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Brian Torrens
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Has anyone tried yet? I am curious if this could (eventually) be expanded to include more than two players. Will the scenarios scale well or is this game really best suited for two?
 
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Brian T wrote:
Has anyone tried yet? I am curious if this could (eventually) be expanded to include more than two players. Will the scenarios scale well or is this game really best suited for two?


Officially it plays 1-4. I've only played with 3 or 4 and its been a blast. (Although you need a 2nd core for 3 or 4)

I've heard of FFG employees playing with 5 - sounded like it was fun.
 
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Captain_Frisk wrote:
Brian T wrote:
Has anyone tried yet? I am curious if this could (eventually) be expanded to include more than two players. Will the scenarios scale well or is this game really best suited for two?


Officially it plays 1-4. I've only played with 3 or 4 and its been a blast. (Although you need a 2nd core for 3 or 4)

I've heard of FFG employees playing with 5 - sounded like it was fun.


Playing with 5 would be crazy. There would be monsters and clues everywhere!
 
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Watch this and find out.

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We played 4 players Carnavale last week, and it was a blast. Took 2 hours, but lots of laughter and much enjoyment all round.
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We played 4 players Carnavale last week, and it was a blast. Took 2 hours, but lots of laughter and much enjoyment all round.


Thanks for this! I was actually curious about the length. I play solo and with my wife, but we might start playing with 2 others. I had seen the Game Night video and was taken aback that it can take up to 3.5 hours (with explanation). 2 hours seems more like what it should take.
 
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Sculder_8P wrote:
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We played 4 players Carnavale last week, and it was a blast. Took 2 hours, but lots of laughter and much enjoyment all round.


Thanks for this! I was actually curious about the length. I play solo and with my wife, but we might start playing with 2 others. I had seen the Game Night video and was taken aback that it can take up to 3.5 hours (with explanation). 2 hours seems more like what it should take.

Our group is very methodical. We tend to talk over a variety of options before acting on any given turn. Tuesday night three of us took three hours to complete (successfully!) the Rougarou.

I've also heard that's the longest scenario released to date, though.
 
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I've played with 4 ppl and 2 hours for a scenario is about right. Maybe 2 1/2.

I like 4 much better than 2. With 2 you both need to be somewhat jack-of-all-trades as you can't rely on 1 person to do all of 1 task. With 4 you can specialize and let other people take care of things.
 
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I played my copy exclusively solo before I tried it ou on TTS as a three player campaign. It was amazing with three players. There was a lot of planning and cooperation going on and we just had a very good time.
 
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Glad to hear it! I would play it two players, but more often than not, my gaming group consists of 4+ players. Two player games rarely make it to the table...
 
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As you add players, you tend to get better action economy, but the encounter deck becomes much more unpredictable as you draw more cards in sequence, and the consequences of that tend to balance out your improved action economy.

At low player counts, it's a bit more puzzle-like and methodical, allowing you to "solve" it (even though some scenarios have thin margins for error). As you add players it becomes more game-like, with tbe encounter deck throwing combinations at you and forcing you to react.

So it really depends on which if those experiences you prefer.
 
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I like 3 player games most. More options than with two, but shorter than with four. But it is a matter of taste!
 
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I've played at all player counts from 1 to 4, but mostly with 3 or 4, and it is, in my opinion, fantastic at all of them.
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"Officially" it plays with 1 - 2 players (check out FFG website) and here on BGG it officially plays with 1 - 2+ (I like this way better).

From what I've read the game seems to scale well at 2 players but it's much more enjoyable at 4 (again, from what I've read here on BGG).

IMO, it doesn't matter how many players play this game, it's awesome at at any count!
 
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I've played with all counts. They've all worked well for the most part but it took a lot longer with 4 players in my experience.
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Now if only they would produce a base "character pack". I really find the idea of purchasing a second core set, just to get enough basic cards for extra heroes and then end up with duplicate mission cards I don't need.
 
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Brian T wrote:
Now if only they would produce a base "character pack". I really find the idea of purchasing a second core set, just to get enough basic cards for extra heroes and then end up with duplicate mission cards I don't need.

You also need the additional tokens for 3+.
 
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Brian T wrote:
Now if only they would produce a base "character pack". I really find the idea of purchasing a second core set, just to get enough basic cards for extra heroes and then end up with duplicate mission cards I don't need.

You also need the additional tokens for 3+.


But a true fan is going to get some better tokens from Etsy or Amazon.
 
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"Officially" it plays with 1 - 2 players (check out FFG website) and here on BGG it officially plays with 1 - 2+ (I like this way better).


"Officially," it plays 1-4. It's just that the contents of a single core only support 2.
 
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bd flory wrote:
killerjoe1962 wrote:
"Officially" it plays with 1 - 2 players (check out FFG website) and here on BGG it officially plays with 1 - 2+ (I like this way better).


"Officially," it plays 1-4. It's just that the contents of a single core only support 2.


Where does it say that? I mean, it can play with four and we all know that but where does it say that?
 
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killerjoe1962 wrote:

Where does it say that? I mean, it can play with four and we all know that but where does it say that?

On the product page, obviously
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gnurf wrote:
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Where does it say that? I mean, it can play with four and we all know that but where does it say that?

On the product page, obviously


Also, the very first page of the Learn to Play guide:

Learn to Play - Game Overview (p.1) wrote:
Arkham Horror: The Living Card Game is a cooperative Living Card Game (LCG) in which one to four investigators work together to... [do stuff]
 
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gnurf wrote:
killerjoe1962 wrote:

Where does it say that? I mean, it can play with four and we all know that but where does it say that?

On the product page, obviously


Thanks!!!! That was very helpful of you.
 
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bd flory wrote:
gnurf wrote:
killerjoe1962 wrote:

Where does it say that? I mean, it can play with four and we all know that but where does it say that?

On the product page, obviously


Also, the very first page of the Learn to Play guide:

Learn to Play - Game Overview (p.1) wrote:
Arkham Horror: The Living Card Game is a cooperative Living Card Game (LCG) in which one to four investigators work together to... [do stuff]

You should probably actually click the link in gnurf's post, B.D.
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