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Subject: 5 players rss

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Tom Andrews
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has played Codex with 5 players.

I know it supports it, but does it work? Is it fun? Does it grind with 5?

My play group is 5 players so I need to be sure it will be fun with 5 before I consider it.

Tom
 
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Doctor Fedora
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Truth be told, I have a feeling you'd probably be better off simultaneously running one two-player game and one three-player game, but I haven't played more than two players myself. That said, there will necessarily be a fair bit of downtime, just because you'd have to sit through four opposing turns instead of one before each time your turn comes up.

I do hear the three-player game has interesting dynamics that you won't find in the usual two-player game, though!
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Alex Krasny
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I have played a few 3 player games. You actually get a chance to build tier 3 units and really swing some haymakers at each other.
 
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Niccolò Ricchio
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due to the way it works, a 5 player game doen't usually last a higher number of turns than a 2 player game, and it' quite a savage affair with a lot of back and forth. that said, five players CAN suffer from a bit of downtime, expecially when you still have to gain confindence with the game.
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Chris McLeod
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5 players will most certainly be rough downtime wise. 4 is fantastic as a Two Headed Giant,even less downtime than 3 players. I would be far more likely to attempt a 6 player, Three Headed Giant,than to try 5.
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We played some games of free-for-all with 3-5 players.
My impression is that this mode requires some balance between players. I think it would be quite fun with experienced players.
We play mostly attacking/hindering the one that seems to be winning. The game is usually won by the one that everyone overlooked; overlooked because we are not yet good at playing...

I would not recommend 5p while learning.
3p + 2p is a good suggestion while learning.
3p would be a game small enough that you have a chance of tracking who is winning and (after, mostly) where she/he gained advantage.

HTH!
 
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