How long should a typical water warfare game be?
Game duration affects so many other variables as well, thus figure we should start discussing preferred game time as well.
Before anyone goes overboard, wanting their water war game lasting to days and days, while those game are undoubtedly great and epic and all, I'd like to presently focus on game durations that would make holding a tournament possible as well as being able to hold local practice games without needing participants to write off entire days.
A 10-15 minute game may work for elimination games, but then again, this may feel too short or restrictive for survival game types. However, having a game continue for 3 hours or more may feel a little long, particularly if one hopes to play multiple games in the same day. Granted, game duration is undoubtedly affected by game type, but when keeping a preferred game type of your liking in mind, what sort of game times seem to be optimal?
Does this thread need to be split into two: one for elimination games and one for survival games? Thoughts and feedback desired!
Update: for sake of argument, as preferred game time may vary slightly depending on number of participants, let's set number of players per team at 8 member and two to four teams per game.