Not that this is news to anyone....but this came is tough with 3 players. Especially when you are new.....
A friend of mine was gracious enough to lend us his copy of the game to 'try out'. A couple of us had read 'most of' the rules and we began playing.
Players: King Arthur, Sir Tristan, & Sir Percival
Being our first game, we felt pretty confident that we had this game. I mean, we were all experienced gamers, and this was.....well....just a game.
Despite our best efforts...we lost...well, actually, we lost several times because each time we want to see the game play out a bit more so we 'cheated' and still didn't get too far (don't worry, we would never have considered it a win even if we had ended the game 'victorious').
Naturally, we wanted to play the game again....soo......
Players: King Arthur, Sir Gawin, Sir Kay
Ok, now for the 'real game'. We know the rules, we will win this one by a landslide.
Well we did win this game....well, we are considering it a win....you decide for yourself:
We were in the final round, had won Excalibur (2w), Quest for Lancelot (1w), and 3 wars wars once (3w=1+1+1). We had also lost the dragon (2b), and black knight (1b). All we needed was one more white sword and a second sword of any color.
To make a long story short, we lost one more battle against the black knight making it critical that we didn't loose any other quests. We had 11 siege engines around Camelot and our mighty king was going out to face the Saxtons (again). It came down to Sir Kay's last turn. He had the armor so he took two cards....we just needed one of them not to cause another siege engine to come on.
We were actually putting the game away in disappointment when we realized that we never used Excalibur. We could cancel the last black card which would lead us to victory. We had actually won (well, you could argue it was too late but for our own pride we are calling it a win).
Great game, different then anything I've played before.
Long Live King Arthur!
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This is not me but I have been known to dance like David Brent on occasion.
I had the same exact thing happen to me in a 3-player game.
We would have won had we remembered to use Excalibur.
I really enjoy this game with 3-players. It's always a nail-biter.
I'm hoping to get the traitor card the next time we play this way.
As Vaughn mentions above, we forgot to use Excaliber and didn't remember until we were cleaning up as well. The good thing is I've never forgotten Excaliber's powers since.
This is a great game. I've primarily played with 3 and have played with 4 once. Although, with 4, we crushed the game (not sure if this was good luck or if the game is easier with more players). But, as Vaughn mentions, every time we've played with 3 it's been a nail biter.