The handle should be very good. It takes more matches in the manic cloths to be fast and deadly :-) If the game had been balanced by maniac, the maniac would always won, but in this way the maniac has to be good to win :-)
It always plays with five campers regardless of how many players. 2 players: one move 5 campers and one move the maniac and so on...
I consider myself fairly intelligent. Mind sharing the ratio of wins from the maniac side from your plays?