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Boardgames in Isolation: September (part 2) 28 October 2021

More boardgames played from home.

Lemminge on yucata, one of the few games I'm still regularly playing online with strangers.

Rallyman: GT, continuing races via BGA and some solo games.

Azul on BGA: I thought I was doing all right, then it all fell apart.

Cascadia on TTS for the podcast: even this multiplayer game felt mostly as though I were doing my own thing and occasionally taking something my opponent wanted.

Small Islands with strangers on BGA: I still think this is something of a hidden gem, though it may run a little long.

Star Trek: Ascendancy: my latest over-complex play-by-forum project. (Inkscape is a great help here; even when as in this case the elements are mostly bitmaps, it lets one move and scale them easily.) Even as not much of a Star Trek fan I enjoy this, particularly for its exploration aspect, which I haven't seen done this well in other 4X games, and the feeling that there's more going on in this universe than the grind of control world, build colony, take resources, build ships.

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