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I was just wondering what prevented players from playing with 6 or 7, after reading the rules. The components are there (save for another bonus cards in case of 7 players).

Does the game break down/become unfun beyond 5 players in any way? I can imagine the downtime increasing or the game getting too crowded, but I would like to hear the actual effects.
 
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Helge Ostertag
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It is as you have guessed:
to much downtime and to crowded on the board with more than 5 players.
And some factions would be far to strong, others to weak.
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Horologiom wrote:
It is as you have guessed:
to much downtime and to crowded on the board with more than 5 players.
And some factions would be far to strong, others to weak.


So you say there are limitations, which races are compatible with each other when to play a game?
 
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Horologiom wrote:
It is as you have guessed:
to much downtime and to crowded on the board with more than 5 players.
And some factions would be far to strong, others to weak.

Could the crowding be 'solved' by having a larger board just for 6 or 7 players? Or does that entail its own issues?
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vardamir wrote:
So you say there are limitations, which races are compatible with each other when to play a game?

Only if the Board is crowded.
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Exactly! With an overly crowded board, there would be an off-balance in 6 or 7 player game.

That is the reason why the game is limited to 5 players: all factions are balanced.
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