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My wife and I were playing and according to the rules for two people if either has 12 Buildings and/or Adventurers this triggers the game end.

This seemed to go pretty quickly for us. Did I get a lucky draw with 4 buildings that provided extra resources during a build option?

We initially thought it was 12 Buildings AND Adventurers (24 total) to trigger the end.

Just seemed like we were just getting going with buildings (I had 10 and she had 6) when we suddenly were at the end.

Did we miss anything here?
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ravynlocke wrote:


Did we miss anything here?


I don't think you missed anything.
I think it's just supposed to be a quick game. The box says ~45 minutes.

My wife and I have played a few times and we can now finish a 2 player game in 25 min or so.
 
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belial1134 wrote:
ravynlocke wrote:


Did we miss anything here?


I don't think you missed anything.
I think it's just supposed to be a quick game. The box says ~45 minutes.

My wife and I have played a few times and we can now finish a 2 player game in 25 min or so.


Agreed.

If you would prefer a longer game (and want to have more time to enjoy the glory of the engine that you build) you can consider a variant in which Adventurer's don't count towards the 12 to trigger the end game. I haven't tested that to any great extent, but it does mean that the game would take a bit longer without requiring much other tinkering, and it would slow down an Adventurer-speed strategy (ie, churn gold and buy really cheap Adventurers as quickly as possible to end the game before your opponent can get too many points)
 
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ravynlocke wrote:
My wife and I were playing and according to the rules for two people if either has 12 Buildings and/or Adventurers this triggers the game end.

This seemed to go pretty quickly for us. Did I get a lucky draw with 4 buildings that provided extra resources during a build option?

We initially thought it was 12 Buildings AND Adventurers (24 total) to trigger the end.

Just seemed like we were just getting going with buildings (I had 10 and she had 6) when we suddenly were at the end.

Did we miss anything here?


The Monuments expansion fixed the length problem for us and I would never play without it. Monuments generally require more actions than regular buildings to eventually complete, and they don't count toward the building/adventurer end game limit. Someone could still ignore them and try to rush buildings/adventures to trigger the end, but it wouldn't be a great strategy in most cases. Monuments are worth a lot of VPs and there will be some adventures with abilities that reward monument/building construction.
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Randos wrote:
ravynlocke wrote:
My wife and I were playing and according to the rules for two people if either has 12 Buildings and/or Adventurers this triggers the game end.

This seemed to go pretty quickly for us. Did I get a lucky draw with 4 buildings that provided extra resources during a build option?

We initially thought it was 12 Buildings AND Adventurers (24 total) to trigger the end.

Just seemed like we were just getting going with buildings (I had 10 and she had 6) when we suddenly were at the end.

Did we miss anything here?


The Monuments expansion fixed the length problem for us and I would never play without it. Monuments generally require more actions than regular buildings to eventually complete, and they don't count toward the building/adventurer end game limit. Someone could still ignore them and try to rush buildings/adventures to trigger the end, but it wouldn't be a great strategy in most cases. Monuments are worth a lot of VPs and there will be some adventures with abilities that reward monument/building construction.


Good to hear. We haven't had a chance to try out the expansions yet. Looking forward to it, maybe this weekend.
 
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