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Ymrde Buno
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should i buy this nice looking fancy fantasy adventure game when i want it play in 3-4 players?
Or should i better look for something else?
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Four is not favored.

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Not by a large majority, though. I think 4p works fine, it's just a bit on the longish side
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With four you can have two battles running at the same time if you have the extra tokens. It is longer but it's a long game.
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Frankly, if you have 4p, better play Runebound on two tables. Unless you're playing coop, there's almost no difference, but it will be twice as fast :)
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I wish I could provide you with a definitive answer but the answer is very subjective. It all depends on the play group.

From my experience, the people I have played with either like this style of game, in which four people and the play time wasn't an issue or someone didn't enjoy the game and it pretty much became an unpleasant experience.

Unfortunately for me, most of the people I play games with are not into a game like Runebound. The bright side is that I think Runebound is one of the best solo games out there so I can still play it regularly and enjoy it.
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4 can make the game a tad long, but I think once everyone knows the rules you should be rolling famously.
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4 makes the game longer, sure, but what substantive adventure game doesn't run long with 4 players?
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Eurox wrote:
hi guys,

should i buy this nice looking fancy fantasy adventure game when i want it play in 3-4 players?
Or should i better look for something else?


Just about the "something else", you could consider Shadows of Malice (although a bit expensive nowadays). I think is a fantastic game for 4 players (much better for this than Runebound IMO).

edit: except if you are looking for a competitive game, in which case SoM just cooperative. Note also than in RB3 there is little direct competitive interaction (i.e. hero vs hero battle)
 
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urkary wrote:
Eurox wrote:
hi guys,

should i buy this nice looking fancy fantasy adventure game when i want it play in 3-4 players?
Or should i better look for something else?


Just about the "something else", you could consider Shadows of Malice (although a bit expensive nowadays). I think is a fantastic game for 4 players (much better for this than Runebound IMO).

edit: except if you are looking for a competitive game, in which case SoM just cooperative. Note also than in RB3 there is little direct competitive interaction (i.e. hero vs hero battle)


Thanks.

I ll check Shadows of Malice.

Of course that we like more competitive games with interaction. Sad that this kind of fantasy theme adventure games with map are mostly coop.
 
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Eurox wrote:
urkary wrote:
Eurox wrote:
hi guys,

should i buy this nice looking fancy fantasy adventure game when i want it play in 3-4 players?
Or should i better look for something else?


Just about the "something else", you could consider Shadows of Malice (although a bit expensive nowadays). I think is a fantastic game for 4 players (much better for this than Runebound IMO).

edit: except if you are looking for a competitive game, in which case SoM just cooperative. Note also than in RB3 there is little direct competitive interaction (i.e. hero vs hero battle)


Thanks.

I ll check Shadows of Malice.

Of course that we like more competitive games with interaction. Sad that this kind of fantasy theme adventure games with map are mostly coop.


I think should not be difficult to create competitive scenarios for Shadows of Malice, and fighting to each other must be very fun. Here an example I created inspired by your comment

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1934814/competitive-variant...

Of course, it is untested and you may not understand it without having played Shadows of Malice before. But just as an example of how you could houserule the game to make it competitive.

You could also houserule direct fighting in RB3 I guess, but as far as I know nobody has done it yet¿?
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