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Massimo Paini
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Does this game work well in two players? Does it remain valid for two-player challenges? Thank you.
 
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Paino75 wrote:
Does this game work well in two players? Does it remain valid for two-player challenges? Thank you.

I've not played it at 2-players, but I can't imagine the auctions would be any fun at all with any less than 3. Not to say it won't work, but I'd advise trying to find a third.
 
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Massimo Paini
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In fact because of the presence of an auction phase I wondered whether it worked well in two players. Anyone who tried it?
 
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You could alleviate some of the impact on auctions with a house rule allowing unlimited bidding & using the "Last Bid" card differently.

Allowing multiple bids would give it a poker-like dynamic of "how much is it really worth to you"?

Under the given rules the "Last Bid" card lets you bid one more time (a 2nd time) once per game. With unlimited bidding, I'd say you play it to immediately *stop* bidding after you place a bid - giving you the property at whatever is the current price. I think this would encourage aggressive bidding, or possibly give you a bargain at a critical point.

I'm going to try this and report on the effects.

P.S. I've played exactly 1 game of Klondike Rush and loved it. We didn't read the rules carefully and allowed unlimited bidding; we never actually used the "Last Bid" card. I liked the dynamic and it's what gave me the idea to try it as a house rule.
 
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I don't have the game, but according to Rahdo's Runthrough, the 2-player game is different in the following ways:

* Active player reveals two cards instead of one

* Bidding is not one-time; you can go back and forth as much as you want (the Last Bid card is thus pointless)

* Bids must be raised by at least $2, instead of $1

Whether this works well, I can't say.
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I have only played with two players and it has been very competitive with little redundancy and plenty of various strategies. Ryan did a great job of building this game with a two player option.
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mgabbert wrote:
I don't have the game, but according to Rahdo's Runthrough, the 2-player game is different in the following ways:

* Active player reveals two cards instead of one

* Bidding is not one-time; you can go back and forth as much as you want (the Last Bid card is thus pointless)

* Bids must be raised by at least $2, instead of $1

Whether this works well, I can't say.


It works. Since money is both how you score VP and how you acquire new cards, the tension of being able to get into bidding wars for a perfect set of cards is there.

Money, at times, can also be very tight in this game, so overbidding could lead to a complete collapse of your player economy, forcing you to use your Profit card early. I haven't played anything other than 2 players, but I feel like since you go up in increments of two and have an unlimited number of bids that there is a greater chance of doing this.
 
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Just played my first two player game of this one last night. I really enjoyed the way the auction worked with the requirement of always bidding two more than the other player and having two cards out for the bid. You really have to weigh if those cards/mines/jobs are worth the price and place your bet well enough to make it not worth it for the other player.

I am excited to try this at higher player counts to see how different it plays with the standard auction rules.
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Paino75 wrote:
Does this game work well in two players? Does it remain valid for two-player challenges? Thank you.


I actually enjoy the game better with 2 than with 3 or 4. -Wes
 
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