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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 5 July 2021 08 July 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.

Trek 12 is newish on BGA, a roll and write with a moderately interesting way of placing the result of 2d6 (you can place higher, lower, difference, sum or product of the roll, but only a limited number of each). But you're basically just trying to make either lines of monotonically increasing numbers or connected zones of the same number, and while we enjoyed a second game I can't see myself rushing back to this.

Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition with the lake expansion (first time I've got any of the expansions played in multiplayer mode). It went quite badly for me, but I had a good time as I usually do. (More about this in the next More Games Than Time.)

Tokaido, remarkably hard to wrangle in this interface; I don't remember the shadings that distinguish one sort of card, and board icon, from another being this subtle, even in a not-particularly-well-lit room rather than on a well-calibrated computer screen. But it's a very occasional sort of game for me anyway; I probably won't feel like playing this again for another year or three.

And finally The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, making some progress on the five-player missions.

The next regular session is on the day when gathering restrictions are currently being forecast to be removed in England. Whatever one thinks of that, and even assuming it happens, I can't see us wanting to go to a pub on the same day the world and his mask-denying dog feel obliged to cram into it and breathe down each other's necks.

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