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jonathan schleyer
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Both a medieval themed and have a degree of worker placement. Lancaster seems really nice though. Any thoughts?
 
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They are both worth playing. There is, however, one major difference. Lancaster is best with 4-5 players. Troyes plays with 3-4. I'd choose based on expected number of players.
 
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I doubt you need any game.

So I guess I'd say "no" for all games, though I'd say a few is worth getting.


Now should you get Lancaster? That I can't answer. It likely depends a lot on your economical situation and how much money you've got to spend on boardgames in general. Among other things.
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I had both. I love Troyes. Lancaster felt a bit of a let-down afterwards, but that's just a personal opinion. I sold/traded Lancaster away, despite it being a pretty good game overall.
 
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louper wrote:
Troyes plays with 2 - 4; some prefer it with 2. I've played many times and it plays quite well.


Yes, but I assume anyone choosing between these two games has three or more players, since Lancaster does not support two. If he only has two players, the choice is obvious.
 
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I suppose that is the opposite to Betteridge's law of headlines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines
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They offer incredibly different gameplay experiences, and are both worth owning, if your budget allows. While you are correct about theme and worker placement similarities, those are very broad categories so not sure the value in using them as your criteria, unless you only want one medieval , worker placement game in your collection.
Troyes is more of a brain burner, with lots of intertwined gameplay elements. I've only played a few times, which were enjoyable, but teaching the game is a bit of challenge. Lancaster is a less complex game, plays quicker , but still offers some interesting in game choices, is easier to teach, as it is somewhat less abstract. It hits the table a lot more than Troyes. Between the 2 I enjoy Lancaster somewhat more, as I find the overall fun factor greater, I think is the right way to put it. Troyes was little more work, and a little less fun, but with more plays it's quite possible that could change , as there seems to more to Troyes than initially meets the eye, because of the complexity.
Just my 2 cents.




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Other than the medieval theme, they are not comparable at all. Hence, both are worth owning.
Also, neither of these is worker placement.
 
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dcorban wrote:
louper wrote:
Troyes plays with 2 - 4; some prefer it with 2. I've played many times and it plays quite well.


Yes, but I assume anyone choosing between these two games has three or more players, since Lancaster does not support two. If he only has two players, the choice is obvious.

Actually Lancaster does support 2 players, it's just a different game because of the absence of multiple "parties" in the parliament.
 
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