My weekly game group was short this week leaving us with only 4, we learned this one on the fly and was able to get in two games in under an hour. When a fifth showed up a few hours late he was able to grasp the game and join in one more game before we called it an early night finishing before 11:30.
The measure of a well balanced strategy game system is:
On that contains different paths to victory
Regularly rewards the best players
Contains enough luck so the outcome is not guaranteed
Ra certainly does the trick but with a max of 5 players we likely won’t be getting back to it for a while.