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Thirsty Meeples January 2023 03 February 2023

Back to the boardgame café.

We started with Akropolis, a tile-laying city-building game; it felt to me like a blend of Between Two Cities (without the "between" bit, but a similar set of rules for scoring zones of different colours) with NMBR 9 (tiles placed on top of others are worth more). Didn't feel as though it was doing anything terribly original, or anything to do with akropolites, but it was good fun and I'd play again.

Big Essen release Heat: Pedal to the Metal, and I think I start to see what's going on. On the one hand, yes, there's card play quite like the same designers' Flamme Rouge; on the other, they've removed the consumption of cards which ties races to a particular length, and cards can be swapped in and out of the system as the race progresses. It's hard to justify getting this when I already have both Flamme Rouge and Rallyman GT, but I'd certainly play it again (at least if I couldn't persuade people to Rallyman).

Some short games to finish: Wonder Woods, combining light deduction with a lot of turn-order effects…

and the traditional Timeline: Historical Events in which I got very lucky (why yes, "extinction of the dinosaurs" does come before all the human events on the board). But I think we all enjoyed this more than the Music & Cinema and British History ones we played two months ago.

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