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Subject: Is this game worth owning if most plays will be with 3? rss

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Will Plante
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I am close to pulling the trigger on getting this game, however I am wondering if it is worth owning if most of my plays will be with 3 players?
We will play as a family sometimes but I play a lot of games with my 2 older kids (11 and 8).

Any shared thoughts/experiences have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Will

PS - If not does anyone know a good trading game to play with 3?
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Dan C
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I vote yes. Most of my plays have been with three and I've enjoyed them all.
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John Snow
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I have played many three-player games of Colosseum and I think it works very well with three. I think four is the sweet spot but three is great fun as well and I would put it only slightly behind a four-player experience. I prefer a three-player game to a five-player game (although I think this game scales well and I always enjoy it no matter the number; my wife and I have even played a two-player variant that is not bad). The main difference I see with the trading is simply that you have more available tiles to potentially seek in a trade with four people vs. three; more options for working out a deal. But the actual trading itself does not feel much different and is a lot of fun. I usually play with a house rule in the trading. The rules have you taking turns proposing trades, but we usually just sort of have a free-for-all. But trading under the standard rules works well too.

Colosseum is one of my family's favorite games. It is a beautiful production, has lots of replayability, has a great theme, and is just plain fun. I would go ahead and pull the trigger. Great game.
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Will Plante
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Thanks, I just went ahead and got a copy for what seems to be a pretty good price since the box was damaged.
I can't wait to play this one with my family.

Cheers,
Will
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Bjørnar Løseth
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This is a very good game. Good for you!
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William Hostman
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I've played with 3-5 players, and it's fine with all intended numbers of players. It can be played with 2, but doesn't work so well. (Hence the listing of 3-5 players.)
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Alexander Fitz
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yes
 
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