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Boardgames in Isolation: March (part 1) 21 March 2021

More boardgames played from home.

Games have dropped off again. I don't think I'll abandon yucata once I can play in person again (BGA, maybe; I don't want to contribute to Asmodée's bottom line even by leaving a data trail) but I'm definitely feeling that I want to get back to the physicality of games as soon as I can.

Perhaps because of that feeling, Rallyman: GT is back at the top by number of games played, with games played in ongoing tournaments. I did quite well in the final of our 12-race series – alas, not well enough to make up for my previous dire performances.

More Flamme Rouge: as I write, the Tour is over, and the BGG one is on race 5 out of 6.

Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game for the podcast, not I suspect one I'll ever go to the trouble of getting (and storing!), but a welcome guest.

More Letter Tycoon though I don't really see any ways of improving my play at this point. (Being ranked #2 in the arena standings, and having not got above #5 in total rating, is mildly frustrating, but only mildly.)

Keyflower with other forumites: unlike most of the games that I play piecemeal, in this one it matters a lot just what you were planning to do, and there's a lot of board state to absorb when one comes back to it (which doesn't really fit well even on the shiny high-resolution screen of my new laptop). Rather better face to face.

And Memoir '44, somewhere in the space between wargame and boardgame: it's very stylised but at the same time tries to be at least a little bit realistic. I moderated this one using Inkscape to get an understanding of the rules, but I can see ways of implementing much of this in usable software like my Flamme Rouge suite.

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