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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 6 July 2020 14 July 2020

This Meetup-based boardgames group has moved on-line for the moment; we got together on Jitsi and then played some games on BoardGameArena.

My third game of Stone Age, and much to my surprise things came together just enough for me to win. (Barely.) We all prioritised agriculture and hardly any hunting happened; all the gold came from card rewards rather than actually panning for it. I still find this quite enjoyable; since I wasn't playing many modern boardgames when it came out, I haven't played it to death the way many more experienced gamers have.

That took most of our time, but we finished with Hanabi; as usual, we were ferociously pushed for clue tokens, but we managed to scrape together a basic language and finish with 21/25. (I still think this is best played between people who haven't played it many times before, because it's that construction of a means of communication, rather than the using of it, that's the fun part for me.)

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