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Kevin Long
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With only 2 players the token race feels stale. We have experimented with the band of cards requirement to exceed all the tokens in the region (counting both player's tokens). This gives opportunity to push for bigger bands (card counts). Card management is completely different and puts more pressure to get those early tokens down while they are easy as the requirement for bigger bands ramps up much faster and is less tedious. Too many ties in the scoring with out this variant?

Good race and a great game as it is! Elegant design!

Have not tried this variant with 3 player.
 
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Rick Teverbaugh
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Those are the 2 player rules.
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Very interesting! I have only played on 3, 5 and 6, I agree the tokens were more fun on 5 and 6 than 3 as it is.

Edit: I do not have the game, so had not see this rule for 2 players.
 
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treece keenes wrote:
With only 2 players the token race feels stale. We have experimented with the band of cards requirement to exceed all the tokens in the region (counting both player's tokens). This gives opportunity to push for bigger bands (card counts). Card management is completely different and puts more pressure to get those early tokens down while they are easy as the requirement for bigger bands ramps up much faster and is less tedious. Too many ties in the scoring with out this variant?

Good race and a great game as it is! Elegant design!

Have not tried this variant with 3 player.


So are you proposing a 2 player variant using the official 2 player rules?
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OH! That is hilarious! How did I get the rules so mixed up? Funny. Yes I highly recommend the 2/3 player rules as stated in the rules. Thanks for straightening me out guys.

And since I screwed that up I should clarify those are the rules by the rule book for not just 2 but also 3 player.

I also recommend 2 and 3 player only play for 2 ages instead of 3. (Just kidding)
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treece keenes wrote:

And since I screwed that up I should clarify those are the rules by the rule book for not just 2 but also 3 player.


Thanks! I had absolutely missed that too.
 
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RustanR wrote:
treece keenes wrote:

And since I screwed that up I should clarify those are the rules by the rule book for not just 2 but also 3 player.


Thanks! I had absolutely missed that too.


I am redeemed!
 
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treece keenes wrote:
OH! That is hilarious! How did I get the rules so mixed up? Funny. Yes I highly recommend the 2/3 player rules as stated in the rules. Thanks for straightening me out guys.

And since I screwed that up I should clarify those are the rules by the rule book for not just 2 but also 3 player.

I also recommend 2 and 3 player only play for 2 ages instead of 3. (Just kidding)


Thank you sir for admitting your mistake, many people would have stayed away from the conversation!
 
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treece keenes wrote:

And since I screwed that up I should clarify those are the rules by the rule book for not just 2 but also 3 player.



We just played our very first game which was a 3 player game and played that when placing a token you only have to count your own existing tokens in a territory and not anyone elses

Is thats right?

 
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