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Josh aka "OssianGrr"
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I backed the game on kickstarter, went through the extra-long wait for the game to arrive, but wasn't able to actually get it to the table until just this weekend.

I'm not much of a game salesman or teacher, but my friends (and even I) weren't all that convinced it was going to be any good. I don't know what it was, but our expectations were low.

And then.. after a few rounds.. we all started talking about how much deeper this game is than we expected! All of the decisions are extremely meaningful, despite what looks like a light filler game on the surface.

Definitely going to try it again soon...
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Thaddeus MacTaggart
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Agreed, it is a VERY nice filler/short game, a lot more fun than the average small game. With some very original mechanics.
 
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It is a very well put together game. It is simple and fun but I wouldn't call it a filler, expecially if the players are prone to analysis paralysis.

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MajaiofDreams wrote:
It is a very well put together game. It is simple and fun but I wouldn't call it a filler, expecially if the players are prone to analysis paralysis.

Lol perhaps not in that case - but we don't really do that (yet?)! cool

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I have found that each game gets a little shorter.

But they still go about 45 minutes on average.
 
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Matt Pugmire
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I had pretty low expectations for this one as well, and I didn't get it to the table for a long time. I too was pleasantly surprised. I really like this game. It's easy to teach and understand, and has fun decisions.

Some of the reviews said this game overstays its welcome, but the box size probably makes people think it should be really quick game. So more of an issue of mismatched expectations I think.
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Yep.. Small box, cartoony artwork, gives you a different vibe of the game from what it actually is.
Now that I've played a full game and can describe it better, I think I will try to get it to more game nights.
 
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+1 for me As I waited for it to ship, I regretting backing this project, as I didn't think it'd fit what I was looking for in a game. But it's turned out to be a really fun and popular game with my group! I always bring it with me and always suggest a play through of it. It's not a filler, but it does play pretty quick for me. Glad I got it! (even tempted to pick up that promo card for it)
 
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