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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 3 September 2018 14 September 2018

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

Our first game was Catan, with the Seafarers expansion and the 5-6 player addons for both. I'd actually never played this – when it came out and became hugely popular, I was mostly playing RPGs and only occasional boardgames from Steve Jackson Games – and I can see the appeal, though I shan't be buying it any time soon. The resource gathering in particular is just a bit too clunky.

That took a while, so to finish off we played Human Era, a social deduction game that recently arrived via Kickstarter. It was fairly chaotic, with scores fluctuating between 1 and 5 in a single round (0 or 6 is an automatic win for one side or the other), but as the cyborg I managed to end with things reasonably centred and share in a machine win. I'll definitely play this more. (And probably make a time machine marker for it.)

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  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 12:10pm on 14 September 2018

    Cue the H M Bateman cartoon: THE MAN WHO HAD NEVER PLAYED CATAN

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:37pm on 14 September 2018

    Or possibly "I wasn't playing Settlers before it became Catan"?

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