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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 7 October 2019 09 October 2019

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

We started with four playing Xenon Profiteer, where the cards fell very strangely – we ran out of nitrogen completely, and I had several hands with no xenon at all even though I knew I'd been picking up the relevant cards.

I didn't come last, but only just.

On with five to V-Commandos and the start of Operation Rapacious. This was too hectic for me to take any photographs, and we ran out of time with both Lighthouse and Goliath Factory missions achieved but the teams not yet escaped off the map. But although there was a fair bit to pick up before we could start play, I think everyone got the hang of it quickly and enjoyed the game. I need to work on a standard approach for teaching this, though. This remains one of my favourite tactical boardgames; the emphasis on stealth and puzzle-solving rather than firepower matches the way I like to play.

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