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Boardgames in Isolation: May (part 1) 17 May 2021

More boardgames played from home. I'm definitely cutting back on these now that the real thing can happen again.

Still, I carry on with Rallyman: GT, both in ongoing BGA competitions and in the monthly race organised via BGG.

Some more Automobiles on yucata, as part of a race series.

One more game of Downforce on BGA as I tried to decide whether to buy it. First time I've actually won a game (just barely). But I suspect this is a "don't buy" at least for me; it's fun, but it's not "deserves a place in my extremely limited game collection" fun, especially when I have Rallyman GT (soon to be expanded by Dirt) and Automobiles and Flamme Rouge to satisfy my various different racing-game urges.

A second game of Hardback on BGA, where I tried to concentrate on a couple of specific colours and did a little better than last time.

And back on TTS, I tried out Sentinels of the Multiverse Definitive Edition, using the publisher's mod for the new system (which gives you just a single enemy and five heroes). The table seemed a little crowded, but this was written mostly for demos by the publisher rather than for general use, so fair enough. More to the point, the mechanics felt much smoother than in the old edition – things are based on the size of your discard pile rather than on the number of cards of a particular sort that are there, for example. I have no regret about having backed the new version.

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