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New Year's Day Boardgames at Home 07 January 2019

Late on New Year's Day, we got together for eight-player games, and ended up on the unexpected theme of "games you can't buy right now".

Well, with the exception of NMBR 9, which is still generally available; with two copies I can run the game for up to eight people, so we did. (This also meant we could get started before everyone had arrived, then catch the others up when they did.) Did fairly terribly.

Eight-player Human Punishment next (kickstarted in 2019, not in retail, but there's a kickstarter for the expansion coming soon); I still want to try a game with fewer players, as I think the eight-player game runs a little long, but it worked very well even so.

More NMBR 9 for a short game in the run up to supper. Did a bit better this time.

After supper, it was time for Human Era (kickstarted in 2017, arrived in August 2018, can be mail-ordered but not in retail channels), for which I really need to write a turn order summary card. The first game ended quickly in a machine victory; the second one went down to the line and a cyborg-human joint win. I keep being surprised by how much silly fun this is.

Some of the players had to leave; with five remaining, we finished off the evening with Senators, still bizarrely not generally available in retail even though it was launched at Essen. This is a lovely little game and I'm sorry to see it sinking into obscurity. (Even if I did come last.)

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