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tfoz 15
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And if the answer is yes, is it worth getting for a predominately 2 player experience?
 
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tfoz15 wrote:
And if the answer is yes, is it worth getting for a predominately 2 player experience?


No. I suggest you get a much easier to find VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game, which is a nice 2p game (but it's much more a filler)
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To add to James' perfect answer, I'd add that I wouldn't even attempt to play this with a smaller player count like 3 or 4, even though it's supported. It's at its best at higher player counts with more discussion/manipulation.
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I've played 3/4/5/6 players games and I'd agree that a higher player counts would be recommended. Altough I'd say that even the 3 and 4 player games are very enjoyable.
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Yes, agree with all of the above. The more players you have the better this game is. It is very collaborative. You also need people to play off of, because you can't really generate your own resources, at least not enough, due to the travel limitations on obtaining them.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm disappointed but better to find out now then after I make the purchase. Perhaps once my kids are a little older...
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Couldn't you play this as a two player game if both players used two field researchers and doubled their starting resources? Maybe have an intern as well? It wouldn't be a perfect variant but I could see this being playable. You could even have one of the player's colors be a dominant color (so if it teams up with the other player they have final say in blend/research decision). Of course you would want to keep their score trackers separate so that way you could determine the order in which they are placed on the board.
 
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BrokenNick wrote:
Couldn't you play this as a two player game if both players used two field researchers and doubled their starting resources? Maybe have an intern as well? It wouldn't be a perfect variant but I could see this being playable. You could even have one of the player's colors be a dominant color (so if it teams up with the other player they have final say in blend/research decision). Of course you would want to keep their score trackers separate so that way you could determine the order in which they are placed on the board.


It is certainly possible. We tinkered with some two-player ideas but ultimately wanted to publish the game without having to put too much on the players. It's something I'd love to revisit if we ever do a special version.

You are more than welcome to try - and if you discover an enjoyable variant please share it!
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