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True Blue Jon
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I've tried a couple of online plays with The Nile 2-player map and found them to be too confined with not enough space to build new kingdoms when you don't have enough red tiles to start an internal conflict. What do others think?
 
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Anyone?
 
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Hi Jon,

I regularly play on the Nile map as I mostly play with my gf. I enjoy it. The size is just small enough to scale very well to a two player game. You can force a conflict without too much effort yet still develop apart at the beginning. It is true that to some extend, Towards the end game there is not too much space to start afresh if your leaders have been wiped out. If you want a longer game with more possibilities you can play on the larger board.
Another aspect I particularly appreciate on the Nile board is the ability to use blue tiles in a more interesting way than on the other boards.

I haven't tried to play three players on this board.

this is indeed my personal take on this ...
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My wife and I have now played this version 2p twice. We had never tried 2p with the regular board. My impression is that there was much more conflict available in this version; however, we noticed some very strange tile distributions. In both games, we found that we had way more reds than usual. Routinely, we got to 4 or 5 (or even 6!) reds on hand.
Neither of us is big on internal conflict unless it is a last resort. Also, we are both pretty defensive, so we like to keep reds on hand. I think we need to either alter our strategies or change the tile distribution.
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maxdrawdown wrote:
If you want a longer game with more possibilities you can play on the larger board.


Thanks for the response! I do wonder, however, if the bigger board would actually take longer. It may even be shorter as I think there's more room to create more external conflicts.
 
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I'm wondering how the Nile map compares to the official two-player map.
 
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craniac wrote:
I'm wondering how the Nile map compares to the official two-player map.


I'm thinking about picking up T&E (only played on iOS so far).

What official two-player map?

 
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cdunc123 wrote:
craniac wrote:
I'm wondering how the Nile map compares to the official two-player map.


I'm thinking about picking up T&E (only played on iOS so far).

What official two-player map?



I don't believe there is such a thing. The most recent edition of the game has a two-sided board, but the alternative side is not a 2p map, it's designed to be used with the expansion included in the set.
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