Is this game worth playing as 2 player? I read the rules and setup the game but it seemed pointless as 2p...perhaps I missed something.
Well, the game is simply different in each player count tier... not better... not worse, but different:
- In the 2-3 player tier: The game is more of a Chess game, where positioning and taking smart risks is very important
- In the 4-6 player tier: The game retains some risk management, but becomes more about card management and persuasion
- In the 7-9 player tier: The game not only relies on persuasion, but also relies very heavily on teamwork and deception
(I derived the above from the "player count spectrum chart")
2-3 Players: You're playing Chess
4-6 Players: You're playing a team-based* strategy game
7-9 Players: You're playing a team-based* party game
* Except for 5, 7, & 9 player games where the Dutch player acts as a spoiler for both teams, of course.