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J H
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a) play one long, immersive, highly strategic game?

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b) four fast, thematic games?
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Four games.

My chances of winning at least one are greater , and I like to mix it up.

That said, brain burn is OK once in awhile.
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The long game. Happens rare enough as it is so I'd take any chance
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Depends on the group. I'm sure that everyone here has done both and they are great in their own. If it was players that I didn't know as well or players new to the hobby, I'd definitely go with 4 shorter games.
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(a) for sure. Elements of (b) are easy to come by any old time.
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The eternal question...

The answer is A
 
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Magic: The Gathering cube draft. Satisfies both needs.
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Havox wrote:
a) play one long, immersive, highly strategic game?

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b) four fast, thematic games?


At least make it a poll...

...like I did 2 years ago.

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/520354/poll-given-4-hours-wh...
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As others have noted, the longer game wins here. It is easy to find an hour for Dominion, but getting 5+ people with hours to drop on BSG is an opportunity I try not to squander.

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Magic: The Gathering cube draft. Satisfies both needs.


Finally looked this up after a long MtG hiatus, hearing all of this buzz about "cubes". Sounds pretty awesome, and a great way to revive an older collection by limiting the scope of the cube to that era. I think I might give this a shot sometime, allowing me to dust off my Pre-Ice Age collection without having to learn 10+ years of convoluted new combos and deck-building restrictions.

Then again, just trying to read through all of the newer jargon and MtG 1337 makes me wonder if I'm not better off letting that sleeping dog lie. Every time I drop MtG, I'm glad I did...until I miss it and kick myself for offloading some now-$$$ decks. Ugh, Magic is a game I hate to love.
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It just depends. I do both. But generally, probably four times out of five, I'd rather play a couple of 90 minute games than a single four hour game. (Of course, I'm always willing to play Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization which would just squeak in with four players).

I almost never want to play four thematic sixty minute games back to back. I'd rather play something that sticks around a little longer than that.
 
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I prefer to play three games, of any length*, in a session. No more, no less.

(*It could be three hour-plus games, or one 3-h 58-min game, one minute-and-a-half game, and one half-minute game.)
 
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Preferably A.

But it would probably take more than four hours.
 
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Four games, of which Scotland Yard is one of them.
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Renaissance Man wrote:
Magic: The Gathering cube draft. Satisfies both needs.


Play Summoner Wars. No drafting required.
 
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Easy, the 4 hour game.
 
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I would have said B a few months ago. But A is so satisfying and rare. Gotta go A.
 
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Only 4 hours? Then I will put 1830: Railways & Robber Barons on the table. meeple
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Britannia!
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I'm casting my vote for B.
 
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Easy, 4 games.
 
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I would probably spend 2 hours on bgg researching what to play, then another hour checking through my collection to find just the right game for my mood. Then by the time I'd set it up and refreshed myself of the rules there would only be half an hour left. so would just have a quick game of Jaipur or Ingenious
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mjrobertson wrote:
I would probably spend 2 hours on bgg researching what to play, then another hour checking through my collection to find just the right game for my mood. Then by the time I'd set it up and refreshed myself of the rules there would only be half an hour left. so would just have a quick game of Jaipur or Ingenious

Michael, it's good to know it's not just me that would do this!
 
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Havox wrote:
a) play one long, immersive, highly strategic game?

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b) four fast, thematic games?


Yes
 
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With two players, it has to be a cool (A) wargame.ninja

With more players then a bunch of cool (B) euros.meeple
 
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Havox wrote:
one long, immersive, highly strategic game?
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four fast, thematic games?

Strange question. In my experience, most 'thematic' games last 3+ hours, and my prefered 'strategic' games last 60-90 minutes.
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