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Bank Holiday Garden Games 02 September 2020

More boardgames in the garden, almost in traditional British bank holiday weather (a little chilly, but not actually raining).

We started with VOLT, which I've been playing quite a bit on; this was my first outing with the physical game. We played one round of the training mode, then a quick match with the full rules including repairs and upgrades. Great fun – possibly it goes a little too far in trying to fix the problems of Robo Rally but if you're in the mood for a quick game it works well, and there's a multi-match tournament mode too. Shame it only plays 4, really.

Then on to new Kickstarter arrival Project L – complete puzzles to gain pieces, use pieces to complete more puzzles. I was intrigued by this when I saw it at Essen, and I'm glad and slightly relieved to say that I enjoyed the actual game now that I own it. Not much player interaction (pretty much "I drafted that thing that you wanted") but definitely one that would work well in the right mood.

Finally, a couple of rounds of Letter Jam, in which I fear I was the weak link; I just wasn't putting the anagrams together properly. I find it too easy to spot one solution, then concentrate on that to the exclusion of other possibilities.

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