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Thirsty Meeples August 2019 03 August 2019

Back to the boardgame café. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

We started with Chocolatiers, a surprisingly forgiving set-collection game with multiple ways to score points. Rules were reasonably clear, and the game play was all right, though I think the others enjoyed it more than I did; to me it was a bit too obviously inspired by Splendor, and in the "games obviously inspired by Splendor" box I already have Realm of Sand. Still, I wouldn't mind playing again.

Next was Tuki, in which you're building coloured patterns supported by neutral white pieces. I really enjoyed this and found it very easy, but since I won with no penalty cards vs 4 and 5 for the other two players, I fear I wouldn't get to play it much if I bought it. Still mildly tempted, though I think I'll look at Mental Blocks before deciding since that's in a similar space.

Nightmarium is a game in which you're building nightmare creatures. Very swingy and dependent on card draws; I'd rather play Chocolatiers again.

Burgle Bros., which we haven't played for a while. We got lucky and found the stairs, stacked above each other, so we were able to spread out quickly and work on our own floors; then we were able to get out cleanly too. The luck of the draw was definitely in our favour, but it was still a tense and enjoyable game.

Finally, Timeline: Historical Events in which we each played a nearly-perfect game.

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  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 12:20pm on 03 August 2019

    I enjoyed CHOCOLATIERS more than I thought I would: my winning helped there as it always does. It didn't baffle me the way SPLENDOUR does.

    I disliked TUKI just as much as I anticipated I would.

    I don't know what the designers of NIGHTMARIUM are smoking.

    Finally winning at BURGLE BROS after months of failing on my own to beat the iPad version was a small mercy.

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