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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 17 June 2019 21 June 2019

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

This time there was a quiz night – a very sophisticated one, as you had to play via some on-line service rather than on paper. Which I suppose at least made the marking quicker.

We started with Camel Up, which I completely missed when it first came out. It's the sort of game where you have to stake everything on a 2/3 chance of the right result…

…but if you do this and get lucky, you can win.

We went on to Realm of Sand, at which I did terribly as usual… though after a slightly rough start people enjoyed it. I still haven't tried the advanced game (with specific player powers), but I think it's a shame this one has mostly been forgotten. (At least some of that is probably because it's not available through Amazon, though boardgameprices shows many other sellers.)

Finally, Blame Space which I picked up at Expo - as in the demo I played there, removing the sixth set of faction cards to keep the game short. It was chaotic and silly and not really something you could do much in the way of planning for, and I certainly won't bring it along to every meeting the way I do with The Resistance, but for a quick light game at the end of the evening one could certainly do worse.

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