So this is a three players game, me and two others. I’m guessing that I contributed to this dynamic too, because I also challenged alot. In most pots we saw two challenges. Later in the game, I started passing the challenge, because the other person would inevitably challenge, that worked so far, but it does not help with winning.
So why did I challange in the first place? Because when we started I was not sure about peoples bluffing habbits. Then one time when I became aware of them I challenged because I thought that I might have a winning hand because chances of the hotsit holding a better one in my eyes were quite low so I had to challenge.
I pointed out repeatedly that with 3 people you have to cough up 15 golds for wrong challenge but it does not seem to make impact. Ironically, if people do not have a good hand they fold (happened more than once), and yet, the hotsit who did not fold gets challenged (and wins).
And you are right that sometimes a person wins a game from the very first pot - that happened.
Well in a weeks time another two people will join so we will be playing with 5; 25 is a bit more steeper than 15, and also may be the “new” people will shake things up. We’ll see how it goes. Thank you everyone for the responses.