Had a very good test night. He was very patient and willing to tweak rules, play again, think about strategy, etc. The perfect play tester, in short. We played 4 games of supersimple and 3 complex games. Well a bit more because we too photos of the starting positions and restarted if either of us blew the game with a bad shot.
Will it replace 9ball? 9ball is safe for now, but it should look over it's shoulder
the game is pretty balanced and there are all kinds of tactical opportunities. He liked the role, it adds a bit of story. He was going to introduce it to a couple people that he plays with.
I was enthusiastic, it was fun to play, but also have some negative points.
It is really tactical and also quite difficult. Placement is difficult and requires quite some thinking. The difficulty is a pro and a con. A pro if you like it, but a con to many people, I presume
This is not chilling and shooting some shots, you need to take a look and think. But maybe after 10 games itll be easy.
On our level the games ended pretty abruptly. You make a bad shot and down you go. And that sucks if you just took 10 minutes to minutely place every ball.. Hence the restarts from photos. Bad players, like us, could play with multiple lives for their King though.
Edit: we did have some good games as well! I was quite satisfied with my shooting and some sharp safeties, with some blunders sprinkled in between.
But the game itself is pretty fun. It took a little but at some point we saw just fine what ball threatened another. We had various types of games: slow, quick, an assassination, 4 balls (all assassin, good rule) vs king but the other king won. The saboteur was fun.
Tired and off to bed, later maybe more.