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Alex Newton
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Hi is it to easy for Mr x to avoid capture.
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Not if the detectives know what they're doing. A slight majority of the games I've played see the detectives winning, although usually by the skin of their teeth.
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It is imperative though that you always use all 5 detectives.
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If it were easy then it wouldn't be fun. It's the fact that you're being hunted and you have to outsmart the detectives that make it so much fun to play Mr. X. Enjoy!
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Thanks all for that.
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whac3 wrote:
It is imperative though that you always use all 5 detectives.


I think the game is more balanced with 4 detectives.
Only my 2cts of course.
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tomfromparis wrote:
whac3 wrote:
It is imperative though that you always use all 5 detectives.


I think the game is more balanced with 4 detectives.
Only my 2cts of course.

Numerous points on the grid can only be surrounded with 5.
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Hmmm.... If you could be more specific, I'd like to look into this.

So unless you play with high experienced players who know what you're talking about, I'd say 4 detectives is more balanced if we take casual players.
 
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tomfromparis wrote:
Hmmm.... If you could be more specific, I'd like to look into this.

So unless you play with high experienced players who know what you're talking about, I'd say 4 detectives is more balanced if we take casual players.

Just glancing at the bottom left of the board only, positions 163, 191, and numerous others can only be surrounded by 5 detectives. Indeed I strongly recommend using the rule that Mr. X cannot pass through a oint where a detective is.

I'm 43. I bought this game when I was 12. I've played the hell out of it. You simply must have 5 detectives and it's not a question of balance. With 5 detectives who know what they are doing, odds favor the detectives. With 4 detectives, Mr. X should never lose unless Mr. X is utterly incompetent.
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Yeah well, maybe you're right in a way, but I'd say this remains a "seasoned professional veteran" point of view.

I still believe casual players will probably find that 4 detectives vs Mr X is more thrilling and balanced.
 
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