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Boardgames in Isolation: November (part 2) 08 December 2020

More boardgames played from home.

Top game yet again was Rallyman: GT at which my rating continues to decline. Hey ho. At least I'm enjoying it.

Several games of FUSE for my 10×10. (I play "calm FUSE", where you set a ten-minute timer that doesn't nag at you, just goes beep when the time is up.)

Also for the 10×10, Maiden's Quest, which I got in a trade at the start of the year and haven't played till now. Fun, but the setup is more fiddly than I'd ideally like; I think I'll have to print a bunch of card trays to go in the box. (And the rulebook is as bad as everyone says; fortunately the second edition is on BGG.)

Some more Incan Gold/Diamant on BGA.

New discovery on yucata.de: Lemminge. You're racing your lemmings across various sorts of terrain, playing cards and sometimes changing the terrain as you go. Great fun.

For my 52 game challenge and because I fancied it, Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Yes, all right, I can see why it appeals, and the possibilities are substantial. But it's an FFG game, so to get those possibilities you have to pay, and keep paying. Might play again but I'll clearly never buy it.

Some Jaipur (now removed from yucata.de, and gone premium-only on BGA presumably to pay for royalties; oh look, it's owned by Asmodée).

Not Alone on BGA – where the notes that keep track of things from turn to turn are very useful.

Potion Explosion where it seems that if I take ages to think about what I'm doing I can actually play moderately well.

More Sakura Arms, another "would have lost next turn if I hadn't won on that turn" finish, which is probably a good sign.

Tobago and Twin Tin Bots because I like both of them and I try to have some turn-based games on the go most of the time.

[Buy Rallyman GT at Amazon] [Buy FUSE at Amazon] [Buy Maiden's Quest at Amazon] [Buy Incan Gold at Amazon] [Buy Arkham Horror: The Card Game at Amazon] [Buy Jaipur at Amazon] [Buy Not Alone at Amazon] [Buy Potion Explosion at Amazon] [Buy Tobago at Amazon] [Buy Twin Tin Bots at Amazon] and help support the blog.

See also:
Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 30 November 2020

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