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Subject: Do you play with all 32 cards if you have only 5-6 players? rss

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Bob Williams
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I would like to use all the cards. But, I wonder if by using all of them with 5-6 players it will shift the balance of the game so that it becomes rare for players to make it through a round and resolve things by comparing card values.

If you have played the premium version I would be very interested in your experience.

Thanks !

Bob
 
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Adrian Schmidt
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I've played it twice with 5 players. It's a long game, at least compared with what regular Love Letter is. I think we played for 1.5 maybe 2 hours both times, and the first time we didn't even finish it.

I'm definitely going to try removing a number of cards, placing them face up like with 2 players in the regular game, to see if that helps with play time.
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Glenn Hutchings
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I played it 6-player for the first time last night, and yes, it is much longer than standard Love Letter. Our game was just over 2 hours, and most people thought it was too much. (In fact, one person knowingly let someone else win just to end it.) In standard LL, getting knocked out before even getting a turn isn't that much of a deal, since there'll be another round soon. It hurts a lot more in this version.

One thing that seemed to be slowing it down was the guards: looking around at all the numbers already played, and trying to figure out a good number to choose, takes a lot longer with more cards showing.

It's a shame, cos I really like the new cards (with the caveat of the Constable: overpowered but fixable -- see other threads). Next time with over 4 players, I'll try playing to 2 or 3 tokens, or reducing the card count somehow.

Glenn
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