One of the great strengths of Classic Warlord is the flexibility you have in choosing whether to play a quick or a longer game. The longest game uses all 8 boards that are provided, covering 600 regions in all of Europe and surrounding areas. But one can choose to take reduced combinations of these boards to focus on just 1 area of special interest or to have a quick game of an hour or so.
1 Can just 2 people play the game?
Yes. That is fine. 2-person games can be skilful and exciting.
2 So what more do you get from a game with 3+ players?
With 3+ players there are new challenges. It needs a little more skill to deploy bombs and armies but mainly, successful players get involved in lots of chit-chat and negotiations with other players. Good players are skilled in the arcane practices of diplomacy. They find clever answers to the following questions.
Can I get 2 other players to attack each other and destroy themselves?
When should I do a deal with someone, even if I must make sacrifices to do so?
How can I create a social atmosphere so that other players are nice to me?
3 What is the maximum number of players that can play?
We provide counters for up to 7 players. More than 7 players can play if they obtain extra packs of different coloured counters – see our website about this.
Alternatively, when 8 or more people want to play, split them and play 2 games.
View the full set of rules here. (PDF 612 Kb)