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Pierre Beri
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Am I correct in saying that there are 129 cards with 3+ players and 89 with 2 players?

Last time I played 2-player on BSW, I noticed that games felt much quicker, as if there had been 60 cards or so in the initial deck. It didn’t feel too short (though a tad, but not much), since with 2 players, when one player gets the better, they’ll be hard to stop.

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Togo Took
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Correct. Rules state that for a 2 player game "Remove 40 random Trait Cards from the deck before play."
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Bob O'Brien
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Seemed sensible to jump on this thread as my Q is also about game length...

We're quite new to the game and just wanted to clarify game end - is it correct that you play until all of the cards in the draw pile have been used, then shuffle in the discarded cards, and that then triggers one last round?

Also, what is a 'round'? Is it all the way round with the first player marker (i.e. with every player starting first one more time) or is it just one more 'go' (i.e. first player marker passes to next player and you play that player's 'go'/round)?

Hope that makes sense

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One more go.
And the last round is when the deck is empty at the end of phase 1. Then you finish the round and that’s it.
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David A
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First off, welcome to the group and the game!!!

badobsession81 wrote:
We're quite new to the game and just wanted to clarify game end - is it correct that you play until all of the cards in the draw pile have been used, then shuffle in the discarded cards, and that then triggers one last round?

Correct

badobsession81 wrote:
Also, what is a 'round'? Is it all the way round with the first player marker (i.e. with every player starting first one more time) or is it just one more 'go' (i.e. first player marker passes to next player and you play that player's 'go'/round)?

It's the second of your options. A round begins when the First Player marker goes to the next player and ends when that player passes it along. Another way to look at it, each time you guys go through Phases 1 through 4 (Deal Cards through Feeding) is considered a Round.
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Bob O'Brien
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Fab, thanks for your replies :-)

Been playing this and Catan pretty regularly since Christmas!
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badobsession81 wrote:
Fab, thanks for your replies :-)

Been playing this and Catan pretty regularly since Christmas!


Those two games belong in the same sentence more often!
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I’ve just seen that the BSW implementation has 14 carnivore cards and 6 copies of the other cards, i.e. a total of 110, which explains the difference in game length.

Were these the official figures at some stage?
If so, why was the deck made bigger?
 
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As I recall, the German publisher shortened the game by pulling a few cards and limiting to 5p instead of 6.
 
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