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Subject: 2p game and 2 blocks - does it kill the game? rss

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Gadi Oron
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Hi,

I am a total beginner with this game, and I've just tried a 2p game against myself, just to clarify the rules before playing it with my friends.

I've started with creating 2 different blocks, one for each player, and it seems to me that this opening simply killed the game.

After the first round of the first phase, no player will go venture into his opponent's block, since he will certainly be in minority for 2 or more of the aspects, and just give the opponent many aspect cards. This is simply a bad move.

So it looks like with this 2 blocks opening, the game is immediately locked. I thought that maybe the catastrophe cads will cause some opening to show, but this did not really happen, and if it did, it would just be pure luck, with one player taking 2-3 blows in a row letting the opponent settle in his block and take 2 majorities at once.

Am I missing something?

Thanks
 
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John "AngryTetris" Prather
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Some games aren't meant for 2 players. This, sadly, I feel is one of them.
 
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Massimo Paini
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But then this game for two players is not working?
 
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Greg Cooksey
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It works fine with two players. If I understand what the OP is talking about, the OP overbuilt a block with a single player's houses. That is a bad strategy in any player count. If you build up a block with all the features and only one player's houses, no other players have any incentive to join in the block and you won't ever get to score it.

When you start a block, you need to leave it weak enough in some features that other players will add their own houses to the block.
 
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