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How many do you think is ideal? I'm thinking 2 or 3, with 4 being a bit too random. Thoughts?
 
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killjoy00 wrote:
How many do you think is ideal? I'm thinking 2 or 3, with 4 being a bit too random. Thoughts?


After one play, I'd hazard a guess that the ideal number of players is zero.


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I have only played Gloom with three, and it is awesome. We really enjoy Gloom in my little group and it sees the table often.

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I've played with 3 and liked it too... was wondering if I should try with 2 or 4 Guess I'll have to do it to find out
 
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3 works well.

Of course, I can't imagine playing too many times.

Not because I didn't find the game fun enough as a filler type game, but because I don't think the cards will survive terribly long. They were already wearing out before we had played once.
 
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Played with 2, 3 and 4. Tends to be longer with 4 but otherwise pretty much the same game.

The wear on the cards does depend on which edition you have. Mine are showing signs of wear after about 15 plays but they are all still as legible as when they were bought (i.e. fine for those with good eyesight in good light, a struggle for anyone else).
 
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boltongeordie wrote:


The wear on the cards does depend on which edition you have.


Really? Is it the newer ones that are better? And is there a way to differentiate between editions?
 
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Agreed! Four naturally takes a bit longer, but no real difference otherwise. Either three OR four has worked well for us.
 
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I have only played with two, and my thought was that it would be a better game with more than two.
 
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keethrax wrote:
Really? Is it the newer ones that are better? And is there a way to differentiate between editions?
Apparently it is the newer ones that are better. It seems like it is only the very old ones in Europe which are worse, though I think the poorer quality ones hung around for longer in the US.

I have no idea how to tell them apart, perhaps it was wrong to choose the word "edition", "printing" might have been more accurate.
 
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