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Thirsty Meeples December 2017 18 December 2017

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

We began with a couple of games of Burgle Bros on the cut-down two-level mode. We lost both times, but it was a fairly close thing, especially on the second game. The others had picked this not knowing I already had a copy, and I think we'll be playing it again.

We carried on with Sagrada, one I've been wanting to try, in part because it's gorgeous. It's a fairly abstract game, but with plenty of variation and a central puzzle that seems to fit well into my mind. (I was the only player not to take penalty points for failing to finish the layout.) I should be cautious about liking games that I win the first time I play them, but this was already crawling into my buy list from the first turn.

We finished with the traditional Timeline, this time Inventions, where in spite of knowing too much we all made errors.

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  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 12:08pm on 18 December 2017

    BURGLE BROS is a fine game because of its close and clever theming: I'd have bought a copy except that the price made me wince a bit.

    SAGRADA is a gorgeous game that works despite being so abstract and finicky. I probably don't have the kind of mind for it: I was aware I'd screwed myself over early by making completely impossible to fill some of the rows on my card. But I had fun nonetheless.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:19pm on 18 December 2017

    As I understand it, Tim Fowers is working on distribution arrangements but doesn't have any - so any copy of Burgle Bros. you see for sale here has probably been imported individually rather than in bulk, and that drives up the price.

  3. Posted by Michael Cule at 03:25pm on 18 December 2017

    Well, that's dumb!

    He had a considerable success with PAPERBACK (even I bought a copy) and he can't get his stuff to market? Sheesh.

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