Picked up a copy of this awhile ago, and some buddies have expressed some interest. What's the sweet spot as far as the number of players goes? Also, any advice for a first time player? Thanks! I think the sweet spot is actually 4 players. Five players is nice too, with one person playing the cops. With 2 or 3 players a lot of turtling occurs in a game that will see some of that already in a 4 player game.