I'm new to this forum but I just wanted to say that I also enjoy how fast it is. So many games take hours to play, but this is a nice strategic game that can go very quickly.
I love this game as well, and I've only played it with one or two other players besides myself. I'm anxious to play with more participants. I imagine a six-player game would be filled with twists and turns as people meddle with battles they're not truly committed to. Great fun!
Not sure if I'm going to pick this up yet (winter is the time for new games!) but this:
Great game with plenty of bluffing and backstabing. Also its one of the few 6 player games I have that can be played in about an hour.
is encouraging. I'll let you know if my group gets into this.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. -Terry Pratchett
I love this game - the constant bluffing, desperate end game attempts by all the players to stop an army on the verge of victory, easy size to throw in a shoulder bag, and of course the wee wooden blocks!
Finally decided to give this game a try. This is a great game! I'm going to have to try "Letter of Marque", another smaller game like Citadels and Condottiere.
I got so used to playing 3 to 6 hour games like Talisman and Runebound that I thought these little half hour games would be boring - Not true this time.
Attention current and future presidents: Being a fancy public organizer from an expensive university doesn't mean you can solve real world issues. Second, for those of you who don't like the U.S.A. being at war: Tell the "group" of people that keep blowing us and others up with bombs, rockets and commercial airliners to find something else to do and there won't be a war. Then they won't be occupied by an opposing military force and they can kill each other once again like they've been doing for over 1000 years because they refuse to acknowledge thier own problems!
I love this game. It was sort of an accident when I bought it - it came in a small game lot I won on eBay - but I am glad I have it.
The game has great moments of strategy, tension, and hilarity. There is also something satisfying in the knowledge that after a well played game someone is leaving the table steaming mad.
I actually can't wait to go home and play some more.
You can list me as a player and fan of this wonderful little game.
I do have one gripe, a minor one, I wish the board was slightly bigger.
“I have seen the dark universe yawning
Where the black planets roll without aim,
Where they roll in their horror unheeded,
- H.P. Lovecraft
Its a very good game. Playining time is a perfect for relaxing whit friends. (sorry for my english)