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Board Games at the Bear, 13 November 2022 24 November 2022

Back in the Usual Pub with ten of us playing various games.

We started with Hidden Leaders, four players – not helped I think by having two necromancers playing one after the other, so they managed to get rid of most of the cards that would move markers downwards. I'm still not entirely convinced about the level of skill here, though I may just not be seeing it. A little frustrating, but I still had a good time.

On to Realm of Sand, a game I always think should have been more popular than it was; as it is I almost always play the basic mode without individual player powers, because I'm usually with people who haven't played before. (We dropped in a fifth player who turned up at the last moment, and I don't think this broke the game at all.)

Finally, after some shuffling of players, Furnace, which I've been keen on trying for a while. I really like the auction mechanism, and the engine-building aspect; this may well be a game that I buy at some point.

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