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Subject: Twilight Struggle or Rex? rss

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Vladimir Gavran
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Hi, as the title says, I need some opinions on the two games. I wanted a cutthroat game of careful actions (instead of ordinary mindless slaughtering we enjoy so much ) So, I ask you, which one (in your opinion, of course) is better?
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Diz Hooper
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My recommendation would depend on how many people you usually play with. If you usually play with only one other person, then Twilight Struggle is the way to go. However, if you usually play in a group, then it would be much better to go with Rex.

Both a quite good games, but the game play is quite different. In Twilight Struggle, you're pitting yourself against a single opponent. You'll have to second-guess what your opponent is thinking and what cards he has. It's a really quiet and tense game with a lot of shout-out-loud moments when things really go your way.

In Rex, negotiation is a key element. You need to work with others. By allying with others, it can be easier to win, but there are also many opportunities to get stabbed in the back. This is a very political game in that you always have to consider your own best interests, but at the same time make it look like you're thinking about the interests of your allies.

Choose the one that matches your play style.
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Yup. The games almost couldn't be more different, but player count decides it. Between these two, Twilight Struggle for two players (and two players only) and Rex for three players plus (and really only would shine with five or six).

That said, there are plenty of games here with "careful actions" which retain the cutthroat sensibility you describe.

For three or four...Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery

For exactly four (five with expansion)...Chaos in the Old World

For five (more with expansions)...Cosmic Encounter

For four, five or six...Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

Enjoy yourself looking around the site; you can lose days thinking about your options.



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Stu Jones
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Brother Jim wrote:

For exactly four (five with expansion)...Chaos in the Old World

For five or (more with expansions)...Cosmic Encounter

For four, five or six...Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game


100% Accurate.
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Brother Jim wrote:
Enjoy yourself looking around the site; you can lose days thinking about your options.


And that's why I set the firewall at work to block Boardgamegeek.com
 
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