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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 21 December 2020 27 December 2020

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

BoardGameArena has Battle Sheep, otherwise known as Hey, That's My Field since the gameplay's quite similar to Hey, That's My Fish!. Each given an initial flock of 16 sheep, you take turns to split them (evenly or not, but at least one sheep in each part), the split part moving as far in a straight line as it can. The game ends when nobody can move. There are in theory enough spaces for each sheep to have one of its own, but that isn't going to happen…

A bit thinky (particularly as the number of movable pieces you can choose among goes up, then down) but not bad; I'll try it again when I'm in the right mood.

Then on to Stone Age. For once I didn't have agriculture to myself, so instead I picked up tools and tool multipliers. On the downside, I came second; on the upside, stone axes are dual-use technologies and we can bash the winners' heads in and take their stuff.

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