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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 4 November 2019 14 November 2019

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

We started with Between Two Cities, one of my Essen purchases (second-hand in the auction). I had to refresh my memory on just how the drafting worked, but this came out very nicely, holding up very well with six players. Memo to self: design and 3d-print some tile holders for this, particularly in a layout that can keep them separated in the box. (There are extra tiles for the Capitals expansion that we weren't using…)

Definitely one to play some more; without the skewed setup it could be a heads-down drafting game, but with it there's an unexpected social dimension.

Tsuro next, using the stones my wife found while walking the dog (the rest of the game is gorgeous, but the plastic player pieces are just dreary).

And finally Elfenland, or at least the first half of Elfenland, as we ran out of time to finish. I had a lousy first round and a pretty good second one, so it could certainly have gone worse.

[Buy Between Two Cities at Amazon] [Buy Tsuro at Amazon] [Buy Elfenland at Amazon] and help support the blog.

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