Advanced Strategy Game Guide for Go! Go! Go!
Okay, so you know the rules and purpose of the game, Go! Go! Go!, but you can’t get one of those shiny trophies because one of your opponents always beats you before you can get rid of all of your cards! Well, this is the perfect strategy guide aimed to help you beat those smelly Tyrannian pets!
I first started playing this game because I wanted another trophy to add to my collection and I heard that this was supposed to be a easy game. Before I knew it, I was playing the game three hours a day, and still not able to get a trophy. But while I was busy losing, I took notes on some strategies, which I thought are VERY help for future Go! Go! Go! players. So here it is. Enjoy!
First things first: when you start the game, look at your face up cards.
If they’re filled with low cards like 2, 4, 5, then start the game over. Otherwise you might have to pick up the pile at least two or three times before even starting on your face down cards, lowering your possibility of winning that round.
Keep high cards in your hand when there are cards in the draw pile.
Say you have more than two Aces in your hand, along with a Two. Put down only ONE of those Aces because you’ll most likely draw a card smaller than that. This way, you’re lowering the possibility of having to take the stack once there is no draw pile.
Try to get rid of the cards in your hand as quickly as possible once the draw pile is empty.
Obviously, you should play smallest to highest card unless it’s a Two, which you should put down as your last priority since it can beat any card except for three. This is because if you have only small cards left in your hand, say a Three, you can only put that down if the player before you either picks up the pile or puts down a two. Small cards are VERY hard to get rid of so you should put them down ASAP! Also, if you have the choice, put down more than one card at once, even if it’s an Ace. This will allow you to start playing your face-up and face-down cards sooner.
HOWEVER, if you have a ten in your hand, play that last if you can, without picking up the stack of cards. Playing a Ten clears the pile and lets you go again. This way you can put down one of the small face-up cards, or a face-down card without needing to worry about getting more cards in your hand. There’s the possibility that the player before you has a card higher than Ten, but it’s a worthy risk!
Keep track of what others have in their hands.
If you remember what some of your opponents have in their hands, then you’ll know what to play to make them pick up the stack! You don’t know each and every one of their cards, but knowing if their highest card, whether or not they have any even or odd cards will help a lot. If the player who goes after you has no even cards, play a Four if you have one. If he doesn’t have any odd cards, then play a Three.
Your opponents will not stop each other from winning.
Let’s say that you’re on your first round and Tekeli-Li has only one face down card left before he wins. The player before him, Myncha, will NOT put down a high card, like an Ace, just to lower his chances of winning. (If he puts down an Ace, Tekeli-Li MUST play a Two in order to win, chances of which are very small.)
Forcing others to pick up cards.
Using the example above, it is up to you to prevent Tekeli-Li from winning. In this case, it would be wise to play a small card, a Four, for example. Then Bacheek will play the smallest card he has that’s larger than a Four, let’s say Nine. Myncha will do the same thing, so say he puts down a Queen. That play will decrease Tekeli-Li’s possibility of winning, because he can ONLY play a King or an Ace. Otherwise, he’d have to pick up the stack, which is good news for you!
Next, know when to forfeit.
Say that there are at least 6 cards in the draw pile when you picked up a pile of 10 cards. There is NO need to forfeit in this case because you don’t draw any cards while you have more than 3 in your hand while your opponents (the ones who have less than 3 cards in their hands) do. However, if you picked up at least 8 cards when there are no more draw cards and one of your opponents has already finished his hand, you may want to consider forfeiting.
Also, if you are shooting to get the trophy (which I know most of you are!), forfeit once one of your opponents wins because you can ONLY move on to the next round if you win first. This way you can start on your next game earlier and maybe even win earlier! I know that some of you are one of those “I will never give up!” kind of people. But just because you forfeit one round of the game doesn’t mean you’re giving up. You can start over and beat them!
Last but not least,
Don’t ever, ever give up. It took me FOURTEEN tries to win my first round and NINE tries to win my second. I lost a lot, but as they say, you learn more from losing than you do from winning! (not that you shouldn’t win). If you’re tired, try again the next day. Before you know it, you’ll have a shiny Go! Go! Go! trophy just like everyone else. After all, you only need to beat the second round of the game to get a bronze trophy. Good luck!