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jflartner
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My girlfriend and I LOVE rolling dice, and we need a good horror game (LNoE wasn't for us), but the listed 120 minutes playing time is about double the length of what Rach would be up for.

Things that are listed as being longer than 45-60 minutes she has to really love (or be pushed really hard by moi) to play.

Anyone who has played it a few times have any comments on how true the estimated 120 minutes is for this one?

Would it be more or less for 2 players?

Is it the same length for all the scenarios?

Thanks!!
 
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Gabe Covert
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I've played 2 games of this, with 8 and 6 people, and both took about an hour, with instruction time included... I have no idea where they came up with 120 minutes...

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Steven Packard
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I've only played once, with 5 people. It was a learning game for all of us (taught by Kevin Wilson!), and we definitely took our time. We didn't race through it, and several times we sat back to ponder a rule, or to decide how we as a group wanted to attack the situation at hand.

Even then, I'm sure that we took no longer than 90 minutes (including learning the rules), and once we know what we're doing, I suspect we'd be playing in 60 minutes or less all the time.
 
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aaron belmer
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We played a bunch of games with 3, and they all took about 45 minutes.
 
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I played at PAX under the tutelage of one of the FFG guys. We had 4 players (three of us played for the first time), and it took us 1 hour from the time we sat down to our victory.
 
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Shaun
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In my experience, 45-90 minutes seemed the norm. These were all 8 player. The length of the game really seems affected by the luck of the draw. You need elder signs to defeat the Great Old One. Sometimes every location will reward one, or even two. One game that I saw had no elder sign rewards on any of the locations at the beginning of the game. This game lasted a bit longer than others that I had seen.
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Ed Browne
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At Gencon the Elder Sign events were slotted every 2 hours. All games I saw were finished by the 2-hr time limit, including rules instruction. And with 8 players.

A 2-player game should last 45-60 minutes, especially after you have the rules down. I think your lady will like it--lots of dice rolling and excitement.
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