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W M Shubert
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Samurai is much easier to get into that T&E. It is also a much simpler game, both to learn and to figure out strategies on, but it is still strategic and it is a very good game.
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I've taught Samurai to complete non-gamers, and they've all enjoyed it. I wouldn't even consider doing the same with T&E under normal circumstances. With Samurai, you pretty much know the ropes within a couple turns, whereas with T&E you'll spend the entire first game not quite sure what you should be doing.

As far as "fun factor" goes, both are similarly dry, quiet, cerebral game. You're not likely to be joking around and shit-talking while playing either game.
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I'm still yet to play Tigris, but Samurai is one of my favourite games. I certainly wouldn't say the reason for that is a high 'fun factor' though. If the lack of 'fun factor' is what's turning you off Tigris, then I'd say Samurai won't solve the problem. (Though it is a great game!)
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Samurai is more simple, a bit (even) more elegant than T&E. T&E is richer in theme. Luck factor in Samurai is smaller than in T&E although both have a very low luck factor. There are more complex strategies you can learn and apply in T&E. Samurai feels like a great abstract game/card game combo with a great depth to be explored during hundreds of plays. T&E is more a complex game that shows how deep it also is already during a few plays.
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Samurai is a great game but it is a good deal more simple than T&E. But there is still a lot of decisions to be made in Samurai. If you group likes abstracts, it is a good addition.
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