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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 16 October 2017 03 November 2017

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet at the Marlow Donkey.

With a slightly aimless feel to the start of the evening, we began playing with The Resistance: still my favourite social deduction game, I think in part because it's a relatively pure example (you don't have lots of other mechanisms like resource cards or fighting off enemies, it's just the voting and the missions). One "straight" game, one with Merlin and Assassin.

One of the players had brought along Star Munchkin, and as a Man in Black I know more or less how to teach it… I'm still not a huge fan of the game, and I think it outstayed its welcome a bit (as it sometimes does), but with this group it was still fun.

We finished the evening with Loot, a game in which I expected to come last and did; it's basically pirate-themed multiple simultaneous auctions, bidding with cards, and I think it would repay repeated plays. (It's an early Reiner Knizia design.)

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