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Thirsty Meeples May 2018 05 May 2018

Back to the boardgame café. With images; cc-by-sa on everything. This time the theme accidentally ended up being "games that are quite like other games".

We started with recent big success Azul, a drafting and pattern-filling game that clearly has a lot in common with Sagrada – to the extent that I don't want both in my collection, in fact, but I did enjoy it and I wouldn't mind playing again.

Dark Moon has recently got an expansion, and I wanted to try the base game. It's a social deduction game that works with three, and it clearly shares ancestry with Battlestar Galactica, but I think there's enough here to maintain interest even without the expansion.

And I wasn't the traitor, for a change.

And the good guys won.

Century: Spice Road has been on my list to try for quite a while; there's a lot of Splendor here, with a bit more sophistication as you build chains of trades to turn one sort of cube into another. Maybe I was just a bit tired, but this really didn't grab me at all; I should probably try it again when I'm in a different mood.

We finished off with two games of Timeline: Music and Cinema, at which we're sufficiently lacking in knowledge that we were nowhere near playing the perfect games we often manage with the versions that deal with more normal history. (This is a good thing.)

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  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 05:55pm on 05 May 2018

    I'm not at all sure how well it works with three. As the infected individual I wanted more people to hide out among. But that may be due to my lousy lying skills.

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