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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 17 December 2018 24 December 2018

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet at the Marlow Donkey.

I received Not Alone in the Essen maths trade, and got it out since there were seven of us. I hadn't played the Creature before, and I think I probably did quite a poor job, but so did the other players and the game ended up with a close victory for them. We all enjoyed it, and I think some of the players may buy it.

We went on with Secret Hitler, which fell into the usual attractor: Hitler played as a Liberal, and was elected Chancellor.

Last game for the evening was Flamme Rouge, where I sat out and acted as rules-engine to let the other six play the full game. The pack only broke up seriously at the final hill, though one player pulled off a very clear victory. I still love the gameplay here: since everyone's starting with the same cards, the only way to gain position is to work out what other people are going to play and take advantage of it by drafting (and avoid being held back by clogged roads).

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