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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 17 August 2020 25 August 2020

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

We started with Kingdomino, which I've played once before on an early morning at Games Expo. Things seemed to be going reasonably well, but I came in last (which turned out to be the theme of the evening).

Then on to Race for the Galaxy, with a military strategy for me that saw both New Galactic order and Galactic Imperium established. We may have lost the game, but our dropships and space marines will soon be coming on a Peace and Friendship Visit.

Finally, Twin Tin Bots, a programming game designed to be frustrating: each of your two robots has three program slots, but most of the time you can only change the contents of one of those six per turn. So there's a lot ot looking ahead. We didn't even use the attack programs. I definitely want to play more of this, and in the real world too. (Alas, it looks as though the small print run is thoroughly sold out and I'm seeing prices of £40+ for this fairly light game.)

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