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Martin Godolakis
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Is there anyone that has played Essential(or Turmbauer) that can say if there are enough pieces for a great game?
I'm a little worried that there always will be no pieces left before the tower collapses.
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I've played both the original and essential, and I've almost always run out of pieces with essential. I was considering getting a second set. Although, I think the pieces in the original were put together better.
 
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I've never played the original so I can't compare to there being more pieces but I feel like Essential lasts just the right amount of time for what I am looking for. (You do usually run out of pieces though). Perhaps with more pieces it is more likely that the tower will fall to end the game?

In sum, I've never been left wanting more. It is a great game.
 
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Orph wrote:
I've played both the original and essential, and I've almost always run out of pieces with essential. I was considering getting a second set. Although, I think the pieces in the original were put together better.


so the pieces have broke? or why do you think they're put together badly?
When turmbauer is released in Europe Im planning on buying me a copy so I will definitely consider buying a second one as well just to make sure I don't run out of pieces. little bit of an anticlimax in the end of the game to run out of pieces!
 
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do the pieces from two copies fit in one box?
 
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goonzo wrote:
Orph wrote:
I've played both the original and essential, and I've almost always run out of pieces with essential. I was considering getting a second set. Although, I think the pieces in the original were put together better.


so the pieces have broke? or why do you think they're put together badly?
When turmbauer is released in Europe Im planning on buying me a copy so I will definitely consider buying a second one as well just to make sure I don't run out of pieces. little bit of an anticlimax in the end of the game to run out of pieces!


My pieces have not broken, but a few pieces were glued badly. However, they are still functional and play well. I think the amount pieces is okay (essential), games don't last too long and the tower get big enough. Plus, when playing a two player game, each player takes two different colors, and most of our games are two player games.
 
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Yeah, the pieces aren't glued together as regularly as they were in the original. They aren't unplayable, but they are uneven enough to be a bit annoying.
 
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Orph wrote:
Yeah, the pieces aren't glued together as regularly as they were in the original. They aren't unplayable, but they are uneven enough to be a bit annoying.


Sounds really annoying..
Too bad they have cut corners(unintended pun) in the production.. They will probably have a lot of unsatisfied customers. I'm having second thoughts buying this now..
 
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Finally I was able to buy myself a copy of Turmbauer.
Ive played it twice(four player games) and all pieces were used(thus the tower did not fall). Its rather pleasing in a way to be able to play it to the end but I would have wanted a few more pieces - just to get it a little bit harder.

The pieces seemed to be good quality and are evenly glued together. That was one of my greatest concerns but it turned out great.
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So is Essential half of the original set? I can buy two boxes of Essential and that gets me the original?
 
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mxpf wrote:
So is Essential half of the original set? I can buy two boxes of Essential and that gets me the original?


Yep, that's correct. I ended up buying two copies and I don't regret it. I think it would be too few pieces otherwise. Last game I played we used up all pieces with four players(using two copies).
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