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Boardgames in Isolation: October 08 November 2020

More boardgames played from home. (No, you didn't miss an October part 1; I played very little in the first half of the month, mostly because of a secret RPG-writing project taking up my time.)

As usual, this doesn't include games I've blogged about elsewhere. But top for the month was Rallyman: GT once more, mostly but not entirely on BoardGameArena, where several racing leagues are going on. (There's still the ISGOYTRA Rallyman GT challenge, and one of the reasons I play board games more than computer games in the first place is that I like the interaction with real components.)

Some more Twin Tin Bots, which is on both BGA and yucata.de. It's a vicious game, and very hard work, but good fun. In other robot-programming news, some more VOLT on yucata.

Yucata also has Automobiles, which is probably the Euro-ish game I enjoy most. Maybe the racing element gets over the thematic abstraction gap?

I continue to play occasional games of Machi Koro there too, still using my "never roll two dice" strategy. Several other people are using it too.

A random game of Coup one evening, because they were looking for players…

A turn-based game of Potion Explosion at which I was finally able to dither long enough to work things out and pull off a win. Oh dear! Does that mean I really do need that long to think?

Some more Rallyman for ISGOYTRA, and Red7, both still favourites of mine.

I wanted to get in a game of Sakura Arms before committing to the current Kickstarter for a new English translation. I'm still not much of a fan of the art, but it's a really interesting duelling game with lots of decisions to make. At this point, this and Android: Netrunner have pushed Ashes down to third place on my favourite two-player deck-construction games list. (Though I still love the art in Ashes.)

And some more V-Commandos as a play-by-forum game on discussion.tekeli.li.

[Buy Rallyman GT at Amazon] [Buy Twin Tin Bots at Amazon] [Buy VOLT at Amazon] [Buy Automobiles at Amazon] [Buy Machi Koro at Amazon] [Buy Coup at Amazon] [Buy Potion Explosion at Amazon] [Buy Red7 at Amazon] [Buy V-Commandos at Amazon] and help support the blog.

See also:
Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 19 October 2020
First game of Thunderbolt Apache Leader

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