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Kevin W
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How does this play with 2 players?
 
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Matthew Austin
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The dynamic is different, but the play experience is still great!

With 2 players, the game becomes a lot like a Cold War. It's much less about combat and weapons, and much more about information and understanding your opponent's moves.

One player will know where the Ovoid is, so they try to keep it secreted away from the other, while that player is trying to figure out where the Ovoid has been left.

Environment gear and planet toxicity also becomes very important, since it's possible to nearly lock out an opponent from their toxic planet if you take all of their environment gear to it.
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I personally LOVE the 2 player, but I really would suggest players try for at least 3 players for their first game. 2 players is a very tactical game with a lot of planning and building a complex and fully-realized strategy, and it might possibly be a challenge for first time players unless they both have read the cards in advance.

3 and 4 player games are more about staying fluid, adapting to the cards you find and the events unfolding on the board. It's hard to decide in advance to try a specific strategy in the 3-4 player, because often you will have to figure out how to make use of the cards you find. A 2 player game is like a complicated cold war, where one of you has the Ovoid and is trying to hide or protect it, and the other is searching for it and getting stronger. But because most of the cards you leave on planets will stay there until you return (since there aren't lots of other players going there), you can start to plan ahead and fully explore and test complicated schemes.
 
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