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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 17 May 2021 21 May 2021

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

We started with P.I., a multi-way deduction game (pick your suspect, location and crime out of 12, 14 and 10 options, using a 2-3-4-3-2 hex board). This seems like a multiplayer solitaire game at first, but as play progresses the clues other players ask for start to lock down one's own options.

I improvised a record sheet using a screenshot and Inkscape (colours for suspect/location/crime, X for invalid, square for possible, circle for confirmed) but I have an idea for a paper record sheet that ought to work with the physical game. (And there are two similar versions on BGG already.)

Definitely enjoyable, though a little odd (I suspect that handling the physical bits could get quite fiddly, and you can just get lucky with your picks, as one of us did in one of the three rounds – which I've seen happen in Martin Wallace games before). Worth a further look even so.

Then on to more of The Crew. I confess I've mostly lost my enthusiasm for this but it's still more enjoyable than not.

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