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Marnix de Wit
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So how long are your games taking? 90 till 240 minutes is kinda a big difference. Please let me know how long your games last and how often you played it. Really contemplating about getting this. I have war of the ring but never pay out because the length.
 
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First game was about 3 hours for me and my Fiancée. Second game took about 2 hours.

Turns can go fairly fast as long as both players are not agonizing over every action Die.

 
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First game for me was 2.5 hours. Most games have been close to 2. Longest game was about 3 I think.

I suspect 4 hours is too long of an estimate for most people.
 
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My first three games took 2 hours tops. The next four took about 3.5 hours each.
 
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Any reason why subsequent games took longer?
 
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Robert Derderian
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Depends on what turn you win on. I have not had a game go to the last turn yet, but that would make for a long game.
 
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Marnix wrote:
Any reason why subsequent games took longer?

We go better, made less mistakes, and the games last longer :-)
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Marnix wrote:
So how long are your games taking? 90 till 240 minutes is kinda a big difference. Please let me know how long your games last and how often you played it. Really contemplating about getting this. I have war of the ring but never pay out because the length.


I ended up selling my copy of War of the Ring awhile back. I picked up Battle of Five Armies recently because it looked simpler to teach new players (and they could focus more on developing a strategy), and had a shorter play time. This would (hopefully) make it easier to get to the table. I also liked the smaller board.
 
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