Jake Fernandez
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Just got the game, and I've heard about the complaints that this game could be quite the space hog.

I thought I'd take a page from Suburbia and see if I can instead build my family upwards instead of downwards to make space allocation much more manageable. I can imagine a situation where the space would run out at the edge of the table. But I'm not sure if doing it this way would contradict some rules or make the game more unwieldy.

Can people who have played already comment? Thanks

 
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Ed Hughes
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There's no reason why this shouldn't work- in fact the solo game can be played this way.
 
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dyeyk2000 wrote:
Just got the game, and I've heard about the complaints that this game could be quite the space hog.

I thought I'd take a page from Suburbia and see if I can instead build my family upwards instead of downwards to make space allocation much more manageable. I can imagine a situation where the space would run out at the edge of the table. But I'm not sure if doing it this way would contradict some rules or make the game more unwieldy.

Can people who have played already comment? Thanks



My advice is: place the boards beside and not in front of you. Both boards. Because you will need much space, specially in the solo Testament variant.
This game is amazing and clever.
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M.J.E. Hendriks
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If you place four cards, the one beneath the other, the bottom card being at the table edge, you have all the space you need. Make sure your player board is a little to the side, and you'll be totally fine.

I have never had a problem with room - but you do need to know how big your family will grow to plan a little (I instinctively know now where to place my Head of Family).
 
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Mark Maginity
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I squeeze out more room by almost completely covering up blood relations with their respective betrotheds/spouses, which takes off almost half the space used (at least in Generation IV) when spouses are placed side by side. After all, you don't need any information from a blood relation's card once it's married off - even its gender is implied by the spouse.
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