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Subject: [Poll] 2-player Glass Road - 4 or 5 rounds? rss

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Ola Mikael Hansson
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I recently acquired Glass Road, and we've played it a couple of times now, using the default 4 rounds. However, the rulebook suggest doing 5 rounds for a slightly longer game, and that makes me curious - what length does other people play, and why?

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How many rounds do you play in 2-player Glass Road?
4 - the default shorter game.
5 - the official variant longer game.
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Feel free to comment why you prefer one or the other!

I skimmed the forum, but didn't spot any previous discussion of this - if there are threads already discussing this, please point me towards them.
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There's a shape called "The Golden Rectangle". Have you heard of it?
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It refers to a rectangle that's approximately contstructed in the ratio of 9 to 16. The golden rectangle has several characteristics. Let's say I create a square within this shape. Then, this smaller rectangle that I just created will also be a
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The two player rules already make it easier to get more done in the same amount of rounds, given that it's likely to play 4-5 cards each round most of which are unshared. I think longer games tend to reward the players who happen to get the good blue buildings.
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Ben Bateson
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I agree. There is nothing you can't achieve in 4 rounds that is claimed as better by 5.
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James C
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We love it with four rounds. Feels like you have to make sure every card matters. Never thought once about adding the extra round. Also, shorter game means you can play twice in about 80 minutes!
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My wife and I have done both. Recently we've only been playing the 5 rounder because we feel the game is a tad too short at 4 rounds. Either way, it's a great game and we both really enjoy it!
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I think we have only ever played 5 rounds, must give 4 a try.
 
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Don Crowe
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We always had played 4 rounds but recently were so immersed
that we went to round 5 by accident. I think if we have
the time (for example our cycling goal that day) we'll
stay at 5 rounds. A rare deep game with an ongoing learning
curve that rewards with lots of play. So 5 rounds can help
with that.
 
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Steve Briscoe
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I understand that 4 rounds gives it a 'not enough
time to do everything', but I played two player tonight
and we played 6 rounds which worked out ok.
I felt that 4 rounds was too short. Just started to get
into the flow then it was the last round.
 
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