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Boardgames in Isolation: December (part 2) 09 January 2021

More boardgames played from home.

Another 22 games of Letter Tycoon, in which I got to number 5 and am now apparently on my way down. Using the rules as written, if you're playing with people of a similar level of vocabulary and anagram capability, a lot of the game is in who gets the "good" $2 letters first (and in when to trigger the end); but I'm still better at the vocabulary and anagram finding than many of my fellow players.

Plenty more Rallyman: GT, with the next season of the BGA/BGG GT5 championship starting.

Lemminge on yucata, where again my early wins are fading into the long "win very little if at all" phase that is common to a lot of my game playing.

Lux Aeterna as I was trying to finish off the 10×10, and it turns out this really doesn't appeal. The theme is interesting but the gameplay doesn't feel as though it connects to it.

Automobiles, probably my favourite bag-builder.

Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game where apparently my opponent lost track of which colour he was meant to be playing…

Tobago with some BGA bugs dragging it out.

V-Commandos on the forum (come and join!)

and finally Whitehall Mystery, one game on Tabletop Simulator and another that I'm now running on the forum; probably my favourite asymmetric hidden movement deduction type game.

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See also:
Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 21 December 2020

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