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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 6 February 2017 08 March 2017

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet at the Marlow Donkey (now twice a month, though I can't make the Wednesdays). On a wet night the pub was fairly full, though it cleared out quite quickly once we'd arrived. Funny, that.

By request I'd brought along Splendor, and four of us played that while the other end of the table was playing Ingenious. I need to work on my explanation of this, particularly of the nobles, but everyone got the idea after a bit; we exhausted the level one cards, and I ended up a runaway winner.

The games finished about the same time and we joined up for Antidote, which I picked up at the Handy Con bring and buy. The theme is fairly thin, but basically you're trying to work out which colour you're after out of several possibilities, with each player having very limited information. Three of the seven of us got it right; I wasn't one of them. I want to play this again.

Several rounds of 6 Nimmt! followed, in which I had my first perfect (zero-point) game, then got about 27, then had a one-point game. Which isn't terrible. With seven players we tried having five piles rather than four for some of the games, and this worked quite well.

We ended the evening with Tsuro, six players but ending up surprisingly tactical; these are people who had played before, or managed to work things out quickly.

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