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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 5 February 2018 07 February 2018

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet at the Marlow Donkey.

With eleven people, we started with a couple of rounds of Codenames. Still not a favourite of mine, and we ran into conceptual differences even between the English players, never mind the American, which didn't help.

My copy of Deception: Murder in Hong Kong has arrived (from the Undercover Allies kickstarter last year) and we played that next. Possibly a bit too much setup for the game play we got out of it, but this is definitely one I want to play more; it straddles Mysterium and The Resistance in gameplay, and I very much like both those games.

The group split, with 7 Wonders on one side of the pub; I went for four-player Machi Koro, where I thought I was doing all right at first but things fell apart somewhere around the transition to two dice.

We finished the evening with a hand of Red 7, which I won just as last orders were called.

[Buy Codenames at Amazon] [Buy Deception: Murder in Hong Kong at Amazon] [Buy Machi Koro at Amazon] [Buy Red 7 at Amazon] and help support the blog.

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