by Corey Le Mesurier
You did a really good job. Great quality game, both in production and components, and the slightly-quicker-than-expected delivery was great. Have you sent any copies to board game reviewers like the Dice Tower?
Awesome job man. I know that folks here love the game in the US. Me and my gamer group look forward to the next one.
Thanks for a great game, have played several games and everyones enjoyed it.
A couple of thoughts that you may be able to take on board for future games:
The text on the cards is pretty small and hard to read. Most of the people in the 60+ category that I've played the game with have said that.
Energy wheel : It's a shame the cut out in the box doesn't have space for the player boards with the wheels attached, it's a minor thing but is a shame to have to keep taking the wheel off each time we put the game away.
30mins? The bottom of the box states it's a 30min game. While I enjoy long games and have no problem with the game length, I've yet to finish a game in under 2 hours. Assuming a 4 player 4 year game, with 16 turns each, that's 30seconds a turn / player, we are getting quicker but I doubt we'll ever come any where close to that.
Finally I'm curious why the game wasn't made for 6 players, the 5 player map can be easily altered to be 6 players, and it's a shame you didn't include one more starting tile as all the other bits for a 6th player are already there (as there's 8 species boards/pieces) We just use one of the other tiles and a dummy token to represent the home space.
Like I said I'm loving the game and thank you for making it. These are just a few observations my friends and I had.
@Caleb, thanks so much for all your support! I haven't sent them a copy, I'm actually pretty much out of copies!
@Mike, glad everyone's enjoyed it!
@Neal, thanks for the feedback, I'm aware of those issues. The down time at 5 players is already considerable, while the game could support a 6th player, it's good you found a work around though! Thanks for your support!