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Tactical differences 2-4 play
« on: January 23, 2019, 02:50:16 AM »
What are the tactical differences between a 2 and 4 play.
I suppose there is a tactical difference, because you have fewer tiles with a 4 play than with a 2 play.
Or am I wrong?

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Re: Tactical differences 2-4 play
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 08:24:33 AM »
Biggest differences for me

Sharing the build of cities so that I benefit from other players effort. I do this more than I would in 2 player. If I can share separately with at least 2 opposition players then I am happy I am out scoring all 3 opponents if the cities are completed.

I put fccc tiles near opposing player cities but don't place meeple to try to stop opponent cities being completable.

I get an early farmer in place and glom a second towards end of game to win a farm. In 2 player I would usually wait till later to do this.

I don't tend to place tiles to trap 1 meeple of one opponent ad it does not affect the other 2 players, rather I would enhance by own scoring which gives an advantage against all 3 opponents.
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Re: Tactical differences 2-4 play
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 04:45:08 AM »
What are the tactical differences between a 2 and 4 play.
I suppose there is a tactical difference, because you have fewer tiles with a 4 play than with a 2 play.
Or am I wrong?

Yes, there are many significant differences between playing a 2 or 4 player game.

I shared some of my thoughts on this here. I kept it within the context of a basic game for that post, but I guess most of the same applies even if expansions are included.
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Re: Tactical differences 2-4 play
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 05:48:11 AM »
I had not seen the 2014 post Dan, totally agree and I don't think I contradicted you.

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Re: Tactical differences 2-4 play
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 06:07:23 AM »
I had not seen the 2014 post Dan, totally agree and I don't think I contradicted you.

:(y) It was a while ago for sure. I'm surprised I even remembered writing it...

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Re: Tactical differences 2-4 play
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 04:55:22 AM »
Thank you, for the information.


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