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Ross B
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Sorry for being lazy and not searching for the answers, just a bit tight on time.

Here are the questions:

1. how long is set up time?
2. how long does it take to play a full game?
3. are there either short scenarios, or a short learning game for this?

Thanks.
 
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Adrian George
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1. 30 minutes.
2. 4+ hours
3. You can go with a premade map (available on FFGs website) and play to less victory points, the game will behave differently in a shorter game, but you can still learn the rules.
 
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The 4+ hours can be a bit generous, especially for first time players. It largely depends on how many there are. A typical 4-player game for me tends to take more like 5 or 6 hours (depending on the players). I've not had a chance to really play a 6 player game, but I can imagine it would take even longer, especially if players are new.

As georgeofjungle3 says though, one way to shorten the game is to play to less victory points. Age of Empires can make the game shorter as it's easier to make long-term plans for objectives, since they are all available to see. Artifacts (from the expansion) can also decrease game time as they inject a few more points into the game.
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Setup for 1st timers is 45 min. Use the perset maps and do this before people get there.

Games take 1 hr per player plus 30 min for every newbie. The game plays well with 3 and 4 players and I suggest this to start.

Leave out all options and use the shattered empire strategy cards.

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Christopher Murphy
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malloc wrote:

Leave out all options and use the shattered empire strategy cards.


And remember if you use the Shattered Empire strategy cards that FFG recommends you play to 9 points rather than 10.
 
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