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Rathma P.
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Just got the game, haven't played it yet. Just curious as to how long did one game last? Is it really that long as stated in the back of the box that 1 game can last 3-4 hours? I don't mind the length as i play Mage Knight and usually with 2 players we finish it within 3 hours. Just curious to see how long Rebellion games can last.

 
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When you're playing for the first time and checking up on a lot of the rules, the game runs about 4 hours. Now that I've played a few times, and when I'm not teaching the game to new folks, it's about 2.5 to 3 hours.
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rathmax wrote:
Just got the game, haven't played it yet. Just curious as to how long did one game last? Is it really that long as stated in the back of the box that 1 game can last 3-4 hours? I don't mind the length as i play Mage Knight and usually with 2 players we finish it within 3 hours. Just curious to see how long Rebellion games can last.



Two new players can easily last 4 hours...

I think we have shaved it down to about 2.5 to 3 hours.
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I think the time on the box is fair, though obviously with more plays you could trim it down as players get more familiar with the mechanics.

When I play with my daughter, the 3-4 hour range does typically fit, unless the Rebels lose really early.
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Assuming you can make good decisions from the gut, this game takes 2:45 give or take 15 minutes with setup + tear down included. The first game can take 4 hours or more. Anyone that can't make up their mind or deal with tons of choices could make this game last a long long time.
 
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While it is true that experience will allow a quicker game, I always plan on having 4 hours of game time. Some games take that long even if you are experienced (over 20 games).

It is such a great experience so I it doesn't deter me, but i don't plan stuff for directly after.
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That's with a lot of down time, too- I'd say almost half the game is spent in the refresh and assignment phases, if not more.
 
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That's with a lot of down time, too- I'd say almost half the game is spent in the refresh and assignment phases, if not more.


Yes assignment phase is easily the longest part of the game
 
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I've played 4 times now and each has lasted 3-5 hours. The game goes longer as you play because you gain leaders each round for the first 4 rounds - which means more assignments, more resolutions. Sure some missions are almost instant, but others take a bit of time to resolve, decisions to oppose, etc. You also end up with a large hand of missions to search through as the game progresses. Combat can take awhile too - depending on the type and number of units involved (e.g. red dice attacking black health units only hit 1 out of 6). So yeah, it can take awhile.

But it is a wonderful game if you're up for that.
 
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Played 5 games so far, and it didn't seem that long. I guess if you're having fun time fly's by really quick.
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longer than you would think but shorter than you would like.
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David Umstattd wrote:
longer than you would think but shorter than you would like.


longer then you would like, but feels shorter than it was
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jooice wrote:
David Umstattd wrote:
longer than you would think but shorter than you would like.


longer then you would like, but feels shorter than it was


Longer than you would expect, But shorter than you would hope.
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David Umstattd wrote:
jooice wrote:
David Umstattd wrote:
longer than you would think but shorter than you would like.


longer then you would like, but feels shorter than it was


Longer than you would expect, But shorter than you would hope.


That's what she said!
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