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Subject: Game length - Question - 1st time player rss

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Gary Wilson
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Hi,

Hopefully playing for the first time today. (Afternoon session 3-4 hours.)

Having read the rules it looks like the first game should be very quick - 4 Stars required and every player starts with 2 (One for their base and one because no one has won yet) - So interested in what others have experienced and whether we should be aiming to play 2 - 3 times straight? (typically we'd play 2 different games in an afternoon.)

Thanks in advance for any responses

Gary
 
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Peter Jackson
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Hey Gary

Once you've gone through the rules, setup each faction and made the first customisations to the game. Then each game should take around the hour mark!!
I'd be really impressed if you walked away from the game after 1 play! The board would of changed, someone's name would be on the board, and revenge will be on the cards. This game will benefit from repeated plays in one session.
I want Seafall to come out now!!
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Stuart Holttum
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Definitely worth doing a couple games - it gets more interesting the more you play, and game 1 will probably only last an hour tops. So yeah - go ahead and do 2 or maybe 3.
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Mark McEvoy
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It is highly variable based on how conservative your players are (as well as how familiar they are with Risk in general, and how much the dice rolls tend towards aiding the defense rather than the offense). My group's first game ran near 90 minutes. But there have been later rounds that have run under 30.
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Gary Wilson
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Thanks all.

We did play one game (Peter it was your enthusiasm that got this game to the table.)

After set up it took about ninety minutes.
A couple players weren't familiar with the basics of RISK
Players were initially quite defensive and one player was unlucky twice not to have won the game when on two successive turns the very last defender of a base fought him off.
A minor City "Vince's Folly" now marks both the spot and the memory.

It was a great game - already talked about at length and grudges are forming whilst the battlefield is shaping.

We look forward to the next installments and opening some packets.

Thanks again all.
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