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Thirsty Meeples September 2016 07 October 2016

Back to the boardgame café again, on a sweaty evening when we didn't feel like anything terribly complicated. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

First game of the evening was Pocket Imperium, a minimalist space-war game. It has a neat orders system that rewards you for doing things when other people aren't, and a scoring system that pushes you towards the optimum empire size. I enjoyed it, though I did very badly.

We went on to one we've played a few times before, Castles of Mad King Ludwig. In previous games I've found this very random: the goals required specific tiles which simply didn't come up. This time things just fell into my hands; I got two out of the three public goals, and a bunch of extra bonus cards, for a runaway victory. Now if only I could work out how I did it…

We finished off the evening with a couple of games of Timeline: first Timeline: Star Wars, which asks players to order events from the original trilogy of films. Yes, really.

We found after a bit that we didn't really want to win, since this would indicate how much we remembered… I did anyway.

(These are of course post-Great Editing. And I never noticed before that Luke's line reading went "I am a Jedi™, like my father before me".)

Lastly Timeline: Innovations, which I managed to lose, rather than us all finishing equal first as usual. That's how hot I was.

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