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I am very interested in purchasing this game but am curious about how long it takes to play. How accurate is the play time of 120 minutes? Can it be played in a shorter time?
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I am very interested in purchasing this game but am curious about how long it takes to play. How accurate is the play time of 120 minutes? Can it be played in a shorter time?

120 min is pretty accurate. But, of course, it depends on the players. Two swift players could play it more quickly. There are a lot of bits and it takes some time to set them up, and then there are random elements in play so it may take some thinking to develop an attacking strategy based on the available options.
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My first game during 240 min, but it was only the first and we have to learn the rules and more important the strategies.
For experts players 120-150 min is perhaps the appropriate time play!
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from my plays, i would say over 180 minutes. Of course, every time ive played ive also taught someone to play, but even still i'd think you could only get it down to 120 minutes with either an early victory or 2 seasoned players.
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I'm agreeing with the earlier posters: two veteran players might get this down below two hours, but probably not including setup and put away time. Otherwise, closer to three hours.
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We played this yesterday; it was my third game and his second and it took under 2 hours (just).

The first play (with lots of rule checks and clarifications) took 4 hours, but we still really enjoyed it.
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The theme and game play looks awesome. It's really the type of game I'm looking to play. I'm only afraid I won't play it enough to remember all the rules and nuances. It's probably the reason it'll take 4 hrs every time I get it on the table.
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zollom04 wrote:
The theme and game play looks awesome. It's really the type of game I'm looking to play. I'm only afraid I won't play it enough to remember all the rules and nuances. It's probably the reason it'll take 4 hrs every time I get it on the table.


I think the problem are not the rules (not so difficult) but the rulebook who can confuse novice players! In my first play the most difficulties for me was to remember what the counters stand for and to decide the right strategy!
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I plan to purchase a copy as soon as it becomes available again (this month?).Valley Games website states that the new edition rulebook will now be divided into two separate books: the defender rulebook and the invader rulebook. For all of you who have played the current edition, do you think this would help keep the time closer to the 120 min.in your opinion?
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