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Barry Roy
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Recently sold off a bunch of old wargames that never got played. I am interested in using the proceeds to puchase one that does. My priorities are playability, popular appeal (getting people to play) and solitare suitability. Your comments are appreciated!
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Worth a look, especially if you've got a decent amount to spend on it. It's not everything to everybody, but I think it ranks well on your specific three criteria: It's relatively easy to learn and teach. It's got high "curb appeal" for getting new people to try it out (LotR theme is popular right now, and a map with a bunch of colorful minis on it really grabs the attention). And it plays very well solitaire - there's no hidden information like cards in hand or unseen blocks. And yes, it's actually fun.
 
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