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llamaking
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Which Shows Have The Best "Bang For Your Buck"?? Sun, 24 June 2007 21:29
After playing a few games of Colosseum, I have been trying to determine which shows a player should try to go after in rounds four/five. In your opinions, is there one or two shows that garner the best results for their price?
      
atefec
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Re:Which Shows Have The Best "Bang For Your Buck"?? Mon, 25 June 2007 09:19
llamaking schrieb am Sun, 24 June 2007 21:29

After playing a few games of Colosseum, I have been trying to determine which shows a player should try to go after in rounds four/five. In your opinions, is there one or two shows that garner the best results for their price?

IMHO one of the most remarkable advantages of Colosseum is that there is no guaranteed way of winning. So I wouldn't say that there are shows with the best "price-performance ratio".
It really depends on the event asset tokens you have collected earlier in the game. A lower numbered show with all necessary assets can easily beat a higher numbered show where some assets are missing. So in round #4 or #5 you should make the most of your capabilities and buy the highest show that fits to your asset tokens. Cool
      
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Re:Which Shows Have The Best "Bang For Your Buck"?? Mon, 25 June 2007 14:09
I have only played one game (albeit as two people though!) and found the same thing as atefec. Let the tokens you have dictate which show to produce. At the beginning of round three, I looked at what I had and plotted out my shows for round 4 and 5 right then. I reserved the money I needed for the programs and improvments to make it happen and then used the rest of the cash to make sure I got the auctions that would help me the most.

I really didn't look at the points awarded as the determining factor. At round 3, I could have gone one of two routes in phase 5. After Phase 4, I looked at what I had again, and there was only one clear choice.

I also found that what you do in the beginning really helps the most in the end. First round, we only score in the 20's. By round 5, you can have that much alone in previously produced events. Getting the podium and other modifiers is what pushed my last event into first place and won me the game I think.
      
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Re:Which Shows Have The Best "Bang For Your Buck"?? Fri, 06 July 2007 02:44
Agreed..the tokens you get dictate the show you do. Don't try to force the tokens to fit the show or you might be paying a HEAVY price to do so due to others might want those tokens as well during the auction phase.

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salsasam
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Re:Which Shows Have The Best "Bang For Your Buck"?? Wed, 06 February 2008 12:45
In the end, as some of the others have said, it *really* depends what Asets you have. As I play this game, I become more aware of what the other players want, and hence I try to avoid using/needing them. Twisted Evil

Or, if I have stuff I really don't need and they do, trade 'em for more than 1. Hey they're my friends, but they will gain more than I will, so I ask for more! Laughing

In the end, Program 30 just costs a lot - money and Asets - and so far, in the Intense bidding variant game, you have to really really manage your money well, if you wanna kick ass with #30. We generally kick ass with all Assets with 26-28... hahaha! Embarassed
      
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Re:Which Shows Have The Best "Bang For Your Buck"?? Thu, 07 February 2008 07:46
salsasam wrote on Wed, 06 February 2008 04:45

In the end, as some of the others have said, it *really* depends what Asets you have. As I play this game, I become more aware of what the other players want, and hence I try to avoid using/needing them. Twisted Evil

Or, if I have stuff I really don't need and they do, trade 'em for more than 1. Hey they're my friends, but they will gain more than I will, so I ask for more! Laughing

In the end, Program 30 just costs a lot - money and Asets - and so far, in the Intense bidding variant game, you have to really really manage your money well, if you wanna kick ass with #30. We generally kick ass with all Assets with 26-28... hahaha! Embarassed


Well as I stated above, your initial allocation kinda dictates how you should go about your big shows (the ones #21 through #30). In regards to your initial allocation, I would include your initial tiles you get as well as your 1st 2 auctions (and kinda of a stretch on the 2nd auction at that).

And with those tiles, one should see what big program they can possible do on the last turn (or if lucky, one turn #4 - yes I have seen one game that one was able to do that on turn #4). But by turn #2, you should have a good idea what programs with the current tiles you can maybe do and thus which big programs you can do. And depending on pecking order in turn #3 (i.e. you go first in turn #3 but last in turn #4), you might want to think of perhaps purchasing that big program then vs later where everyone else would have 2 chances to your 1. Likewise if you go first in turn #4 vs last in turn #5.

Of course, don't purchase the big program if this doesn't allow you to get something in the auction since losing a turn in auction is basically "death" in the game. One always needs to get something in the auction just to get tiles to either trade with and/or lose for doing the events. More so if you happen to get a warrior tile that may allow another person to get that elusive +4 warrior card. Usually you can trade those type of tiles for 2 tiles at times and thus get 2 tiles that hopefully you can help you make the most out of your big program.

Lastly, I would like to point out, as the person above mentioned, that one can easily win with program #25 through #29 vs having to get #30. Sure #30 does generate the most, but if you don't have all of the tiles, you are NOT generating the max audience for that program. But if you can with #28, #28 is the program you should get, not #30. Thus look over all the programs carefully so you can make sure you can generate the max # of people that you can. Since that is what usually can make you a winner..by having the BEST program for YOU, not the BEST program in the game.

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