I don't remember what the final verdict was, if there is one.
Collapsing Team Games
A fun, new way to play team games.
When one team is eliminated, the other(s) dissolve!
Help your team win this war, but prepare your forces for the next war....against your former allies! Much like how WWII transitioned into the Cold War....
A two-stage game
The game begins as a normal team game -- doubles or triples -- and plays like a normal team game until one of the teams has been eliminated.
When one team has been completely eliminated, the remaining teams dissolve. The game essentially transforms into a Standard Game (Assassin? Terminator?) with the concept of teams going out the window and every player playing for themselves. Dog eat dog.
This is the rough spot many of you think will make this type of game unplayable. But I say nay! Obviously, the players eliminated during normal Team play suffer point losses normally, and the members of the surviving teams all gain the appropriate numbers of points as if they'd won a normal team game. Then, when the teams collapse, each eliminated player looses points.
For example, say you're on the surviving team in a Collapsing Triples
game, but then you get eliminated by one of your former team-mates after the teams dissolve. You would first gain
points for being part of a winning team, then you would loose
points for being eliminated in standard play.
Generally speaking, the point payoffs would be as follows:
Members of an eliminated team before the collapse will loose points normally.
Members of a "winning" team who are then eliminated after team dissolution by their former team-mates will generally gain and loose the same number of points, for a net gain somewhere around ZERO
The player who eliminates all of the other players stands to gain a substantial number of points -- essentially twice, as they gain from winning a team game, then a standard game.
Basically, the ultimate top dog of a Collapsing Teams
game would get double points. This type of game may be very tempting for many players, as it is sort of a "double-or-nothing" proposition.
We have to figure out a way to keep people who are eliminated from a winning team before the collapse from gaining more points than team-mates who are eliminated after the collapse....