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Brian Trang
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How long was your typical first play through? Just wondering for my rather short attention spanned friends.
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Nigel Buckle
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Depends on if you are deck building or not.

Assuming you are playing 2 player with starting decks and everything setup in advance (you can do that, just sort cards and bag them) first scenario with rules explanation took us about 40 mins. Second scenario was a bit longer, plus we had a bit of upgrading to do, and setup too - that was about 75 minutes.

Not played third yet ...

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Err, should have said this was with me reading rules and learning game in advance, just cracking shrink, punching and playing while reading rules will take much longer. Took me 20 minutes to find one card (117) for setup! It was in the player cards stack I assumed it would be in the other one) shake
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Matthew McFarland
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Granted, I was flipping through the rules reference quite a bit and moving along very leisurely, but I think it was a couple hours or so. Subsequent playthroughs will be considerably lower.
 
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Scott Hill
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Eyefink wrote:
Granted, I was flipping through the rules reference quite a bit and moving along very leisurely, but I think it was a couple hours or so. Subsequent playthroughs will be considerably lower.

Same for me.

Took my time, made sure I was playing everything correctly.

Was about 2hrs from set up to tear down.
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ParisianDreams
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3P game and it was 1.5-2hrs.
 
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Andrew Keddie
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2 players, I knew the rules beforehand but partner didn't, about 1.5-2.5 hrs. That included fairly regular stops to deal with food and children.
 
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Eric Toth
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First 2 scenarios , yes about 1.5 to 2 hours each. Once you improve your character decks and set up , playing 2 investigators.

Once you get the phases down and the investigators different ways of playing I see the games taking 45 min to an hour depending on the # of investigators
playing.

There are some rules to look up also as you go,all in all not bad and I'm not the biggest LCG fan and I found this game pretty gripping. Went out and bought a second set also to play more investigators.
 
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