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Subject: optimum # of players and how long does it take? rss

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adam sanderson
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We may have anywhere from 3 to 5 players.
Is it any good with 3? Is 5 too many?
How long do the games last? With 3? 4? 5?

Thanks.
 
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aethyr
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I don't think it would be as much fun with 3 people, I'd try to get at least 4 if possible (3 people + yourself).
 
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lazygamer wrote:
We may have anywhere from 3 to 5 players.
Is it any good with 3? Is 5 too many?
How long do the games last? With 3? 4? 5?

Thanks.


I have played with 4, 5, and 6. My favorite was with 5, then 6, then 4. I In general, the more the merrier, but with 6, the last and largest speakeasy is used. But it was too large to come into play. With 5, the next-to-largest speakeasy has the +1K added to the profit and the wholesale prices.
 
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Joe Saul-Sehy
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Bootleggers is all about the table talk....so make sure and have a few players (4-6). The only reason to play with less is to get the rules down. Once you've got the sequence of events the game runs fairly easy.
 
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Greg Durrett
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The number of mob cards scales with the number of players, so having more players means having more card choices, which adds variety and makes for a more interesting game.
 
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David Christensen
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I think three players is far too few while with six players, you get the use of the big speakeasy, the game runs on way, way too long. I'd stick with 4 & 5 players.
 
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