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sechzger
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Hi,
i am interested in how Brass creates it's replay ability in general and in the 2 player game.
The map seems small compared to other "train games". So i wonder a bit how it keeps us gamers involved over the time.
 
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I can't speak for the 2-player game but as far as 3-4-player game goes, the replayability is pretty close to infinity, far greater than generally in euros.
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people more experienced can probably answer better, but there are some different approaches (trying to not say randomness) by the cards you have. More importantly, it is an extremely tactical supply and demand affair. So, so much of what you do is in direct reaction to what the other players are doing, even if it is just one other. What they do will change from game to game, and based on what you are doing. Lots of replayability there.
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Chris Berger
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The game isn't totally different each time, but the depth of strategy and the different paths that players can take (and a little bit due to randomness of the cards) makes it very replayable, IMO... assuming you like it.
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Samuel Hinz
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The variability comes from the cards. Which ones you're dealt will be different each time.
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I don't know. Since I played a nigh perfect four player game, I haven't had a strong need to play Brass again since. I felt like it was a puzzle that I solved, but I still will play on occasion.

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-Greg
 
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I've played about 800 games of Brass. Towards the end I began to feel I had played enough of it (which is why I stopped!).

I played about 130 games of 2 player. I feel that as long as the two players are about evenly matched, it's quite a good game. I don't think I learned everything I could have about 2 player... but after about 500 games of 4 player, I felt it was time to move on.
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One way I think you can read the replayability of a game is to look at its strategy forum. Now, I don't like to read strategy forums, at least when I am new to a game. Part of the fun is figuring out how to play a game well.

However, a game with a great deal of depth and replayability will usually have a great deal of strategy discussion, because there is so much to learn about the game (there are other reasons why a game might be fun to play many times).

But when you see several pages of strategy forum posts, and posts like this one:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/494294/25-tips-after-50-play...

You can bet you can play the game many times and still have fun playing the game as you are likely to learn something new.
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That you actually played that many games of it suggest it's highly replayable. I would think few will ever reach that high a number of games.
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talrich wrote:
I don't know. Since I played a nigh perfect four player game, I haven't had a strong need to play Brass again since. I felt like it was a puzzle that I solved, but I still will play on occasion.

Best,
-Greg


Sounds like you need to play random user.
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