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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 3 August 2020 14 August 2020

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

With four players, we started with Libertalia, new to most of us. The system of making sure everyone gets the same cards is an interesting one, though I think the key here is to be aware of just which cards are in play and when they'll take effect (for example, quite a few have an immediate benefit and then a penalty in the end-of-expedition scoring phase, so you try to play them and then get rid of them before the end of the expedition).

Then on to Potion Explosion, where the user interface is distinctly fiddly (limited because the platform doesn't support dragging, but the order in which you do things is also a little odd) but the game is still good fun.

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