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I was quite disappointed when i saw that Small World was made a 2-5 player game, mainly because Vinci is a great game to pull out when you're 6 people around the table.

But looking at my copy of Small World i don't see any reason why this game should not be playable and fun with 6 players. The board is even bigger (more areas) than Vinci's, and with each race having their own tokens... hey, they even provided 6 player help sheets (the rules say that the 6th one is for all players together...well, thats reasonable *cough*).

So, what are your experiences ? Anyone tried this (great) game with 6 or even more players ?
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It plays 2-5 becuase each of the 4 boards is designed for that specific amount of players (2,3,4 or 5). Trying to fit 6 players into the 5 player board would probably screw with the balance, but you're welcome to try it. I also suspect you might cycle through all the races by the end of the game.
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I don't think that it would be fun for several reason.

-the 5 player map is too small
-downtime
-the players will have 12 (13 with spirits) race in the game, so th enext one that takes a new one has a whopping choice of one or two races.



I'm pretty sure that we will see a six player expansion in the future, since it could also provide a new map and new races. Even the downtime problem is somehow solved that players will then be familar with the game. But for now, I would not consider playing it with 6 players.
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tech7 wrote:
I don't think that it would be fun for several reason.

-the 5 player map is too small
-downtime
-the players will have 12 (13 with spirits) race in the game, so th enext one that takes a new one has a whopping choice of one or two races.


Vinci worked pretty well (Downtime is an common problem with a lot of players), and the map had less areas than the 5 player map of Small World. And the races wouldn't be much of a problem if the players didn't keep their race card (they just could remember their last race played). Of course, the tokens are pretty much limited, but i bet they don't stay long on the board with 6 players. Or you use some other kind of token like wooden chips or cubes for the old race.

But that's just speculation. I would like to hear from someone who tried it. meeple
 
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Yes, Vinci's board is smaller than the SW 5p board, but don't forget that Vinci would reduce the number of armies you got when you added more players. I think you could make it work, but you'd have to start each rach with fewer tokens.

And I agree with tech7 - if SW sells well, then I'd fully expect DoW to release an expansion with extra races and abilities and a 6p board. They'd be crazy not to.
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I would try to lay the 4 player and 2 player boards side by side, to find a meshing that works well enough to try for 6 player.

That is if I lived in Europe, where one can buy this game. Still no copies are known to exist in North America.

 
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