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Subject: 3 players worth it or stick to 4 and up? rss

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UA Darth
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Any thoughts?
 
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Carthoris Pyramidos
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I was pleasantly surprised at my recent play with 2. I thought it was worth it, and I'd play that way again. But I did like it better with 4, no question. Interestingly, when I played with 4, some other players who had previously only played with 5 said it was significantly different at 4, although they didn't dislike it.
 
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John Smales
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I also had a good experience with the chess-like two-player game.
 
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UA Darth
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What about with 3 though?
 
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2 feels like a game of shadows chess

3 should feel like 5 but less crowded and more swingy once one player's identity is deduced.

4 is almost like.playing hidden movement.
 
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I've only played with three and it was the first edition. I really enjoyed it. Having the secret roles works well with three and you can play the other off each other: locking down locations or opening them up to encourage the others to spend their resources there.
Three is a great player count for this game.
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