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Marlow Board Games 19 December 2022 12 January 2023

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues to meet in the Britannia.

Six of us this night, with a visiting guest, and we started with The Island of Doctor Lucky from 2018. It's clearly an updated version of the classic, intended to run rather faster, and in this it largely succeeds; on the other hand it still suffers from the ending being largely determined by who runs out of "you don't win" cards first.

Codenames, first time I'd played for a while, and I'd forgotten just how bad I can be at spymastering when I'm even a little tired. Still, held things more or less together.

Finally a round of 6 nimmt!, always fun, though I think five or more is the sweet spot (where a stack can go from 1-card-safe to 5-cards-deadly between you choosing the card to play and that card being resolved).

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