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Subject: How many copies of the game do I need if I want to play with 4 (6) players? rss

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Ingo Griebsch
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Hi all,

I'm a little bit confused... so I would like to know how many copies of the game do I need if I want to play with 4 (6) players?
 
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Sonny A.
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1 copy for every 2 players.
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SonnyDK wrote:
1 copy for every 2 players.

Many thanks SonnyDK.

Do you know if it makes sense to buy 3 copies? Or is the game more of a 2-4 player game?
 
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Haven't tried with Star Realms but most deckbuilders don't scale well beyond 4 players. The main feature of the game is the speed of play and 6 players kills that.
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It's by far best with 2. I wouldn't buy it with the aim of playing with more.
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There is an official 6 player variant that some people have reported can be fun, but it would be quite a different and much less elegant game from the 2 player experience.
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stevepop wrote:
It's by far best with 2. I wouldn't buy it with the aim of playing with more.


I have 2 decks for up to 4 players and I bought the second after hearing how much fun the 'Raid' format can be. That plus team play has me very interested.
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I like this much better as a 2 player game, rather than 3 or 4.

When I play with 3 other people, we'll just play two 2-player games simultaneously, where we share the trade and explorer decks.

Essentially this would be the same as just using two decks, but since I've shuffled them together it would be a hassle to split them up.

But yeah, it's best as a 2 player game and if you treat it like that, you really only need 1 copy.
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I'd like to hear feedback on larger than two player games - are there specific variant rules that work well? Is the need for another deck simply for another set of "starting hand" cards?
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Where are you finding this in Germany?
 
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Many thanks for all the input guys and gals, now I know how many copies I will buy...
 
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I backed the kickstarter at the 6 player level, but after reading the rules I thought it would only be good as a two-player game, so I sold the other two decks. It would probably be descent with four playing teams.
 
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Whoa...I read elsewhere that the game plays perfectly fine with 4 players using a single deck. Can anyone here verify this?

Thanks.
 
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DavidPD wrote:
Whoa...I read elsewhere that the game plays perfectly fine with 4 players using a single deck. Can anyone here verify this?

Thanks.


In theory you can play 4 players using a single deck (provided you proxy two additional starting sets for the other two players) but the chances that you will run out of cards in a heated match are high.
 
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I have played many 3- and 4-player games with a single deck. No, you don't need to proxy anything: 5 Scouts & 1 Viper for 3-player, 4 Scouts & 1 Viper for 4-player. Toss in an Explorer or two if you like (I often do). Keep track of scores with something other than the score cards (eg pen and paper). 50 starting Authority. Go.

We play Free-For-All and Hunter (more often Hunter to avoid people feeling 'ganged up on') as explained HERE and it goes swimmingly.

I plan to buy (at least) another deck so we can more fully explore the other multiplayer variants listed in the rules, but it's very very possible to play up to four quite happily with a single deck, I promise.
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LineOf7s wrote:
I have played many 3- and 4-player games with a single deck. No, you don't need to proxy anything: 5 Scouts & 1 Viper for 3-player, 4 Scouts & 1 Viper for 4-player. Toss in an Explorer or two if you like (I often do). Keep track of scores with something other than the score cards (eg pen and paper). 50 starting Authority. Go.

We play Free-For-All and Hunter (more often Hunter to avoid people feeling 'ganged up on') as explained HERE and it goes swimmingly.


Hey Thanks! I will have to try this. I am toying with getting a second deck but I don't want to have to separate out my trade deck when switching between 2 and 2+ players. I may still by a second deck because it is hard to find and my FLGS has decks still.
 
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I played this game with 4 players as both hunter (attack player to right) and teams (2v2). The team game was the best because you took the turn at the same time as your teammate, and when it wasn't your turn, you were strategizing with your teammate, so you were always engaged. I really want to try the 3v3 game variant, because I don't think it would slow down too much and would still be a lot of fun.
 
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