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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 19 October 2020 21 October 2020

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

We began with Legendary Inventors, which to me felt a bit like Augustus with the bits thrown in a blender and taken out in a different order. I put a lot of effort into getting a decent run, only to find out that I'd have had a lot more points by putting the same effort into other things; another player had hoped to finish with inventor improvements, only to find that the bag randomly didn't throw up any of the right value in the final phase. All a bit arbitrary, but light and fast-moving, and I wouldn't mind playing it again.

Then a classic Euro, Thurn und Taxis. Very low interaction except for drafting cards other people want, and I suspect this would reward card counting, at which I'm famously bad. I did have fun, but it felt like a game that would reward knowing it very well; I don't suppose I will play enough to reach even a basic level of competence. (I just enjoy playing lots of different games…)

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