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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 21 September 2020 25 September 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.

First game was Room 25 that we tried a few sessions back.

This time I took notes!

(I would have used emacs's org-mode, but if it has row and column shift operations – what am I saying, it's emacs, I'm sure it does – I don't know how to get at them.)

I have no idea whether the game wants you to take notes – it wasn't as clear as it could have been about how much you can discuss, other than "only the colour of a room you've looked into, not anything more about it" – but in fully-cooperative mode it seemed to make sense. (If games restrict communication, I really like them to be exact about what's allowed and what isn't.)

But it was surprisingly good fun given the artificiality of the theme, and we made it on the last possible action. Might try the hidden traitor mode on some future occasion, but probably a few more games of the "straight" version first…

Them on to 7 Wonders, which almost everyone likes more than I do. To me it's a classic themeless Euro: you have not to think about the ancient civilisation, and instead reduce everything to abstract symbols that mean only what their game effects are. Also, to be fair, I'm too lazy to spend the time thinking about it to get good at it.

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