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Donald M.
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I got the Blue one so I wonder why red is more popular? I haven;t played the game yet is 3 people a ok number to play it?
 
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Everyone I know has a blue box. So.......

Three should work just fine for a player count.
 
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No difference, just the blue box art is a bit ugly.

I strongly suspect that 3 players is by far the easiest player count. We found the campaign fairly easy, and we've been told it would have been more fun if we'd had a harder time of it. For those reasons I'd try and rustle up a fourth player if you can.
 
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Oiler1 wrote:
I got the Blue one so I wonder why red is more popular? I haven;t played the game yet is 3 people a ok number to play it?


Because of science

I like blue but have to buy red
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Benkyo wrote:
No difference, just the blue box art is a bit ugly.

I strongly suspect that 3 players is by far the easiest player count. We found the campaign fairly easy, and we've been told it would have been more fun if we'd had a harder time of it. For those reasons I'd try and rustle up a fourth player if you can.


We played with three and just had a fourth communal character. We also ramped up the difficulty by always drawing random roles for every game. We had to open the four losses in a row box but we had fun making it challenging.
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johnyutah7 wrote:
Benkyo wrote:
No difference, just the blue box art is a bit ugly.

I strongly suspect that 3 players is by far the easiest player count. We found the campaign fairly easy, and we've been told it would have been more fun if we'd had a harder time of it. For those reasons I'd try and rustle up a fourth player if you can.


We played with three and just had a fourth communal character. We also ramped up the difficulty by always drawing random roles for every game. We had to open the four losses in a row box but we had fun making it challenging.

I think the fourth character is a good idea, but choosing characters is too significant to randomise. Given that I will never play it again, I wish we had known what a difference three characters would make. We played 14 games total, and I won't say any more than that to avoid spoilers.
 
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Oiler1 wrote:
I got the Blue one so I wonder why red is more popular? I haven;t played the game yet is 3 people a ok number to play it?


Are you sure red is more popular? (any numbers from Zman on that?), from boxes I've seen around and also from which box seemed to have been sold out more often in online shops, I would have thought blue was more popular at least here in Germany.
 
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I went to the store and i bought the one they had
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Despite the bad science on the blue box, I wanted it because I prefer the colour.

But it was out of stock at the online retailer, so I took red.
 
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Benkyo wrote:
johnyutah7 wrote:


We played with three and just had a fourth communal character. We also ramped up the difficulty by always drawing random roles for every game. We had to open the four losses in a row box but we had fun making it challenging.

I think the fourth character is a good idea, but choosing characters is too significant to randomise.....


I sort of agree with this, but I do wish there was more incentive to mix up what characters you use. We player with 4 players, and there was one we used every single game, and several more that we used almost every game. There were a couple that were useful for certain chunks of the campaign, but for the most part it felt like we were using the same characters over and over and others were left behind.

And of course the character upgrades tend to make this problem worse since I'll boost the ones I like and they'll then be even better. I suppose in theory scars are supposed to mitigate this, but we hardly got any until the last couple games, so it was never a thing.

I kept hoping that there would be an event or plot devise that would pull the other characters back in.
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Red was £5 cheaper on Amazon!
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mfl134 wrote:
Oiler1 wrote:
I got the Blue one so I wonder why red is more popular? I haven;t played the game yet is 3 people a ok number to play it?


Because of science

I like blue but have to buy red


This for me, once the error was seen it could not be unseen.
 
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I like blue but I buy red because of the artwork.

The red box gives me feeling of we're going to play a game about medic or researcher who try to cure/discover diseases.

When I see those guy with gas mask and biohazard suit on blue box. Scene of UFO movie pop in my head. When UFO crashed land on meadow and it has to be those guy in biohazard suit survey around it with a radioactive meter in one hand.
 
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Red was a few $/¢ cheaper on Amazon ... and continues to be so. So I would guess that Blue is more popular in actuality. (supply and demand, yo)

Plus, being a chemist, the blue box committed an an unforgivable error relative to the red boxes bubbles.
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