


Malcolm  writes:

In our chouette which has been going on for more than 20 years, the rules
have evolved to the point where the box , when doubled or redoubled by the
captain and one or more members of the team, MUST  at least take the
captain even when the value of the cubes differ.

Not a bad rule.  Works well for us.

We also play, for initial cubes only, where all players and the captain
double, that the box , being compelled to to at least take the captain  if
the game in progress is to continue (see previous rule),  must take 2 or
more cubes or beaver the captain. (only where there box in being cubed by 3
or more)

MALDO (gamesgrid)
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