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Thirsty Meeples November 2017 09 November 2017

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

We started with Galaxy's Edge, an area-control game. The rules were clear, but the gameplay just failed to appeal. The theme was very weak, there was randomness in the wrong places, and this is definitely not a game I want to play again.

The shop has a well-worn copy of Magic Maze so I went for that as a change of pace. Alas, one of us didn't enjoy this one either, but I did (a good thing as I bought a copy at Essen on spec) – and we even beat the first mission, just barely. One to try with the local boardgame group.

We finished the evening with Timeline: Music and Cinema again, where I joint-won one game and lost the other. We haven't quite broken this set yet, but we're getting close. (Clearly we now Know Everything.)

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  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 12:26pm on 09 November 2017

    <Holds up hand>

    I was the one who disliked both the main games that evening. The first for the reasons you mentioned and the second because it was time bound and one of the things I like least in any game but I think in a co-operative game more than most. I must use my abilities along with my fellows to beat the problem and... it's hurry, hurry, hurry! The timer is running out.

    The day we find a TIMELINE with the theme COSMIC SECRETS NOBODY SHOULD KNOW is the day we start worrying...

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:46pm on 09 November 2017

    Yeah, I normally feel the same way: I passed on Kitchen Rush at Essen because it looked like a whole heap of not-fun. But Magic Maze worked for me.

    So: does the City of the Elder Things come before or after the Library of Pnakotus?

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