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Bank Holiday Garden Games 03 June 2021

On a warm Bank Holiday afternoon (can there be any stronger evidence that English weather is out of joint?) I got together with several friends for boardgaming, including one I hadn't seen in person for over a year (barring very brief handings-over of shopping etc.).

The Quacks of Quedlinburg Big Box was on special offer, and the cheapest way of getting the base game plus expansion. (It's an unreasonably big box, though, to fit the punchboards that really don't need all that space once they've been punched; at the very least I'll make a custom inlay, and I may repackage it into a smaller box, once I've got the other expansion that wasn't included here.)

On to Mental Blocks: three of us had played problem #1 before, and we still failed to solve it in time. Hey ho. Hot day.

Recent Kickstarter arrival Gladius: slightly fiddly rules which I'll probably rewrite or at least turn into a reference card, but a rather enjoyable if quite random game. Definitely one to try again.

And then Potion Explosion, another one that's simply more fun in person than in the rigid structure of BGA. Even, perhaps especially, when one is losing.

More of this sort of thing, please!

[Buy The Quacks of Quedlinburg at Amazon] [Buy Mental Blocks at Amazon] [Buy Potion Explosion at Amazon] and help support the blog.

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