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Bucks Boardgames pre-new-year games 23 January 2017

This group usually meets on Tuesday evenings, so although they're fairly nearby I hadn't had a chance to join them before. But over the Christmas holiday they met on a Friday afternoon as well.

Several of the group had wanted to try Mysterium, so I ran that.

Two players were still struggling on the last turn, but I ran the endgame anyway (it seems no fun not to), and that was a comprehensive success. I don't think any of the players will be rushing out to buy this, but they did seem to enjoy it.

Then… I finally played a Ticket to Ride game, specifically the Pennsylvania map. Not sure quite how I've missed this one before, though I think its early wave of popularity may have happened before I was really paying attention to modern boardgames; it's not a game I'll rush out and buy, but nor did I find it objectionable. I came last-but-one, which is fair enough, since I'd concentrated on the core gameplay and not worked hard enough at scoring shares as well.

They're a pleasant bunch of players, and next time Whartson Hall doesn't get together of a Tuesday I'll probably wander over again.

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