Re: [Cardhaus] Zhanguo $27.99
Are some elements left out each game or are they just mixed up?
The random elements that determine scoring include:
-2 sets of end-game goals that each include wall segment locations, palace regions, and governor regions. There are 4 tiles for each of these objectives and 2 of each are placed, so you'll only ever use half.
-End-game score multipliers depending on wall segments claimed. These tiles are all used, but they are double-sided, so you'll have a different combo every game and only 50% of the options are available each game.
-There is a Brettspiel Adventskalender 2015 expansion that adds more to both of these if you are interested in hunting down a copy.
How does it play with two?
I've had great success with 2! You have to make sure to catch the scale rules for 2 in the rulebook: area majority elements are limited for 2, as well as some of the token supplies, which really helps keep tension in the game. FWIW, I have enjoyed the game at all player counts.
I hope that helps, and let me know if you have any other questions!