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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 3 February 2020 07 March 2020

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

With a couple of new players, we started with 6 nimmt!, more for fun than for anything particularly serious.

Then on to The Resistance, where for once I drew the Commander… but didn't do a great job of getting the message over to the other rebels, so I had to be quite unsubtle to get us the win, and therefore was assassinated.

Shelf of Shame entry Among Thieves next, and like Shogunate it's great fun – even if it is basically Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma the Card Game. I'm not sure about the random events, though; perhaps they're a bit too random?

Note to self: when teaching this in future, make sure everyone knows which endgame condition is in which deck, because there's some interesting tactical play there.

Finally FUSE, for which I sat out and turned cards (and messed up the instructions slightly), and two other players took a break. A reasonable showing for a first ever game. (I.e. a loss.) But I think I'll bring this one back to this group; it's also conveniently small.

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