Hey I decided to test this “new” game a bit. Seems funny, however very unbalanced leading to runaway wins (halfway the game it’s already decided who wins?).
I only tested “skirmish” versus the AI. But what happens is that while I develop a bit one of the AIs becomes a runaway, and then just “wins” each round, it is always an AI I haven’t even met, and the 30 points are “up” before I get a chance to meet them.
Thus the best “trick” to win seems to not engage with others and just patience youself to victory? Racking points as fast as possible, and each interaction just means you lose the first place.