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    by Cro1

    Chieeet.

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    by grant5

    Cro1 wrote:

    Chieeet.

    You seriously revived a 3.5 year old thread to say this? Wowzers.

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    by SapoLJackson

    lol

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    by samlamiam

    kikerl wrote:


    In midgame, she had 11 loans


    Came to the forum to post about winning a game last night despite having 11 loans midgame. I guess that happens.

    I was in a 3-player game, and one other player had some loans, so we actually ran out of loan cards and had to improvise.

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    by grant5

    samlamiam wrote:

    kikerl wrote:


    In midgame, she had 11 loans


    Came to the forum to post about winning a game last night despite having 11 loans midgame. I guess that happens.

    I was in a 3-player game, and one other player had some loans, so we actually ran out of loan cards and had to improvise.

    Next time try flipping them over :D

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    by Cro1

    There can be wheat fields close to a harbor why not lol

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    by JohnnyR

    Hey guys,

    I know this has probably been covered, but my search skills are failing me.

    My wife and I usually don't have more than an hour or so (not including setup) to start and finish a game, and this is primarily who I would be playing this particular game with.

    I've always had my eye on La Harve as something we would enjoy, but can't seem to pull the trigger with the long play time.

    Can anyone chime in? Is playing this game in around and hour (+/- 15) even a remote possibility?

    Thank you!

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    by MplsMatt

    My wife and I are both experienced Le Havre players and we have all of the bits in containers that we can just plop on the board and our games take around 2 hours. 1 hour seems really tight, but we don't play particularly quickly either.

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    by cesarpepe

    Containers for the bits are crucial to reduce setup time. Also, there are some player aids on BGG that are also handy and can help shortening the playtime. On the other hand, you can also play the short version which is totally fine. From thereon, you can decide and give it a shot, try the longer version, and see if you can put it down to at least 90min. Btw, 2p is my favorite count for this one.

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    by JohnnyR

    MplsMatt wrote:

    My wife and I are both experienced Le Havre players and we have all of the bits in containers that we can just plop on the board and our games take around 2 hours. 1 hour seems really tight, but we don't play particularly quickly either.


    This's what I was afraid of - It's frustrating not to have the time to play some of these fantastic games!

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    by Ponton

    Back when I was working on the java version, my wife and I could usually play a 2p game of this in 80 minutes. At the table, it's a 2 hour endeavor.

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    by Mudflap

    My wife and I play the full version a lot and it rarely takes over an hour including setup. We also have all the bits in containers. The first few times took 90+ minutes, though.

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    by JohnnyR

    Mudflap wrote:

    My wife and I play the full version a lot and it rarely takes over an hour including setup. We also have all the bits in containers. The first few times took 90+ minutes, though.


    Wow, that actually sounds doable! Do you feel like you are rushing?

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    by Mudflap

    We don't feel rushed, but neither of us are AP prone. We usually don't have time constraints when we play so an hour is all we really need. Maybe we aren't thinking things through enough, but it works for us.

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    by louper

    JohnnyR wrote:

    Mudflap wrote:

    My wife and I play the full version a lot and it rarely takes over an hour including setup. We also have all the bits in containers. The first few times took 90+ minutes, though.


    Wow, that actually sounds doable! Do you feel like you are rushing?


    Not that I think James Jones is mistaken - not at all - but I think his playtime is probably several standard deviations from the norm. I think (my opinion, obviously) that if you get Le Havre thinking you'll be able to play in less than 75 minutes, you'll be disappointed. Don't disregard those that have said 90 - 120 minutes is their 2p playtime just because one person can do it.

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    by Deep Silver

    I'm going with two hours for experienced players as well. If you want to play it in two sessions, that can be done, one hour at a time. Just leave the game set up and come back to it the next day. I think it is a great two player game and I also enjoy it at three player (takes a bit longer, though).

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    by Bundyman

    We played that between 100 and 130 minutes often, and only played this in the expert version, because we are both experts in Le Havre.

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    by sancmat

    I played a game this weekend with Xander and grandma. I will reiterate: This is a great game, this is a long game. Especially when playing with less experienced gamers. I won't accuse them of AP but their turns took long. In the end it was not close.


    For a child or an adult who does not play a lot of games you need to stress that they need to manage their loans early (I would not recommend having more than 2 and only 2 if the court house is available). Xander got buried in loans by the end of the game because he really wanted to get a building and didn't manage his loans. He had a good time but there was no chance of him winning.


    If anyone is wondering grandma really likes the game but she says that she needs another play or two to get the strategy down.

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    by Cro1

    Well the whole theme is about a port and ships, why would you wanna take that away, this is a shipping game and there is no other like it or close to it. A port with boxes and crates in front of ships on the cover a board game suggests that it is a shipping game and most probably that is the main theme of the game... shipping is cool, imo I don't wanna take that away, then I might as well just play Caverna or something else.

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    by bleached_lizard

    I've just got this game and have tried to set it up for a solo game. The instructions say to create three piles of standard buildings of equal size, but I can only find 14 cards for the single player game (not including the three solo starting cards). Is that right, or am I missing one?

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