BASIC STRATEGY 목록
KEEP THE <LEAD>
You have to become the <LEAD> to decide how many tiles you would let the players play in the next turn.
Therefore, a core part of the strategy in LEXIO is to figure out how to become the <LEAD> and keep it.
Whether to play five tiles at once or to break them into SINGLE / PAIR / TRIPLE,
or even to save them for later though you have tiles you can play right away:
the purpose of all these options is to find the best way to become or keep the <LEAD>.
In LEXIO, as the name derived from the Latin word LECTIO(selecting or picking) suggests,
every choice(selection) you make will make or break the whole game.
MAKE THE BEST USE OF '2'
REMEMBER WHAT HAS BEEN USED
It is better for you to play while remembering how many ’1’ tiles or ’2’ tiles have been used or unused.
You may need those highest tiles or other comparably high tiles to become the <LEAD>.
When the <LEAD> has played a PAIR and you have the ‘13’ PAIR in hand,
you can save your '13' PAIR until more than three of each ‘1’ and ‘2’ tiles get played, to become the <LEAD>.
Player A(9 o'clock position, the <LEAD>) played ‘6’ PAIR when each one of ‘1’ and ‘2' tiles were already on the table.
Player B(6 o'clock position) can play the ‘13’ PAIR right away.
But rather, Player B holds it back instead, and passes the turn strategically.
Later, other players play ‘1’ PAIR and ‘2’ PAIR, and three of each ‘1’ and 2’ tiles are on the table.
Now that the ‘13’ PAIR has become the highest PAIR,
Player B can become the new lead when any other player begins a new turn with PAIR.
You can raise your winning rate if you play while picturing how you can become the <LEAD>,
by calculating all the possibilities, including how many of the ’1’ and ’2’ tiles have been used.
Again, you have to become the <LEAD> and keep it to win the game in LEXIO!!!
PLAY THE LOWEST TILE FIRST
If you have more than one SINGLE or PAIR, it is better to play the lowest first.
You can play the high-numbered tiles whenever you want, but it is not easy to play the low ones.
Because the PAIRs like ‘3’ PAIR or ‘4’ PAIR are combinations of the lowest numbered tiles,
you can hardly play them unless you become the <LEAD>.
Likewise, since STRAIGHT is the lowest hand among five-tile combinations,
you should play it right away when you have the chance.
*You must also keep in mind that playing STRAIGHT may cause you to give up other possible combinations like SINGLE or PAIR.
WIN AS BIG AS POSSIBLE
In LEXIO, every time a round is over, all the players except the last place can get the chips based on the difference in the number of tiles left.
Therefore, it is important to widen the gap with other players in every round to win the whole game.
Here comes the question!
NOT ALL 2ND PLACES WIN THE SAME
LEXIO is not like other games such as poker, where only 1st place wins all the points;
all the players, except the player who has the most tiles in hand, can win point(s).
Therefore, widening the gap with the lower-ranked players is very important.
[ 1st - 0 tile / 2nd – 1 tile / 3rd – 2 tiles / 4th - 3 tiles / 5th – 4 tiles ]
: 2nd place wins 5 POINTS in total
[ 1st - 0 tile / 2nd – 1 tile / 3rd – 3 tiles / 4th - 7 tiles / 5th – 8 tiles ]
: 2nd place wins 14 POINTS in total
As you can see in the above examples, it may be better to try to finish the round as quickly as possible and win 2nd place, rather than spend too much effort to win 1st place after a long playing time, letting all the lower-ranked players have chances to play more tiles.
Of course, you should know that other players wouldn’t like the result, and they may blame you for it :)