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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 5 December 2016 14 January 2017

Third time at the Marlow Donkey and the sixth monthly meeting of this Meetup-based boardgames group.

With six of us at the short-games table, we started with Ricochet Robots, on a rather harder board than last time. I started to get the idea towards the end, but for me this is one to play occasionally, and ideally when I'm feeling a bit more mentally active than I was this evening.

Captain Sonar next, with six players of whom four had played before, so we split the two newcomers between us. Still turn-based, and everyone picked it up effectively, though I made a major error, took a damage box as compensation, and our side lost as a result.

Finally Codenames: Pictures, where the supplied cards seemed a bit too clearly set up to contain two elements (a submarine… with legs, or an alarm clock… with a fountain).

So for the second game we tried it with Dixit cards instead, and it all got rather stranger.

Might be worth trying with Mysterium cards too.

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