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Steffan O'Sullivan
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I'm looking forward to it!

Edit: though I have to admit I'm very skeptical this game could support five players. Three: definitely. Four: probably, but I hope there will be thorough playtesting first.

Disclosure: I'm hoping an expansion that serves fewer players will be cheaper. But I really do have doubts that the small map will work with five, and the increased playing time with so many players sounds like it would be beyond what the game should be.
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Actually, the game was BUILT for 5 players, and originally tested for same, so don't worry. It's well-tested.

The expansion serves MORE players, not fewer, but it should be cheaper than the base game, although the final price has not been set at the time of this posting.

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Thanks, Alan. So how long does a five-player game take?
 
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The game was originally built as a four player game. It then expanded to included 2, 3, and 5 players. The solitaire version came much later. I think its sweet spot is with 4 players, but there's really not much difference with 3.

The five player game gets really competitive and crowded. Decisions are often made by things like "can you get to something faster than anyone else," and in the advanced game re-using played cards becomes very tempting. Decisions at the 5-player level are much more critical. You have to be very careful about what talent you pick up and when you play certain cards.

sos1 wrote:
Thanks, Alan. So how long does a five-player game take?


Most of the 5-player games I've test have gone a little over 2 hours. I'm often playing with new people or explaining the game along the way, though. I think for the first few plays, you should assume about 30 minutes per player. Hopefully quicker after that.

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TheRook wrote:
Most of the 5-player games I've test have gone a little over 2 hours. I'm often playing with new people or explaining the game along the way, though. I think for the first few plays, you should assume about 30 minutes per player. Hopefully quicker after that.

Wow! We've only played once so far, and it took two hours with just two of us! That's why I was assuming a five-player game would take too long ...
 
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