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SO there's no option to exclude a 4th nation and just have a 3 player free for all with the excluded nations areas off limits? We'll probably play the 3 player option as noted in the rules but like to hear if anyone has tried a three player free for all?
We tried the 3-player game, using the suggestion in the rulebook -- one player plays the two allied good-guy nations, while the other two take one of the bad-guy nations each. Even though the two-nation player has a higher score needed to win, he still has a huge advantage in coordination. I'd only recommend that variant for experienced players.