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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 20 July 2020 24 July 2020

This Meetup-based boardgames group remains on-line for the moment; we got together on Jitsi and then played some games on BoardGameArena.

We started with Quantum, a game I still slightly regret having sold – but it hardly ever got to the table, and it's freely available on BoardGameArena and Tabletop Simulator (with the Void tile, which I didn't manage to find in real life), so I don't need my own copy. Really. The space theme is quite loose but it's still an interesting tactical game of dice placement.

On to Incan Gold/Diamant, which is a purified push-your-luck game: all the elements of the game that aren't about pushing your luck have been ruthlessly removed and replaced with others that are. It's a remarkably intense experience; not something I'd want to play too often, but great fun since I was in the mood for it.

Then Colorpop, which is more or less a Candy Crush variant but with some actual strategy to it: you win by having the least of your secret colour on the board at the end, but tie-breaks go to the player who took the least of their own. Surprisingly deep given the colourful presentation, and a very close game.

Finally, Can't Stop, a decent filler game and one in which the preferred playing style changes as it progresses.

[Buy Quantum at Amazon] [Buy Incan Gold at Amazon] [Buy Can't Stop at Amazon] and help support the blog.

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