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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 15 March 2021 18 March 2021

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

Colt Express, not in its best mode (that's with the Marshal expansion, which BGA doesn't have) but still good fun. Once more I made sure I told everyone about the Shootiest Bandit Award (I'm sure it has a name but I don't remember it), and once more I won with it anyway. But I also had both strongboxes.

Then on to Tranquility, a coop tile placement game. The board is a bit of a deception; vertical adjacency means nothing, and in mechanical terms it's one long row. So given that you have tiles from 1 to 80 and spaces from 1 to 36, it's helpful to be able to multiply by 9/20 in your head to work out where a tile should go. Interesting but I can't see myself laying down money for a copy, or even giving it house-room if it were given to me.

We finished off with some more of The Crew, still hard work with five but we seem to be getting the hang of it. It's a shame the mission goals are randomised; some setups are very much easier than others for what's nominally the same mission, and sometimes I feel we may just be plugging on until we get one that's within our range of ability.

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