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Thirsty Meeples January 2016 12 February 2016

After a break thanks to Christmas scheduling clashes, back to the boardgame café. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

First up was another go at Race for the Galaxy, which definitely worked better with three players than it had with two. It still seems like a more complex game than it really is, and if I bought it I'd definitely want to rewrite the rulebook.

I definitely had more fun this time, concentrating on building mercantile assets, but still only came second. This is on my list where Alien Frontiers was a while ago: another play and it may well move to "want to buy".

Cosmic Encounter next. Slightly worryingly, I've now played more games with the Thirsty Meeples shop set than I have with my own. Ah well. Things went back and forth fairly effectively, and as the Hacker I had fun with some early negotiations but mostly waged a fairly conventional war until I was in a position to knock out the enemy.

Finally a few quick games of Timeline: Historical Events to round off the evening. With three reasonably educated players it was mostly a matter of which of us messed up first, and our last game was perfect. (This is faintly reassuring, given how bad I was at school history and the efforts I've made to fix this since.)

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