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How does this game work for 2? The bidding mechanism seems a bit Ra-like so I think it has potential to work for 2. Does anyone have experience with Metropolys as a 2-player game?
 
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Works fine, and you have more control over the board. You just use fewer quadrants of the map with 2 and 3p.

Great game.
 
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It works fine, although I suspect 3 and 4 player might be more enjoyable.
 
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It was okay as a 2-player game. I wouldn't recommend it as a 2-player game as I felt it was too easy to place buildings and figure out what your opponent's hidden cards were. Both players basically could do whatever they wanted with little competition.

I think the sweet spot for this game is 4 players. Great tension and fighting for position in the 4 player game.

Never played a 3 player game but know someone who has and he mentioned he preferred the 4 player game over the 3 player game.
 
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Like most games, adding that 3rd or 4th player can really increase the subtlety of the game. This is basically what I figured for this game, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks for the input folks!
 
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One aspect of the 2-player game I truly dislike is the Tallest Building contest. I don't like the way the game breaks ties.

All you have to do in order to get a share of Tallest Building points is place a building of each size (tall, medium, short) in each district. That's not too hard to pull off in the 2-player game, and it makes the Tallest Building points a joke.

A better way would be:

1. Height of tallest building in district
2. number of buildings of that height in district

So if you and I each build one 10-13 building in a district, the next level of tiebreaking is to count how many medium-sized buildings we each built. If you've built 2 and I've built just 1, then YOU get the 5 points for Tallest Building in that district.
 
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DSHStratRat2 wrote:
One aspect of the 2-player game I truly dislike is the Tallest Building contest. I don't like the way the game breaks ties.

All you have to do in order to get a share of Tallest Building points is place a building of each size (tall, medium, short) in each district. That's not too hard to pull off in the 2-player game, and it makes the Tallest Building points a joke.

A better way would be:

1. Height of tallest building in district
2. number of buildings of that height in district

So if you and I each build one 10-13 building in a district, the next level of tiebreaking is to count how many medium-sized buildings we each built. If you've built 2 and I've built just 1, then YOU get the 5 points for Tallest Building in that district.


I know this message is a bit old but it's wrong and nobody ever responded to it so... I just thought I'd set the record straight for any future readers.

Highest building gets the points. If both players have a building of that height, then whoever has more of that height wins. If that's also equal, you go down to the next height. Very common sense. I think the person who left this message just misintepreted the rules.
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