So, the 2nd Edition of all of our 100 Points games are out (see http://ansr-entertainments.weebly.com/100-points-card-games.html). But what's different? What's changed? A few things.
** The Most Changed: While a good potion of the games stayed the same (BlackJack, Hold'em, and Four Square), two games got a near-complete overhaul: Rummy and Prediction. Rummy and Prediction required a single deck of cards per player and used the cards to keep score of their wins. We thought that was kind of an odd "mechanic" for a family card game, in retrospect. Plus, we made a concious decision that any 100 Points game should be able to be played with a single deck of cards. This was very important in our 2nd Edition redesign philosophy. Also, we changed Predition from using a six-sided die in the game to using a four-sided die. The game works much better now.
** 36 cards: The new editions of the 100 Points card games are all based on a single deck of 36 cards. In 1st Edition, they revolved around 48 cards (for Four Square, Hold'em, Poker, and BlackJack) or more (for Rummy and Prediction). We moved from 48 to 36 to take advantage of the Game Crafter update to the way they cut cards. It is cheaper to cut 36 than 48. Plus, we found that the math of 36 cards made for a more compelling game in all categories. For instance, in Poker, the hardest combination of 100 Points cards to get used to be 50, 20, 20, 10. Now, it is 40, 20, 20, 20. This changed the way you play 100 Points Poker drastically, and made it more unpredictable and fun. In a round about way, the new cutting rules forced us to find a leaner, better way for our games.
** Tokens: In some games, we used tokens and in others we did not. We liked the tokens, so for those games that needed it (Rummy and Prediciton), we added the use of tokens as score keepers. The only game that doesn't need tokens is Four Square and it's priced at $6.99 on TheG.
** More fun: In general, these games are just more fun to play. We believe that less is more effective, and these 2nd Editions prove true to that mantra.