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Runewars

37 out of 52 gamers thought this was helpful

Runewars is a whole lot of fun and I love playing it but it can be difficult to find the time and people to play with. The size and time commitment people see when they look at the box scares a lot of people off. I mostly have played it 2 player with my boyfriend and a couple 3 or 4 player games with a friend and or my son added in.

There can be a great deal of thought that goes into each move and if someone goes into it thinking only war is the answer they are unlikely to win and can even be likely to do a bit of king-making before they go down in flames. I feel like I still have a lot to figure out about this game after about 15 or so plays.

We played it a lot when we first bought it but recently it seems it isn’t getting pulled out as often as some of our other faster lower set up games. I don’t often go longer than a month without playing it though. Hopefully we will be getting it to the table more often.

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Through the Ages

56 out of 84 gamers thought this was helpful

This was one of those games I kept reading about and looking at in the store. When we finally bought it we played it 8 or 9 times in a week. I even taught my cat to play. There are so many choices and no game ever plays out exactly the same and thus has great replay value. It is great at 2, 3 or 4 people.

I play it on Boardgaming-online fairly frequently now so I don’t pull out my copy very often anymore since I can admit it is more fun when you don’t have to deal with all the pieces and cards but I doubt anyone will talk me into trading away this game anytime soon.

I have taught this game to several in my family as well as a couple of friends and no one that has actually tried to learn it has not enjoyed it though it does take a while for a first and even a second play through. Overall I would say this is a great game and one that everyone should play at least 2-3 times till they can grasp how it works and learn for themselves what a great game it is. The play time does go down as you become more familiar with the game.

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