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TringCon 6 April 2019 08 April 2019

This small one-day boardgaming event has been resurrected with new organisers, but still at the same village hall in Deepest Buckinghamshire. Up to about 30-ish people this time. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

First game of the day was Whitehall Mystery, and we chose the cunning Diplomacy player to be Jack. And he did a great job: lots of doubling back, spurious special movements, and so on. I think we saw about four or five clues in the whole game.

We still caught him on his way to the final dump site, but it was a very close-run thing.

Next was a five-player game of Vast: The Crystal Caverns. This has been a bit overshadowed recently by Root, but I found it great fun, and it didn't feel like the four-hour game that it was.

Rules could certainly have been clearer in several spots.

Even at the end we all felt that we were reasonably close to victory.

We went on to Miskatonic University Restricted Collection, a surprisingly luck-based game by Reiner Knizia. You're basically trying to collect sets of cards without getting duplicates of any of them; you have various ways of mitigating that, before or after the draw.

And it was quite enjoyable, though there wasn't really much decision making to do most of the time.

Finally, Sushi Go, in which I did slightly better than usual but nothing like well enough to win.

The next one's on 21 September.

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