Post by AussieLurker on Aug 17, 2005 2:23:01 GMT 1
I don't know, because I still haven't played the blasted thing . One weekend I'm gonna have to get a friend over to my place and give this thing a go. It looks brilliant, and the rules seem so sublime, that I am just aching to give it a shot. Hmmm, perhaps I can play myself?!
I am an experienced gamer and and do not consider myself a slow player. I have yet to play any game under 4 hours. If someone who played at my speed was accross from me, I still think it would take at least 3.5. There is a lot of things going on here, lots of calculations, efficient use of cards, enemy predictions, etc. I did almost finish one game at the 2 hour mark but I came one unit short of taking Isengard as the FP after having taken Moria in the same turn. I believe that had been turn 4.
Anyways, I have played the game 5 times only and my opponents have been new or less experienced. Perhaps these two hours times are between players with dozens of games between them.
PS AussieLurker, try playing over the net with one of us! I'll take you up if you are interested. I've taught several people how to play...
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2006 5:19:48 GMT 1 by Belisarius
History became legend, Legend became myth, and soon all was forgotten, For now none live who remember. JRR Tolkien
And finally, War of the Ring seems to expand to fit the time available. If you schedule it after dinner, it takes from 7:30 to 10. If you schedule it at noon, with all day available, it takes from 12 to 5. I actively speed up/slow down my play based on time available.
the duration of games I've played go from 1-2 hours up to very long games of 6 hours +. In the beginning it depends mostly on how well you know the rules. If you have to look everything up, it tends to slow the game down (and also the number of beers can influence gamespeed).