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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 5 October 2020 10 October 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 was Twin Tin Bots at which I seem to be fairly terrible, though I do enjoy it. (In particular I like the way there are never timing questions, because you move immediately on your turn.)

Then on to Eminent Domain; the influence from Race for the Galaxy is obvious, particularly the leader-follower turn dynamic, the progression from exploring to settling planets, having a choice between economic hegemony and conquest, and the complete lack of ability to take other players' planets. At the same time, this is a more straightforward game (no keywords, and your military is just as ephemeral as economics) and the deck-building aspect is enjoyable. Still not one I plan to buy, and I'll probably never play it enough to get competent, but a good game nonetheless.

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