Winchester draft has been around for a little while though, although it’s more commonly known as Nassif draft, after the play who supposedly invented it. Winchester is to winston what rochester draft is to a regular draft.
The way it works is as follows. Each person takes 3 boosters,and shuffles them up. If you’re like me and use closer to 4 boosters for a regular winston, do so here. Each player then places a 2 cards face up next to each other, so there are 4 cards laid face up. The first player then chooses one of those piles and takes it. Then each player puts down a card on each of their piles. Then the next player picks a pile. And so on ad nauseam.
I really like the idea of Winchester for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s less luck based that winston, in that you’re not going to get a sick topdeck of SoFI or anything, which happened surprisingly frequently here. This is also quicker, since all piles are always face up. Thirdly, I like that it scales better than winston if you have more than 2 players.
For more information, you can see the original article on the mothership
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