> > Once I used the rule "AKHTBN Iff the total pip count is > > a prime number." > > The other players gave up eventually and asked me to tell > > Wow, I used it and people complained that it was too easy. > I think you missed the part where he admitted that he was mis-marking 1-pip koans as not having the Buddha nature. Mismarking koans, and leaving them mis-marked, is sufficient justification for a master-thumping. In almost all turn-based games, we have added a minute-glass from Ricochet Robots, and we call it the "Heckle timer". You don't lose a turn or anything, but if you haven't begun your move by the time the sand runs out, the rest of the players may begin heckling.