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Alphonse and Gaston are comic strip characters famous for their unctuous courtesy: “After you, Alphonse!” “No, after you, Gaston!” In the sphere of metagaming, there are some who always want to be last, who need to go last. But that’s not always a good thing. Many games offer the choice of turn order, which adds yet another layer to developing a strategy.
Sure, going first is important in worker placements games. For me, it’s not that big of a deal. More and more games (think Russian Railroads) are trying to balance out the turn order by giving bonuses to those who don’t go first.
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