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Third 1 Player Guild UK Meet 06 February 2019

The 1 Player Guild is a group of solo game players, communicating through BoardGameGeek. This was the third get-together for the UK contingent, and we were in the upstairs room of a pub in Silverstone.

With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

As I arrived, Mint Works was just finishing up;

I joined in with Santo Domingo, and did rather badly (getting too out of sync with what everyone else was doing, rather than just a little bit out of sync which is the way to do well).

We split and rejoined several times during the day. Some people started SpaceCorp, which ran for quite a while;

I played a quick round of Red7, then four-player Mechs vs. Minions (the boss fight – which felt as though we were doing terribly but we actually came quite close to winning).

I ghosted Mysterium, with a set of house rules from BGG to allow all four sets of cards to be in play at once; it went fairly well except that nobody got the final set of clues.

Other people played Lost Legacy, and Scythe,

while I got into a long four-player game of Renegade. First time I'd tried it with more than two, and there was a rule I'd been getting wrong (but also a rule the others had been). A very tough fight, and we lost on the final spark placement phase.

Meanwhile, other subgroups were playing Days of Ire: Budapest 1956,

Spirit Island,

Niagara.

and Game of Trains

The pub got livelier, with some kind of sportsball incident, which seemed terribly important to the sort of people who care about things like that. (What with this and a jukebox later, some of the staff took to coming up just to get a break from the noise.)

Another rearrangement led to a game of Pandemic: Fall of Rome,

while I fired up Rallyman (and did a reasonable job, though I was thoroughly beaten). The course, should you want it, was C3-C8:J1-J4:L6-L5:V8-V7:J5-J6:V6-V9.

As we started to wind down, Century: Spice Road started at one end of the room,

while I played Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg (a small social deduction game probably not at its best with four).

The four of us who were left finished off the evening with Roll Player, with a spread of four points between first and last – and a bit too much dice luck at the end for my taste, though it was still enjoyable.

Another great day with excellent people. Roll on the next one! Oh, wait, it's probably my turn to organise it.

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