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John Reynolds
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Just curious if the game time is shortened significantly with two?

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Takes about an hour. But so much fun, and always a tense ending. (Played it with four once, including a couple of nubes, and took us almost 2.5 hours.)
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da baum wrote:
Takes about an hour. But so much fun, and always a tense ending. (Played it with four once, including a couple of nubes, and took us almost 2.5 hours.)


The sweet spot is with three, due to the resource leeching mechanic, but two is fine. It does play quickly, but I wouldn't say it was always tense at any player count. This is a game where you can sometimes see the winner well before the end (but only if somebody is playing really poorly). More a beginners issue, but far from unheard of.

I consider it a masterpiece. Highly recommended with 2 or 3 in my book.
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JohnnyR wrote:
Just curious if the game time is shortened significantly with two?

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It is. With experience, a two-player can easily be played in about and hour, if not a little less. It's easily 30 min./player for experienced players, and 45 min./player for newbs.

I do prefer this as a 2-3 player over a 4-5 player. The game play scales extremely well from 2 up to 5 players. But since you get an equally satisfying experience at 2-3 as you would at 4-5, I will try not to play this game with 4-5, due to the lengthy play time.
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Game length here very much depends upon experience with the game. The first few plays tend to be long -- as new players may not perceive what makes for an efficient hand.

If you are not rushed for time, however, this games rewards new players very well. There is some interesting flavor text you can read about the characters you meet & there are a lot of AH-HA moments during the game - as the tactical and strategic possibilities reveal themselves.

After 21 plays, my group can complete 3 & 4 player games in under an hour.
 
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