@Thumbs up there bookrage, I would love to see the board games expanded with more squares and boards as I've said, and more worlds are always welcome. I've actually been thinking for quite some time there should be a space world or pirate world, though imho it'd be more fun to have a monster world, or a demon world rather than a specific mythological world.
@musicjunky, the sticks game is simple provided you know the formula.
The basic rule in the sticks game, is the last player to take one stick left loses.
So if there is one stick left, the first player will take it and lose.
If there are 2-4 sticks left, Ie one plus the number of sticks its possible to take, the second player will always lose, since the first player will take 1-3 sticks, leaving the second player with just the one stick.
If there are five sticks however, , the first player will take 1-3 sticks, leaving the second player with 2-4 sticks, the second player will then take enough sticks to reduce the pile to one and present the first player with just the one stick so the first player will lose.
So, effectively, if there are four sticks plus another, the second player will always win.
As you always go second in crazy party therefore, the idea is always to make number of sticks equal to a multiple of four plus one, five, nine, seventeen etc.
if you do this you can guarantee to always win.
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)