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Indian Summer Garden Games 17 September 2020

More boardgames in the garden, warmer than last time in a minor heat wave.

We started with Ghost Stories, my first game of this version (as opposed to Last Bastion which I played at Thirsty Meeples last November). OK, Antoine Bauza is not Chinese, but this is the kung-fu film version of Chinese mythology anyway; and I find generic western D&D-derived fantasy dull in the extreme.

Oh, we lost comprehensively of course. Those haunters will get you.

NMBR 9 (with two sets to support five players), which I don't get out very often but enjoy when I do.

Finally, Rallyman: GT, which we had to call for time but which I think the players were enjoying a great deal.

And yes, this is the same phone camera and software and the same slightly weird lighting as previous garden games photos. The different is that rather than allow the camera's automatic white balance to take effect I took raws, and let grown-up software on a proper computer (ufraw) make its own decision about white balance. It's perhaps still a little bluer than one perceives it, but distinctly better than the equivalent camera-balanced version:

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