- Once a balloon of a color has been claimed, any further cubes in that color have no value. There is no 3-for-one exchange.
- You may only play cards on your own side of a particular "flag", until your side is filled up, at which point you may play on your opponents side.
It's still fun, and it's definitely a little different, as a hand full of extremely high or extremely low cards isn't always a good thing. I'm not sure how different it is, as the game still felt fun and light and seemed to come down to a bit of luck, but I'll play it again under the variant.