Change the Rules of the Game

“Changing the Rules of the Game” in the colloquial sense, usually refers
to someone who has internalized the rules of a particular game, movement, paradigm and in playing by the rules, has experienced some sort of disatisfaction with the current state of the situation and has decided to amend the rules, or disgard on in favor of a better set of rules.
In our case,  we started with a analog game, many of us using a card or board game. We selected a tile game, similar to Scrabble, but without the board, or the overly competitive atmosphere. (Full disclosure: I dislike scrabble. I have way too many friends who are better at it than I am.)
We had to change the game in the following ways:
1. change one rule, play the game
a. how does the play change? is it easier? harder? are there any
exploits now?
2. continue to refine the new rule so that the game still has integrity (can still
be played, in engaging and can still be won/lost)
3. change one mechanic, play the game
4. continue to refine the new mechanic so that the game still has integrity
(can still be played, in engaging and can still be won/lost)
5. open up your two cards. change the game’s rules and mechanics to
integrate and express those

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