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Boxing Day Boardgames 2017 20 December 2017

On "Boxing Day" because it's a tradition now (i.e. we did it for the last two years), a bunch of us without family commitments got together for boardgames. (Actually we did it a week earlier on St Eusebius of Vercelli's day, because some of couldn't make it on Boxing Day, and then they had colds anyway. Oh well.)

We started with The Captain is Dead, which held up better at six players than I'd feared; as long as people keep alert to what's going on they don't need to take long thinking about their turns and the game keeps moving.

We had the Admiral, Teleporter Chief (I drew orange and didn't want to be Chief Engineer again), Crewman, Weapons Officer, Science Officer and Medical Officer.

It was a tough fight and we got into the orange alerts, but we did win just in time. (I think larger games will necessarily go further through the alerts, but they have more crew available to cope with them.)

We went on with Mysterium with the new Secrets & Lies expansion, the first time I've got it to the table – and with a novice ghost. Made it through to the end, too. The new circumstances cards worked pretty well.

Finally 7 Wonders, which is unlikely ever to be one of my favourites, but which I enjoyed more this time than last. I ended up with a vaguely useful amount of resources, and even scored some science points, coming second overall.

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