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Sixth and a bit 1 Player Guild UK Meet 15 March 2021

The 1 Player Guild is a group of solo game players, communicating through BoardGameGeek. We're, or at least I am, counting all the on-line get-togethers as the "6th", so this was 6b.

With images; cc-by-sa on everything (insofar as I'm even allowed to assert that given that they're screenshots).

We started with 6 Nimmt!, always a good warmup game. Quite a few times three or four of the rows were completely full, and I ended up about half-way up the pack here.

On to Saboteur, best with a fair few players; while I've played this a few times and never felt any great urge to own a copy, this time rather oddly I did fancy buying one. (But I haven't. I'll see if I still feel this way when I can get together with enough people to play it at a table again.)

I introduced the group to Lemminge last time; the people who'd played it then wanted to play again, and the others wanted to play it for the first time. So we split into two groups and moved over to yucata. When one digs into it a bit, this is a remarkably crunchy and subtle game…

Back in one group, I showed off Not Alone – alas, playing very badly indeed, but I think the players enjoyed it.

Then after a short break, Incan Gold/Diamant; it's a good palate-cleanser between more complex games, because it's very much a game that is about just one thing (pushing your luck) and does that very well.

Lastly for me, Colt Express, another teaching game but one in which I did rather better (winning by a very narrow margin thanks to the shootiest bandit bonus).

I dropped out, being tired after a fairly busy weekend, but some of the others went on to Lewis & Clark: The Expedition.

This is a great bunch of people, and I look forward to the days fairly soon when we can get together again in person.

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