SHUT IT DOWN. SHUT IT DOWN NOW!
Close the QT3.
If everyone is turning in their QT3 pass for Power $truggle. I’m the first one getting kicked out as I have never played Settlers of Catan.
Power $truggle is a game about racing up the corporate ladder gaining control 4 out of 6 areas. One of the big points in the game is beating your adversary a hidden card of one of the other players in the game. It is certainly not a co-op game or have the hidden traitor aspect, but there is negotiation.
A key role to victory is making secret offers to other players for their game breaking tile cards. Most of the time you’ll want to accept that offer as it helps move you up one of the tracks and gives you other bonuses. It can be very cutthroat and can be played in about 60-90 minutes. A Lot of bgg folks swear you can finish a game in 30 minutes. It’s a good very good and pretty quick game, though not one I needed to keep in my collection.
That said, I love the FFG Android universe. I love Android and Netrunner and New Angeles looks amazing. My fear is two parts. The Length and the “Archipelago Factor”.
My group has so many games that getting one out that is longer than 3 hours requires us to really like it and know it well. Otherwise you’re struggling through the rules or saying, “this was okay but I’d rather play x”. See previous Power $truggle post.
My bigger concern is that my groups are not huge on co-op, there are exceptions, but as Archipelago proved, “If I can’t win, no one wins.” We played that game a several times and either the traitor won or someone was so behind and weren’t going to win they caused us to lose. I’m not saying it’s right, but I get not wanting to continue a long game where you have no chance of catching up. Hence apprehension on picking up this $60 dollar game.