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Thirsty Meeples April 2017 03 May 2017

Back to the boardgame café. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

After Quadropolis a couple of months ago, I wanted to try Between Two Cities again, and tonight we did. It's probably not at its best with three players, but I rather enjoyed it even so; I like the shared-city mechanic, and this game has now made it to my "might buy if I weren't saving up for Essen" list.

We'd had Traders of Osaka on the list of games to try for a while, and then it fell off for reasons none of us could remember. With two of us having played it last weekend, it seemed like a good time to give it a go. I don't think it inspired us particularly, but it was quite pleasant.

I was curious about Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, so we gave it a go. It doesn't do anything revolutionary, but it does what it does pretty well. If I weren't restricted in space as well as game budget, I might pick it up; as it is there are other games I like better.

We finished off the evening with Tiny Epic Galaxies, a game I've been hearing about for a while but not played before. And, well, um, maybe? I don't really like the randomness of dice rolling, though I could see a solid tactic in setting things up so that one could use anything one rolled, and I'm not sure how much replayability this has. Even so, I wouldn't mind playing it again.

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