I finally got to play a four-player game of Carolus Magnus tonight. Most Euros are either solitary or group/cooperative endeavours but Carolus Magnus morphs from an every player for themselves format with two or three into a partnership format with four. The game plays well with two and really well with three and I was looking forward to trying it out with four.
I think I’d still give the nod to the three player format on sheer tension but the four player format comes in a close second. The great thing about playing with four is that it turns the game into a great family game since parents can partner with the kids making the kids feel like they’re part of a strong team going head to head with the other side trying to beat mom or dad.
Are there other games out there that have this morphing quality? If so, I’d like to know.