magickware wrote:jaglsat2013 wrote:Is it safe to say that the "Advanced Linear Games" will always take longer than other games, and so one should give ~12 mins to them? And that way the setup for them can be given up to 5 mins? I have always found that there is a lot to infer in these games.
All games can be completed in under 10 minutes. Only the worst games in existence should take more than 10.
And your inference making should be more of a process that you follow than a strict time you keep yourself to.
Basically, if you're staring at the paper for more than 10 seconds while on the BP or making inferences, then go straight to the questions. If you're sitting and staring at the paper for more than 10 seconds while doing the question, then you probably missed an inference and should go back.
Imo, it is always preferable to be brute-forcing questions than wasting time looking for inferences.
This tells me that clearly, I am spinning my wheels when thinking. Thanks!