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Boardgames in Isolation: July (part 2) 03 August 2020

Lots more Rallyman: GT, which continues to be the game I'm playing most at the moment. Some of this is simply my own enthusiasm; I wouldn't claim that this is a game everyone should own. But there's a pleasing subtlety to it which I'm very much enjoying; it's absolutely not just "go as fast as you can", even if you still win by finishing first. Did the monthly solo challenge, and lots of competition on both Tabletop Simulator and BGA.

Some more Android: Netrunner. Needs a real deep dive to get the most out of it, I suspect.

More Air, Land & Sea, of which I now own a physical copy.

Coup on BGA. If I'm in the right mood for this, apparently I play quite well.

Machi Koro on yucata; I'm convinced that the second die can be a trap, and so far this works about half the time.

And finally Wildlands, which has the usual Martin Wallace-iness "you can't do that obvious thing because you haven't drawn the right card" but is otherwise quite enjoyable, if perhaps over-fiddly for what you get out of it. A very impressive Tabletop Simulator mod too, complete with painted miniatures.

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First steps in Android: Netrunner

  1. Posted by J Michael Cule at 12:22pm on 03 August 2020

    I'm fairly sure you can't win MACHI KORO without the second die. Knowing when to get it can be a problem if you have good returns off the lower numbers but you still have to get it.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:32pm on 03 August 2020

    I'm fairly sure it's possible, because I have. It doesn't work every time but it doesn't half annoy the other players when it does.

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