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Thirsty Meeples September 2018 16 September 2018

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

We began the evening with NMBR 9 ("best game that Roger should have bought at Essen last year, but didn't"). I misremembered one rule for the first game, but it was quick enough that we could just play again. I fell apart completely in the endgame but still had a good time.

Flamme Rouge next, another game that's on my "buy when I see it at a good price" list. Though I still think it's a bit of a shame that the curves don't signify anything in game terms. (And I won, the first time I've managed this.)

Finally, Eminent Domain, another "space 4X but without a map or actually attacking your opponents" game – very like Race for the Galaxy or Tiny Epic Galaxies, it's a deck/tableau-builder, in which you rush to control planets (either by putting colony cards on them or by attacking them with your mighty space armada), and get benefits from them. The main player interaction, similarly to those other two games, is that you can "follow" someone else's action choice if you have suitable cards. Mechanically it's a deck-builder, but without much in the way of "junk" cards to be removed. I had a good time, and I'll probably play it again if the opportunity comes up, but I certainly shan't buy it unless I hear amazing things about the expansions.

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