Friday, November 19, 2010

Anatomy of the Yahoo Spades 3 Minute Staller

Anatomy of the Yahoo Spades 3 Minute Staller

If you’re here reading this, then there’s a good chance you’re stuck in a 3 minute game with a staller.  Well, good luck to you in your game, but maybe we can provide some interesting reading for you while you wait.  The question of the day as it pertains to stallers is; why do they do it?  Let’s examine!

Stalling is a tactic that’s been around for quite a while, and it is certainly going to remain a part of the game.  Stalling is done for a number of reasons, but the staller generally has some issues with control.  For the staller, I would guess there is some euphoric feeling about keeping players under their thumbs for 2 hours. I think I could find something better to do with those 2 hours, but some people don’t have anything better to do.
Some 3 min players use the stall tactic as a means to gain a competitive advantage; they want you to quit.  While it’s not a lot of fun to sit through a 3 min game, if you quit, you are only enabling the staller to continue the stalling behavior in the future.

is another reason that 3 minute players slow down the game.  Maybe they don’t like anyone at the table, or maybe they don’t like their partner. While neither is an excuse for playing the stall game; retaliation is another big reason why people stall.

isery loves company, and if the staller is going to lose the game, they want the entire table to be miserable with them. Again, most of us have better things to do with our time, but if you’re going to win the game, sometimes you might have to go through a little misery.  Just think of how you’re going to feel after you take the stallers points! Vindicated, and tired…at the same time! Check back with us often, as we will be publishing our rules that counter attack stalling techniques! 

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