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Nathanael Allison
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I play a lot of games with two, so I really appreciate a game that scales well. Most Rosenberg games do scale well, but could someone with knowledge comment on this?
 
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bgamern8 wrote:
I play a lot of games with two, so I really appreciate a game that scales well. Most Rosenberg games do scale well, but could someone with knowledge comment on this?


Well... not many people have played it since it isn't really out yet. So nearly every answer will be speculation.

Personally, it looks to me like it would work very well with 2 if you are okay with non-confrontational games with minor action blocking.

And before you reiterate "someone with knowledge," I have read the rules. Which is the most the majority of people can say.
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Legend5555 wrote:
bgamern8 wrote:
I play a lot of games with two, so I really appreciate a game that scales well. Most Rosenberg games do scale well, but could someone with knowledge comment on this?


Well... not many people have played it since it isn't really out yet. So nearly every answer will be speculation.

Personally, it looks to me like it would work very well with 2 if you are okay with non-confrontational games with minor action blocking.

And before you reiterate "someone with knowledge," I have read the rules. Which is the most the majority of people can say.

Haha...I would never put someone down for putting their two cents in, plus you took the time to read the rules, which is a huge help. If there is anyone else who has played or a representative who can comment, I would be very thankful. I'm almost ready to pre-order!
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Tom Vasel and his daughter gave it a very favorable review, but I can't remember if they said whether their plays were 2-player or more.
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wwalker98 wrote:
Tom Vasel and his daughter gave it a very favorable review, but I can't remember if they said whether their plays were 2-player or more.


That's good to know. I'll check that out. Although my opinions don't always match up with Vasel's
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I preordered based on Uwe's past games... I've yet to play one that doesn't scale incredibly well to two players (Ora et Labora is the only "big" game I've yet to play of his). In fact in a few cases two is my preferred count, especially Glass Road.
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Papa Ninja wrote:
I preordered based on Uwe's past games... I've yet to play one that doesn't scale incredibly well to two players... In fact in a few cases two is my preferred count, especially Glass Road.

Same here. I think 2P is the best player count for almost all of his bigger games. Go ahead and get/play Ora et Labora. It's another excellent Uwe game, and I expect A Feast for Odin to fit the same pattern!
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I've only played it with two so far, and love it. Action blocking doesn't play too much of a factor until the later rounds, though.

That said, I can imagine that once players are more experienced with the game (discovering strong opening gambits, etc.) early action blocking will become more likely.
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As far I can say after reading the rules I think Odin is very good with 2 players. What I really dislike in games if there are specific rules for 2 players. Most the time they feel something strange. But Odin doesn't have any special 2 player rules.
I think Odin plays similar to Arle.

Another point is that the downtime will be not so high for sure.
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That is what I had assumed. This game was some sort of marriage between Arle and Patchwork. My wife and I love both those games and we usually play two player only for these types of games. So I'm wondering if this would be a good buy for us. I'm not sure she'd be super excited about the theme so it would have to be a very good game to manage to make our already large rotation of Uwe games (we have Glassroads, Arle, Agricola, Patchwork, Caverna, La Havre, Bonanza).
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Played this last night at 2p. I haven't played at 1, 3 or 4, but to be honest, I expect this will be best with either 2 or 3. It will be tighter at 3, since there is literally no change in the game other than adding another player. But there will be more downtime as well. I can't see myself wanting to play this at 4p, but I'm sure it'd be fine at that count. No interest in the solo game.
 
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It worked great with 2 players for us. We don't like high-conflict games where you hurt someone with cards, and Feast for Odin provides a good balance where most of the time you work on your own strategy, and occasionally you take a valuable action space the opponent wanted.

The point about downtime with 4 players is probably very true. Maybe I can try it with 3 some time.
 
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Dan Bush
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Just finished my first game with my wife. Played fantastically well. Low conflict, lots of time spent puzzling over the board. We helped each other a lot looking up rules and reaching for components. I think there was one time she went to a space I was hoping to go for but other than that we did not get in each others' way. In my experience, the downtime between turns was not a big deal because there was SO much to think about in planning your next move. As you become more familiar with the game, you might not need that much thinking time, but I expect most people will need several plays before they get as efficient and aggressive as possible.
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