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Approaching Midnight the Ultimate

Stage: 2 and 3
What would happen if we introduced further complexity to the Approaching Midnight game, such as players get to pick which steps they use from a pool and then that step cannot be used again? Would this make a good game?

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2D – could you play a version of the game going down a staircase rather than on a straight line?

Try playing a sequence of games with different start times (pre-declared) and the loser of each round gets to pick who goes first in the next round.

A random number is added to the step that you choose.

What do you think is an effective way to introduce further complexity that makes for a good game?

How do you define a good game?

Let us know your thoughts here.