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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 16 September 2019 29 September 2019

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

We started with Last Will, heavier than my usual fare; I got off to a decent start, but quickly fell behind, as I usually do with this sort of game. Still had a good time, though.

That took most of the session, but we finished off with The Grizzled. Alas, this play really felt unwinnable; I got an early Hard Knock that effectively meant I had to drop out at the start of each mission, and never got a chance to get rid of it as the support tokens didn't cooperate in spite of everyone's best efforts. Still an enjoyable game, though.

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  1. Posted by Dr Bob at 07:32pm on 29 September 2019

    How many people were in your Grizzled game?

    We usually play with 3 and are so practiced at it now (it is one player's favourite game) that we do the more difficult setting (Veteran?) otherwise we win all the time. Sorting out the support tokens usually goes smoothly in a 3 player game, except for the odd round here and there. Or when someone gets the "throw away support tokens" card at the same time as others have "pick support randomly"! :-)

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 10:26pm on 29 September 2019

    Five in the game. I think we had one "random support" and one "support only yourself", though I may be remembering that wrongly; but in addition to that one of the players adjacent to me didn't get any support that could go my way, so while everyone was trying I never got the majority.

    To be fair I haven't played this often and I'm sure we were missing tricks.

    (And that's my "G" alphabet challenge covered.)

  3. Posted by Dr Bob at 03:25pm on 30 September 2019

    That's interesting. We always assumed that with 5 players it would be easier because there would be more lucky charms in the game and more chance of a Speech eliminating cards. I guess the fact there are more cards in play counteracts that...

  4. Posted by RogerBW at 03:34pm on 30 September 2019

    I think someone got a hard knock which stopped Speeches working for them – and then I became permanent Leader which stopped them happening at all.

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