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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 17 January 2022 09 February 2022

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues at the Marlow Donkey.

We began with The Stars Are Right, which I haven't played since… before I started logging game plays in 2015. So this was something of a nostalgia trip for me; I used to demo it for SJGames and it's still one of my favourite games of that era, but I can see its problems – in particular, a bit like Alien Frontiers, you can't really plan much before your turn actually starts, so if you also take a while to spot patterns and decide what to do it can go pretty slowly. (The other problem is more easily fixed: when someone hits 10+ points, rather than stopping instantly, finish the round, and if necessary keep playing more rounds until there's a clear winner.)

Then The Red Dragon Inn which is of similar vintage: it's very random, with lots of take-that, but one of the other players likes it a lot and it isn't terrible as an occasional thing.

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